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Get Mouse Control Back In Windows Virtual PC On Windows 7

This is really easy to do but it will be different for Windows OS’s configured in Windows Virtual PC and Linux/Unix OS’s configured in Windows Virtual PC. For instance Windows XP Mode run from Windows Virtual PC will allow you to easily move the mouse between your desktop and the Windows XP Mode Virtual PC without skipping a beat. When you try to do the same thing within a Linux Windows Virtual PC or a Unix Windows Virtual PC this will not be the case because the Windows Virtual PC integration features are not available to anything but Windows Operating Systems at this time. Below are the instructions for breaking your mouse out of the Linux or Unix Windows Virtual PC.

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Resume Chrome Download, Google Chrome Resume Download Of crdownload Files

Continuing Google Chrome downloads that have been canceled because of a crashed browser, a Windows bluescreen, or some other reason is quite easy by using the tools available via Linux. The primary tool used to continue downloading files on a Linux computer is called wget and can be obtained for Windows using the information below. If a Chrome download has been cancelled for some reason you can continue downloading the file using wget as explained below. I am surprised there is not a extension that provides a resume feature yet however I imagine one will be coming along in the near future.

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Photoshop Filters Greyed Out, Cannot Use Adobe Photoshop Filters

When editing a GIF image via Photoshop earlier I needed to blur out a couple items in an image I had taken however I was unable to use the Photoshop filters that I typically use to do so. Each of the Photoshop filter menu items were greyed out and Photoshop would not let me select any of them. Use the information below to modify the Mode and enable the ability to use the Photoshop filters.