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What ways exist to control (enable/disable) automatic startup of applications at the end of system boot? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I remember the days when on Windows 95 it was possible to cause programs to launch once the system had finished booting by placing a link to such ...
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Any way to obscure password in Windows EXE start-up argument?

There is a Windows GUI application (call it A from now on) that takes some password as its start-up argument. For example, C:\SomeProgram.exe /usr=homer /pwd=simpson There is an application (call ...
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Shortcuts in W7 desktop launch the program from the shortcut at the top of the screen

I have a problem with windows 7 and desktop in my computer. Once on the desktop, if I want to launch a program from any of the shortcuts both on the desktop or the programs bar, it launches the ...
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Linux desktop: My applications follow me

On the linux desktops I have used where multiple workspaces are available (Ubuntu with Unity and Linux mint with Cinnamon, that is), It does not matter where I launch an application; when it finally ...
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How can I set it so that another program launches at the same time as another? [closed]

Basically, I want an application to launch only when another application's process is active.
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When starting an application (Chrome) in Windows 7/8 it is not always in focus

The last half year (or more?) I have experienced that when I launch an application, it is not always in focus/active. For example I start Chrome several hundred times per day and maybe 30% of the time ...
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How do I open multiple files as part of gVim's launch procedure?

I use gVim a lot in Windows at work to edit text files. I want $VIMRC to always be in buffer 1, and my vim_cheatsheet to always be in buffer 2. I tried putting "e $VIMRC" in my .vimrc, which didn't ...
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How can I automatically open files in an editor in Windows

I work with a lot of different data in text files and the extensions are used for categorizing what data is contained so windows is always complaining that it doesn't know what to do with these files ...
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create program launch icon (or shortcut) on windows 8 desktop

I noticed that if you install applications like Visual Studio, its launch icon doesn't appear on the desktop. On the other hand, for apps like Google Chrome browser, the launch icon appears on the ...
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Word Realms won't start from the Menu anymore on Linux Mint 16

Installed Word Realms on Linux Mint 16 per its included instructions. It worked fine launching from the OS menu, for a time. Now when I try to launch it, same way as always, nothing happens: no ...
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Can I stop an OS X application getting focus after it has loaded?

If a program takes some time to load, I like to continue working on something else. But then when that program finishes loading, it gets focus. Specifically, I am working in Eclipse, and then also ...
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Why does Windows 8 application search no longer match substrings?

When I first installed Windows 8, I could start an app by hitting the Windows key once to bring up the Start screen, and then typing a substring of the app's name. At some point since then, the ...
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Apps crash with “Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 13”

I recently finished school but the IT department didn't unlock my computer. When I try to run certain apps (mostly certain games), they appear on the dock for 0.1 secs and then crash with out an ...
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Unable to set the default launcher in open with

I am already in this problem Now When I right click the program on the desktop(lets say Quick Screen Recorder) and Open with > choose default program..> select the launcher program. I am unable to ...
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Windows doesn't launch the application and all installed programs had .lnk extension

If you need more details, refer my this problem All installed programs had .lnk extension automatically! Windows doesn't launch the application specifically those on windows list. When i hit windows ...
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Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
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How can i install and launch calibre portable on Windows 7?

I tried downloading and installing calibre portable in a new folder, in the "documents" library on Windows 7. however the program doesn't launch (open) when i double click calibre-portable.ext. ...
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Launch Script for Windows7

Hey guys hopefully I can thoroughly explain what I'm trying to do here! LOL I have a dual display Windows 7 PC and what I am trying to do is launch 2 different programs on boot, and I want one to ...
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GMRUN auto-complete add instead of overwrite (leads to errors)

when i launch gmrun, and start typing a previously known command, gmrun opens a history list, and SELECTS the rest of the command: if i press enough letters for unique command, then the selection ...
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Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 8.1?

SmartScreen was introduced to warn users about malicious installs on computers running Windows 8.1. It was designed to help protect users from the threats that come from unauthorized or malicious ...
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How to enable Java Quick Starter (JQS) on Windows 7

I remember that Unix (Sun blades and Linux) did launch java apps instantly, especially if we compare to Windows. This was cool but now I call a java utility millions of times per second in the batch ...
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Launch directory for Windows 7 application

I have a program installed on a Windows 7 machine which reads a start up config file. The program also opens up a Tcl console window. The problem I am having is that when I launch the application ...
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Windows 7: Application Windows Fail to Appear Occasionally

I have a Windows 7 64 bit system which has a strange problem for past several months: After the computer runs for several days continuously a problem is encountered where clicking on the task bar to ...
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Adobe Dreamweaver crash on launch: Error 6

Have Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 installed on Windows 8 and first install, it's working properly, but after some time on next launch I get Error: Please uninstall and reinstall the product. Error ...
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Is there an application launcher for Windows similar to Synapse from Linux/Ubuntu?

I like to use the Synapse launcher in Ubuntu (Xfce) - I think I would prefer it even to Dash from Unity. Is there something close to that for Windows 7? I use the Start search/launch feature of ...
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How can I launch single instanced applications multiple times on the same machine without VMWare?

I have a game in which I want to test how many players are able to join a multiplayer game - the problem is that my VMWare machines return "Graphics Hardware not supported on this platform" when I try ...
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Open Run… dialog from command

I would like to run the Run... dialog (the Win+R) from a batch command? There is an shotcut to it in C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools but that shotcut ...
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osx: launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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Launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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How can I start any application with Guest permissions by default?

Here are my two questions: How can I start any application with Guest permissions by default? How can I set certain applications not to launch with Guest permissions? For the first bullet, any ...
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Launch Google Chrome in Fullscreen mode

How can I launch Google Chrome in fullscreen mode from a shortcut? I have tried the CLI arguments --start-maximized and --kiosk, but both do not activate the regular fullscreen mode (i.e. when you ...
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Security Warning prompt when using a service to launch an unsigned program from local HDD

I have a remote Windows Embedded box (basically a limited-feature copy of WinXPSP3), on which I have a Windows service whose only purpose in life is to make sure that a copy of a particular ...
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Launch Windows program with custom environment variable

My JAVA_HOME on my dev machine - which is Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit - points to a 64-bit Java, and that's fine in general. However, I just installed a program - to wit, the FlashDeveloper IDE - for which ...
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Any keystroke-launcher alternative to Launchy and Executor on Windows?

does anybody know a good an actively developed alterantive to the keystroke-launcher Launchy or Executor? Launchy seems no longer to be under development. Executor also seems not to be developed ...
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How to assign pre- and post-launch actions for applications?

Is there any way to automatically assign pre- and post-launch actions to applications in Linux? Exaple scanario: When I launch Virtualbox, vboxdrv is loaded transparently; when I close Virtualbox, ...
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Why don't applications launch right after I boot WIndows?

I have a few applications in my task bar on Windows 7. Right after the machine boots, the task bar is unresponsive: When I move my mouse over an icon, nothing happens. Very shortly after boot ...
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Always open applications in associated workspace in awesome window manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: awesome-wm: binding programs to workspaces Is it possible to open a particular application always in an associated workspace in awesome window manager? For e.g. I want ...
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Why are user-specific startup items starting for all users?

On my Win7 machine I have a number of programs in my user's startup folder ("C:\Users{USER}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"). A few of them like ZumoCast and ...
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Windows' MSN Zone internet games will not launch due to error

I keep getting this error when trying to launch Internet Spades on a Windows XP machine: Spades is unable to start. Close some other programs and try again, or try reinstalling Spades using ...
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Open Chrome with only the pinned tabs

Previously, when you have some pinned tabs, Chrome opens only those on startup. But when I launch Chrome, the pinned tabs and my regular home page tab is opened. How do I set up Chrome so that only ...
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Linux Mint: How to launch a new version of a program

I'm running Linux Mint and an application called anki (flash card app). The software repositories for Linux Mint are a few versions behind. When I download the new program it just runs from the ...
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Start an application with specific regional settings

I have to work with different applications which are, in my opinion, not wisely-coded; they require the user to use specific regional settings. For example, some applications I use require that the ...
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Is there a good tool for automatically opening, sizing, and placing application windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Save window locations of applications A recurrent task at my workplace is opening applications to display monitoring tools, on a multi-monitor display that is repeated ...
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How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items?

I'm attempting to follow the instructions for pinning startup tabs in Chrome. On OS X how do I add command line arguments to items that persist in my dock?
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where does linux look to find binaries when we write them to console

I wonder where does linux, particularly Ubuntu or Debian, look to find binaries when we write to console to run them? For example when I write firef and hit the tab it completes to firefox. I know it ...
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How can I bind a keyboard shortcut to start a specific application in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcut to start Calculator in Windows 7 I would like to bind a keyboard shortcut to the applications I use most so I can start them fast only using the ...
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Automatically launch a program on a freshly connected USB flash drive [duplicate]

I have a Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive. To access the encrypted partition, I have to launch the DTVP_Launcher.exe application in the root directory of the unencrypted, readonly partition. ...
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How to run something at Mac OS X by clicking on the desktop item

I want to have a number of items on my desktop which will be used to launch some apps. E.g. launcher for MacVim with specific settings for each project. I don't know how does it name in Mac OS. I was ...
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Spotlight in Snow Leopard was instantaneous but has gotten slow, I've tried reindexing

When I first started using Snow Leopard, I used spotlight to launch programs. I would type cmd-space and the first few letters of the program (chr to launch Google Chrome, for example). This worked ...
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Application on Windows 7 disappears straight after starting, but still visible in “process list”

I'm trying to run FigTree on Windows 7. I think it's a Java application, but I'm not positive about that. I have successfully used it before on Windows 7, but now when I click the figtree.exe (or a ...