Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.

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Can I automate an audio playlist to play at certain times, in a desired order?

I currently use Windows Task Scheduler to play certain playlists at certain times of the day/week, which we broadcast online as part of scheduled programming. Each time the task executes, it opens the ...
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What's the real difference between an automated test tool (like Selenium) and a web scraper (like Mechanize)? [on hold]

I want to automate a large number of updates using a web interface. I'm looking at GreaseMonkey, Selenium, which claims to be a testing tool, and Mechanize, which claims to be a web scraper. I want ...
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Click button on browser using ID programmatically (for Noob)

I am a freelancer, I have to upload images on a website, and I need automation. Taking example of this website, in google chrome, I can open console and enter $('#wmd-image-button').click() And ...
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Mute certain programs when other program makes sound

Listening to online radio scanners some times not much happens, so I do other things. Usually I use Firefox on Windows 7 or 8. Is there a nice way to automatically mute all sound except the browser ...
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Write content to file with Automator

I'm building an Automator Service to create an .html file and write some text in it. I've managed to create my .html file by using the New Text File action, but how can I write text in it? I see no ...
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Script/program that listens for user input, reads logs for output and sends broadcast

During code deployments there is a risk of service/system failures. The Network Operations Center monitors alerts from servers. If the alert comes as a result of a code deployment then it might not be ...
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Automatically launch an application if it is not running [closed]

I have an application which run in background but crashes from time to time. I am looking for a tool that works in the background and checks if a given application is running and if not it launches ...
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Run Excel macros in multiple files and paths

I need assistance to enhance the method I've implemented. Here are the details. I have multiple excel spreadsheets (xls, originally written on Excel 2007 or 2010) that have 3 main macros that I want ...
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How to achieve expanded abbreviations on Mac OS X?

On Windows, AutoHotKey enables you to write short scripts to recognize keystrokes and then expand them if they match a shortened abbreviation. For example, if I type 4111 and hit space I can expand ...
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how to make my computer automatically troubleshoot when Internet connection fails

My Internet connection occasionally fails. After troubleshooting the issue it is fixed. However, after a long time the network connection fails again. It's not a problem with my router. Is there a ...
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Automate downloads which could be interrupted by VPN/ Download failures

I need to download 20 files each of almost 2 GB each. However, more often than not my downloads are interrupted either by internet failure or VPN errors. So, If its a download error, I need to restart ...
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Winamp: How to make playlist changes automatically reflected in M3U file?

When I remove a song from the playlist, I want the M3U that I loaded it from to also have the changes reflected. So if I have playlist.m3u with song1, song2, and song3 -- loaded in winamp -- and I ...
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How do I add a Google account (add person) using the command line?

For an automatization process inside a virtual machine, I need to add/login into a Google account on Chrome or Chromium using the command line only.
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Copy text selection with page URL as an HTML link?

I would like to be able to highlight a selection of text, press a shortcut or right click and pick a menu option that copies the selection of text along with the page URL (“its source”), as an HTML ...
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OSX - Custom lockscreen incorrect password script

As you probably know, in Mac OS X you can enable a lock screen when waking from sleep, where the user enters their password. I am looking for a way of running an Automator.app workflow when an ...
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connect to wifi via URL using code

I want to connect my tablet to a wifi that requires user name and password (and maybe a license agreement click) and submit button click that is available over a URL (like one at my school where I ...
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Is there a way to automate folder optimization type in windows?

In windows 7 and 8, the downloads folder become optimized for pictures after a while, it causes the folder to lag when opened and even after changing that it returns to pictures every now and then. ...
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How to stop the Browser from automatically opening a new window of ad.adsmatte?

when i load the SO and when I click login it opens a new window for ad.admatte.com,when i click questions/Tags or any option available on any site like this it is automatically opening a new window ...
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Automatically check voicemail accessible only by phone? [closed]

Very few people use the office voicemail anymore, but when an old-timer leaves a message I'd like to know right away. My current solution is to call the system everyday using a number with commas for ...
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How to update Zone File to add A-records

I need to to automate the addition of a-records to db.mydomain.com. I've tried to simply edit the file with sed and echo commands, but this doesn't work. It's creating a similarly named file besides ...
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How can I programmatically get a list of open tabs from Firefox?

I'm trying to make a tool that encourages me to read/close more tabs on a regular basis. I am sure that there are ways to do things like this, but I don't know how. I initially suspected that this ...
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How do I install Firefox with preconfigured toolbars?

I have a custom Red Hat 6 kickstart disc which installs and configures a workstation as a control system. We use Firefox (at the moment: the 31.4.0 long-term release) to allow the system maintainer ...
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Counting specific words within a batch of Word documents

I need a count of the number of times an acronym (e.g. ‘ABC’) is used in a collection of word documents. The acronym is always three letters and in block caps. All the word documents are contained ...
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Run script or app at logon for all users on the Mac

I want my Mac to auto-trash some cache-files from Adobe for all the users that log on to the computer. I am really new to this, so I'm sorry if my question is obvious. I have made a script and/or app ...
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Automate spreadsheet (Excel/CSV) workflow

I'm looking for a tool or process to help automate repetitive workflow tasks that require with an Excel or CSV file to be in a specific format. For example, we work with vendors that send us a list ...
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Windows Automated Installation. How can I change boot order in WinPE from a batch file?

Trying to complete automated install of windows OS. I have WinPe on a USB which is first in boot order. I have several batch files running automatically in WinPE making partitions etc. as part of the ...
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Testing with RabbitMQ

I'm currently trying to create a test harness and I'm receiving messages from RabbitMQ like json messages. Can anyone suggest a tool, or testing approach can be done here? Setup is like: send a ...
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Merge two PDF files automatically with the input file name as the output file name

I need to merge several PDF files. What I have is two files, with almost the same name. The name is a code for a product, that consists of the pdf files. One is called 4226469601D.pdf and one is ...
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Automatic and dynamic click script on windows

I'm in the need of creating a dynamic system which may allow me to auto move the mouse on a Windows client automatically. I've found online the program Autohotkey which may fit my needs, but I need ...
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Need to automatic “translate page” process or fix it. In google chrome

I am aware that question come up few times, but my problem is more specific. In my job in necessary to spend 5-6 hours a day to do website search of various company around the globe. I need to ...
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Vim boilerplate (automatic, file specific) [duplicate]

There is a bit of code that I want to include in a variety of files done with vim, and I don't feel like copy-pasting every time. The example that I want to accomplish the most is vim newfile.tex ...
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How to copy files and folders in clipboard to all connected removable drives? [duplicate]

I am a teacher. Usually, at the end of my classes, I want to share some files and folders in my computer (Windows 8) with my students. I have bought a USB hub that supports 4 parallel usb drives. ...
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OS X Automator to create a set of folders based on list in a text file

I'm a Terminal and Automator novice. I have found a terminal command that allows me to create a bunch of folders from a text file formatted as following: "Folder Name" "folder Name Two" "Another ...
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How to automate these actions in JIRA?

We are managing our incidents through JIRA incident management tool. Usually we add an "Epic link", move particular issues to the "Sprint Board" and Assign it to concern person for every new issue. ...
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Automated way to get an exe file to automatically run every three days in Windows 7 Ultimate?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. Let abc.exe be a file. Is it possible to automatically run abc.exe every three days? I am finding a 3rd-party program that can do this job. Suppose that abc.exe was ...
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Move and resize window using a script in Mac OS X

I want to move and resize a window to a particular position and size based on percentage values (e.g.: 30% of screen width; positioned at 2/3rd of screen height). Can this be done using shell ...
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How do I create a batch file that will create a folder for each day of the month? [closed]

At the beginning of each month inside a directory, I need to create a folder for each day in that month (in the format of DDMMYYYY). I'd like to just run this script on the first day of each month ...
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How to use Jitibit Macro Recorder with double pointer?

So, Jitbit Macro Recorder basically allows you to make the mouse perform specific tasks, so I can perform redundant, repetitive tasks automatically. There's also a program called Pluralinput which ...
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Is there any way to save a search in Xcode or OS X?

I want to improve my workflow by having a saved search that I can either simply open, or would automatically update. For my current particular use (may change in the future), it would search the ...
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automatically Save outlook attachment

Is there a Windows-based method that can automatically pull save email attachment from a outlook 2010 to a server? I get aan email daily with an attachment that I manually save to a folder on a ...
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Autoload CSV for batch printing labels (Brother P-touch Editor v5.1)

My goal is to automatically print shipping labels for an e-commerce website based on periodically created .csv-files. I have the .csv-files ready. I also have the shipping label template ready in ...
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Automatically turn airplane-mode on/off in Windows 8.1 when the Ethernet cable is plugged in/unplugged

Is there a way to automatically turn airplane-mode on/off in Windows 8.1 when the Ethernet cable is plugged in/unplugged? According to this SU question Windows should be able to work fine with both ...
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Acronis True Image automate restore process

I have to restore several pc's every four month from the same tib-image. At the moment I do the restore manually with the restore-cd but I would like to save time in the future. Is there an option to ...
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Can I make a rule in Outlook 2011 that fires on a message that is marked complete?

I want to create a rule that will apply a certain category to all messages whose flags are set to "Mark as Complete (^0)". Is there a way to do this? The closest I can find is a rule that fires if it ...
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Auto Extract New Archives On Linux

I'm wondering if someone can help me automatically extract new archives added to '~/Downloads'. I found a similar question asked here several years ago and there were some suggestions to use fsniper ...
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Possible to automate setting of Internet Explorer settings?

Is it possible to automate the setting of some Internet Explorer settings through some sort of self-contained script or program (and not something like Group Policy or domain controlling)? In ...
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Mac OS X - Scripting mouse wheel scroll and mouse clicks

On Mac OS X I would like to be able to press a key resulting in the mouse wheel scrolling a certain amount followed by a mouse click on a specifik point. Are there any tools that can help me achieve ...
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Make Sikuli run on a separate virtual screen

I'm using Sikuli to create scripts that run using screen captures. How could I make a sikuli script run in a separate virtual screen in order to be able to use my computer when a script is running? ...
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Print recurring lines of output to a text file

I want to write the following to a text file: a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 and so on until reaching a certain number of lines output. I have to type around 3500 similar lines. How do I automate this? I am ...
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Reconnecting a virtual keyboard

Background: At work, I use a PC laptop connected to a docking station. On the docking station, I have plugged in my Logitech G510S gaming keyboard (I utilize the hell out of the extra G keys for ...