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

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Is it possible to run a bat file on file save automatically in Windows

Each time I change a file, I need to go and manually copy it to another folder, so that the updated version would exist there. I know about mklink, but that's not feasible in my case. Is there a way ...
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Automatically “reject” images submitted to a folder that don't meet certain resolution/size criteria?

I receive a large number of images that are submitted by various people within our company. Rather than go through all of them manually, is there a way to have images that aren't at least 300dpi and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 server....
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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 P-...
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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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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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How to configure a FreeBSD port with default values (recursively)?

After doing a research in multiple search engines and reading https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/building.html and https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/...
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Automatic re-connection to public WiFi hotspot with web-based sign-in?

There are many public WiFi hotspots that require you to visit a special login page before they let you connect to the Internet. Often they have a time limit after which you have to repeat the login ...
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Efficient way to copy and paste address into web form, fill forms

A repetitive task I would like to automate is moving address data from one website to a form on a different website. Currently I copy the name, paste the name, copy the first address line, paste the ...
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batch file error

When I tried to run a batch file using gdal_calculate command. The following error occurs: batfile is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. RuntimeError: ...
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Is there any way to make Outlook 2011 automatically run all rules?

I'm using Outlook 2011, coming form Gmail, and want to have it automatically run all rules. I'd prefer if I can set triggers like "once a minute" or "when an email arrives" or "when email category ...
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Shortcut directly to Windows Media Center Netflix plugin

How would I create shortcut that, when executed, would launch Windows Media Center and immediately open the Netflix plugin? The idea would be to then link that to another application, or an external ...
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Automatically log folder changes

I have a dropbox folder on my windows desktop in which I frequently add photos to and rename them, it is a bit tedious to try and remember what photos I've recently added, so is there some way that I ...
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Automate saving/email html page daily [closed]

I am looking for ideas on how to do this I have an intranet site , lets call it http://intranet/update.html if I do this manually I would 1. go to the site http://intranet/update.html 2. click save ...
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How could I overwrite file hosts in OS X?

Well, in my company I have to change file hosts to map the domain to the LAN IP because our servers located here. Then when I arrive to home, I have to change hosts file again to comment out which IP ...
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How MS Word can automatically locate pictures?

When you write a document in TeX paragraph 1 \begin{figure} ... \end{figure} paragraph 2 after compiling, you see that the final placement of the figure will not be necessarily between paragraph 1 ...
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Winbatch how to set focus on next editbox?

How to set focus on next editbox? I have dialog with focused first editobx, I filled data by SendKey() function. But I don't know, how to switch to next editbox. I am using Winbatch. Code: Delay(3);...
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Download files from web, unknown name of file

I need to download 10-15 programas every week, and looking how to automate the process. It's easy when I know exactly the name of .exe file; but what about the case when I dont? For example, lets ...
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How to configure Fedora/Ubuntu desktop with a bash script?

The default appearance of Fedora desktop is not what I desire. So I will always change some settings through GUI-based "System Settings" after a new installation. However, I feel it is rather tedious ...
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Replace a couple of strings of text automatically?

More detailed: I've got a folder with data for a game which code is pure text and customizable (M.U.G.E.N). Beside all other things, the *.cns file of each character contains following string of text:...
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Open attachments from many different emails at once? - MS Outlook 2013 [duplicate]

I ask here only about opening an attachment first, WITHOUT saving it. If desired, I'll then try to save it. Unlike the OP (richardtallent) in that question, I know no computer science or programming. ...