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

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How to manage (admin) MATLAB sessions (saving workspace, closing sessions)

We are running MATLAB using a site wide license. Users connect to high ram machines via a remote desktop platform (linux), and their sessions are persistent so that they can carry simulations over ...
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Programatically parsing web pages

I want to programatically parse some Web pages on sites that do not have a publicly available API. For example check if my grades are ready at the university. Has anyone done anything like this and ...
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What is the best way to automate Windows at a high level? [on hold]

I have been using AHK for a while, but since it is mainly for hotkeys I am wondering if there is something more powerful out there.
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Automated process for password protecting a Word document

Is there a way to automate the process of adding a password to a Word document? It's easy in Adobe with an action wizard, but I don't see how that would be possible in Word. We use the same password ...
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...
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Silent Install Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8

I am writing my first Powershell script to automate the installation of Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8. I plan to install it on a Hyper-V VM running on Windows Server 2012. I ...
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Building a program/script for generating e-mails: suggested approach? [on hold]

Background I've been thinking about this for a long time but haven't gotten around to it until now. If this is the wrong forum, let me know and I can post it in a more appropriate place. As I work in ...
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How can I automate a multi-step task involving multiple applications? [on hold]

Is it possible to create a recurring automated task that will download a file from a given URL, save it to a specified location on my hard drive and then send an email with the file attached? I am ...
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Win10 - add and remove icons from taskbar using regedit

Is it possible to add and remove icons from the taskbar? I have a program that installs a lot of programs and some are added to the taskbar and some are not. I want to add and remove some ...
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Trying to set up an auto reply for messages received from one specific email, but sent to different “reply-to” addresses

I work for a event management company and whenever someone sends an email question from our ticketing management site, that question is automatically sent to my work email for me to answer. The email ...
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Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files?

Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files? I want to be able to automate the search and replacement of placeholder values across a number of file types, ...
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Automatic reply to only one sender

How can I activate an automatic reply to only one sender? I'm using MS Outlook 2010 professional.
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Automate fast user switching in windows through a script

To switch to another user in windows you have to lock (Win+L), then switch, then login with the other user's credentials. A little quicker way is through Task manager's Users tab where you right ...
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How to batch “find-n-replace”in doc-files?

I have multiple .doc files with the following structure: [useless text #1] [useful text] [useless text #2] Blocks of useless text are the same across files. How do I batch-delete these useless ...
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Is there any automatic latex code editor? [on hold]

I have a website http://oscience.info I need to write a lot of formulas in the site. For that I use LATEX. But it's very tedious writing all the code in my wordpress. Is there any windows tool from ...
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Monitor and control a VPN connection

I have one VPN connection on my work PC I need constantly connected. However, it occasionally disconnects, and I discover this in a time consuming way, like thinking I have a bug in my work or ...
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automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
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Make Chrome automatically click on a specific link on a specific website

I need to configure Google Chrome to click on a specific link on a specific website (or even better, websites in a specific domains), just to automate something I have to use all the time. Is there ...
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Automatically change time based on current location

I often move between 2 time zones, and expect my Windows 7 laptop to somehow automatically change the system time, being spoiled by the same feature on my cell phone. I always assumed that desktop ...
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Illustrator : automatically export multiple different-sized images from project

I have an .ai project open in Illustrator, that I need to export to multiple PNGs with different resolutions. Is there a way to write a script or automate these exports in some way?
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Run script in OS X 10.6 on network connection. (like /etc/network/if-up.d/)

Is there any way to run a script when a network interface comes up in Mac OS X? I've tried putting a script named ip-up in /etc/ppp but it doesn't seem to fire when I disconnect and reconnect to a ...
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How to configure SoapUI Pro Floating license through only command line?

I want to write puppet manifest for installing and configuring SoapUI pro. I already have license server configured. But how to configure the floating license server through command line from the ...
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How to get current timestamp in VLC player without using gui?

I need to automate vlc player and need to get current timestamp for that. Is there any way to do that?
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Is there a command-line method to replace a layer in a PSD and save to a JPG? (the goal is to automate compositing)

I have a lot of PSD files that have a Replace Me layer. It'd be nice if I could figure out how to replace that layer and render it to a JPG automatically. The solution doesn't have to use ...
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Automatically send multiple emails from Outlook at specific times

I have a need to send an email every 10 seconds for about 2 minutes, but I'd like to schedule this to occur starting at a specific time (8:59) and ending near a specific time (9:01). I need to ...
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Deployment Automation (Eclipse) from Command prompt

I want to automate the deployment in Eclipse through command prompt. Can I do it ? Basically It open eclipse and when i need to right click and choose validate and once validation is completed, i ...
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Is there an alternative to AutoSizer for 64-bit Windows?

Is there an application that sits in your systray and automatically moves/resizes windows as they appear (no hotkey press necessary)? I've been using AutoSizer for years and sadly it no longer works ...
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How to synchronize a specific folder on two or more computers in real time? [duplicate]

As the title states: How do I synchronize a specific folder on two or more computers in real time? (One way synchronizing would be the best option) I want to be able to place a file in a folder on ...
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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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How to auto sync a folder on my external hard drive with a folder on my computer [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to somehow auto sync a folder on my external hard drive with a folder on my computer. You see, previously my computer's internal Hard Drive got damaged and all ...
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Warning when starting an app [windows automation]

I have two . exe application that conflict eachother ( App_A and App_B). I want to warn the user when he launch App_B if App_A is already running. ps: the warning message must really open before ...
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How to start one program when another one is started

I'm using Debian with Gnome3 and I'd like to know if there is an elegant way to start one program when another one is started. My use case is the following: I use keepass as my password manager and I ...
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How to “print to PDF” multiple books using Calibre?

When using Calibre's E-book Viewer, there is a button to "print to PDF": Clicking it shows some options for "print to PDF": I can successfully convert various ebook files to PDF this way. ...
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how to select the value from the dropdown in excel using java

I have one page with two drop fields and two text fields .i am using data driven frame work to execute that page so i created the excel sheet with four columns like Service no,service ...
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FTP Client with real time upload - Similar to FTPbox / Dropbox - Need Assistance

I have been searching the internet, downloading and installing but I have not found the right software. I am looking for an application similar to FTPbox, where I can upload files to a server via FTP. ...
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Text from file Object in MS word suddenly doesn't work right

I use Windows 10 home and Office 2016. I have 10 documents - Each has the same Footer-text that is taken directly as a "Text from file" Object via: MS Word menu > Insert > Object > Text ...
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Automatic excel script

I have data of 400 patients, stored in 400 different excel files. Each file contains 34 columns in a specific order, let's say A to Z. The order is the same in each of these 400 files. Now I need to ...
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Shutdown after certain time since start-up

I would like to shutdown the computer after it was running for e.g. 30 minutes. I'm on Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) and I tried to put in /etc/rc.local: shutdown -h 30 exit 0 but it doesn't work. What ...
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Centos 7 auto unlock encrypted hard drive

I have a Centos 7 server, and i have chosen to encrypt the hard drive in case someone breaks into my home and tries to read the files on my hard drives by directly inserting them into his own ...
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Check status of “File and Printer Sharing” with script

I am attempting to write scripts that test that status of important settings on my Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC's. Turning the "File And Printer Sharing" setting OFF/ON is well-documented. But is there ...
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Distributed command and control for home automation

I want a command and control system for home automation. As a Developer, my first thought is always to open vim and start coding, but I would really like to know of there is already something out ...
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Can KeePass 2.x HTML exports be fully automated?

The password management tool KeePass 2.x allows for customized HTML exports via File > Export > Customizable HTML File. There, file path and most importantly the desired database fields can be ...
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How to connect to a VPN at startup?

I need to have a computer at a branch office automatically connect to the corporate VPN to simplify the login process (not forcing the user to press network login down the right). The client machine ...
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Creating a permanent text-piece for several word documents and changing it at-once

Preliminary details I use Windows 10 home and my question deals with MS Office. I use Office 365 business. I have several work-order forms that I send to customers. The header of each document is ...
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Most efficient way to automatically name photos according to a naming convention?

I am a solar site assessor and am subcontracting for a company that uses a specific naming convention for all photographs taken at sites. I'm wondering what would be the best way to efficiently ...
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How to get Thunderbird to archive messages automatically

I want Thunderbird 3.1.1 to automatically move old messages to archive. The definition of "old" should vary by folder. E.g., messages in the "Meeting minutes" folder should get archived after 7 days, ...
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Enhancing all images in a folder

In Adobe Photoshop there are the options to auto tone, auto contrast and auto color. Is there a way to automatically apply all 3 of the operations to all images in a folder? I'm using Photo shop 2014 ...
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How can I automatically load visual effect settings?

So... In Windows I want to be able to load in this configuration of Visual Effects: via command line/script I also need this to work on Versions of Windows with different language packs which ...
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Automate the tar on file creation

I need to tar the log files automatically when its get created with date (eg., error.log-20151116). How should i automate this activity. I don't want to perform this action by log rotation.