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

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Massive XML Import in Excel in batch mode

I have created an XML map in Excel 2010 and I can import hundreds of XML files at once in an Excel sheet. However I would like to automate this, i.e. import new XML files that reside in a directory ...
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Automatically login and lock

I want to configure Windows 7 to login automatically after the computer is switched on. That's not because I'm lazy and don't like typing passwords. That's because I want programs that are configured ...
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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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Automated Twitter feed based on website update

I need to create an automated Twitted feed based on a particular section of a website that is updated at regular intervals. There is no RSS feed available. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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How can I program the function keys on my MacBook?

I'd like to assign basic tasks to the function keys (or other keys if it's easier) on my MacBook. For example I'd like the following to happen when F1 (or whatever key) is pressed: Launch Safari ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Windows command to copy file forcefully when that file is used by another process

I am copy a file using copy command. But its throwing some error. copy /y ..\BuildLog.htm . Error is : The process cannot access the file because its used by another process XCOPY /Y is also ...
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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: ...
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How to run a job multiple times in Autosys

I have an SFTP job that downloads a file from a remote site. The remote file may be available any time between 10 - 11 am. I need to configure the autosys job in such a way that it retries in case of ...
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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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Run Windows batch files at startup or when any user logs on

I have a server access where I want some batch files to run automatically for any user at startup. The problem is: Other users are unable to run this file and it is required to be run as the user ...
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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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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 couble string 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 ...
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Open registry directly to a given key?

I need to open a registry key such as the following in regedit. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Foo\Bar Is there a tool which will navigate to the key for me, without my having to navigate the folders ...
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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. ...
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Save attachments from many emails at once in Outlook?

Someone sent me 200 emails overnight, with one file attachment apiece. sigh I'm expecting another 200 each night for the next three nights (the emails come from a server, so asking them to batch them ...
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How to have a value from one Excel sheet propagate to other sheets, while being incremented?

I have an Excel workbook, which has 100 sheets in it, all the sheets are identical apart from A10 in every sheet. In A10 of sheet 1 there is a value 101 which I typed in manually and A10 of all other ...
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Auto expand “See more” option plugin

I have to code a plugin for browsers (preferably chrome) whereby it will automatically expand the "see more" option for webpages. Take for instance, a facebook post with 1000+ comments, and they ...
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Batch process: Subtraction of images

I have numerous images from a directory that needs to be subtracted to another image(another directory) and I don't know how to do it automatically in batch process. Any idea? The following are the ...
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How to run a .bat file silently and automatically

How am I going to run a .bat file in silent/background? And what command should I add to run a .bat file automatically, wherein every time I'm going to turn on my PC everyday the .bat file will ...
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How can I make Firefox automatically fill a username/password form and submit it?

In our staff lounge I have installed a PC with a large TV to display our company notices. The notices are published on an external SharePoint page at head office and displayed in the lounge with ...
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Batch file unable to run commands after launching putty

I am writing a batch file abc.bat which is used to launch putty. I want the .bat file to go to a particular folder (in PuTTY), source it in csh and go to a particular path on that server. I wrote the ...
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How to trigger a check for updates in Firefox programatically or from a command line?

Is there a command line switch for firefox.exe or an "about:" URL that will either force an update check or at least display the Help/About dialog, which checks for updates and tells if you're running ...
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Run a program on this Christmas and then every few hours

My girlfriend has sort of strong perversion for colored stripes. She likes stripes on everything. So I decided I could set up a little surprise for Christmas and I made I program that generates ...
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How to monitor a folder and trigger a command-line action when a file is created or edited?

I need to set up some sort of a script on my Vista machine, so that whenever a file is added to a particular folder, it automatically triggers a background process that operates on the file. (The ...
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How do you create square thumbnails for a set of images (with Photoshop?)

I want to create a gallery of images, but for the thumbnails I want them to be all one size (square or rectangular). Some of the photos are portrait and some to be landscape - but for I want the ...
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Gimp record actions

I would like to execute some actions in Gimp and then apply this actions again to a new version of the file. Is it possible ? Edit: I would like to crop (and center the rest), resize. Maybe change ...
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Replicate user action in Windows?

Is it possible somehow to record user action fully and replicate it on any other machine? Not just repeat user input (key press, mouse clicks/movement), but capture actual system "objects" (e.g., GUI ...
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Windows 8.1 - How to Activate Multiple Machines

So, I work for a company that recently purchased around 50 HP slim line desktops (System Model: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT). Each machine has Windows 8 already installed. The machines ...
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Ideas on how to automate the export of cell values from 300 different excel workbooks

I have 300+ excel workbooks, containing some informaiton. I need to construct a dataset, containing information from each of the workbooks. To clarify, let me give you an example: -WB1.xls contains ...
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Install WAIK installation images over PXE

I setup a PXE Server and use it to serve some tools and live systems over the network (Setup with Debian Wheezy, tftpd-hpa, isc-dhcpd and nfs-kernel-server) and would like to deploy Windows ...
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Controlling an amplifier power supply from Squeezebox/SqueezeCenter

I have a Squeezebox that is connected to an amplifier. I'd like the amplifier to switch on/off whenever the Squeezebox is powered on/off. I don't mind writing some plugin code to SqueezeCenter to do ...
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Send an email whena service is stoppped/Started [duplicate]

I have a requirement where I need to stop a service on a schedule. So I created a simple bat file which starts and stops the service using Net STOP /Start command, which I schedule using the windows ...
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Photoshop repeat event in all open tabs

I have 4 open tabs in photoshop. I'm working on my main image. How could i have that whatever next step i'm taking (lets say i'm gonna select the background layer) be replicated in all open tabs, so ...
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Automatically process received emails as plain text into a text-file each

I am hoping to receive data from a webform by email. I need to process this email to extract the data in it and process it further. I am currently using Thunderbird to receive the email and would ...
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How to launch a windows application when “Target” and “Start in” fields are different

I am writing automation scripts and to start windows application I use WinR shortcut. However I have a problem with applications which has different data in "Start in" and "Target". Obviously using ...
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How to automatically update FileZilla?

Everytime I open FTP client software FileZilla, there is a new version that I need to manually download and install. How to automate the process so it is not as obtrusive as prompting me for update ...
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Automate *.run file install?

Using: CentOS 6.2 BASH Script I regularly install CUDA (a GPU programming API) on machines in my work cluster, and have to reupgrade three *.run installers whenever I do an upgrade version-wise. The ...
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Auto-terminate a Windows application after a given amount of time

I'm looking for a way for a user to launch a Windows application that will only run for a given amount of time, say an hour. After the hour is up, an alert window will pop up, saying "Program will be ...
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How do I launch web pages on a browser using cmd prompts automatically? [duplicate]

I'm using windows7 and after I login in I want all the the web pages to start automatically on the selected browser using a cmd prompt. I have seen someone doing this..can anyone help with how to go ...
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How to automatically post on a forum after a random interval? [closed]

I am a regular user of the forum: http://forums.vr-zone.com/ Currently, I am selling a laptop on the marketplace. As it gets very crowded in there, I have to manually bump my post every few minutes ...
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Why does wget download specific files, but can't download them all at once?

I am using Windows XP and am trying to use wget to download all the pictures (and some other files) from my website which is going to be closed on a host in about two weeks (so I need to hurry). I ...
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Transferring information from a row of data in an excel document into a web form

I spend hours on end every week transferring information from an excel file into a webform. Right now I am copying and pasting each cell individually. What I would prefer to do is select a row in my ...
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wireless communication with lifx virtual bulb

I saw LIFX Virtual Bulb the other day and am curious to know how does this communication take place... For those who don't know what is LIFX - it is a wireless RGB LED bulb which can be controlled ...
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How to project all the files or newest files that were added to the directory using gdalwarp and commandline(.bat file)

How am I going to automatically detect all the files that were added to the directory and then project it immediately?Because everyday I am downloading hdf files and then project it from time to time ...
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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 ...