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

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Automate GUI tasks?

I have a Windows application which is deadware, and it lacks the option of exporting data into a file. The only way to extract data is to copy each line into the clipboard, and paste it in an editor. ...
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Record a macro of windows commands

Using Windows 7, is there an in-built or third-party method of recording windows commands and being able to play them back? As a very basic example of what I would like to be able to do, imagine ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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Converting my iTunes library to romaji

I have just added to my iTunes library a bunch of new Japanese songs. When I say a bunch, I mean it. A lot of them. And their titles are mostly in their original Japanese form, which is in kanji, ...
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Why doesn't xargs on find work with a series of commands using pushd and popd to walk a directory subtree?

On a Linux Centos 4 machine, I am trying to create a simple bash command line to walk a directory structure below an arbitrary current directory and in each subdirectory touch a file, list the ...
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Server Tasks Automation

I would like to run some tasks on my Windows 2008 R2 server and need some kind of automation. Right now I am running the tasks with my Macro Recorder - BUT - I need to be connected via RDP in order ...
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Skype keeps making me automatically invisible

I keep getting made invisible automatically by skype. It doesn't even appear to happen at consistent intervals. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all, sometimes it happens every 5 seconds. I don't ...
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Is there a way to save and replay a sequence of shortcut key on Windows?

I'm executing a repetitive series of shortcuts on Windows. Is there a way to save them and "replay" them automatically? This is supposed to work Windows-wide as I use multiple software on the ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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How to automatically upload e-mail attachments

When I have an e-mail with an attachment that exceeds usual limits (say 10 Mb), I upload the file to a private remote FTP server (using a simple homemade PHP upload tool), and I add the link to my ...
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Using batch to verify a process is running with WMIC

I am attempting to write a script that will check if a process is running (in my case a virtual machine) @echo off wmic process where name="VirtualBox.exe" | find "GitHubEnterprise" /c > tmpcount ...
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Installing Windows 7 with updates already installed

A search of the titled question reveals "dual booting with XP" and other irrelevant dated forum posts. I run a small business offering basic reformatting services, I have one reoccuring complaint ...
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Setting Path in Windows

If I were to execute all executables in Windows in cmd, does that mean I need to add all folders containing executables to PATH? Coming from Linux, this seems like a huge hassle. Is there any way to ...
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Record directory sizes on shutdown

What would be the easiest way to record and store the sizes(and a timestamp) of a few chosen directories upon each shutdown - say in a .csv file.
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Automation of control panel > Wireless Network settings(802.11 modes) through Powershell or any other automated procedures

I want to automate the "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks" page in Windows through Powershell or any other automated procedures, to change my wireless adapter's mode to all ...
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Home NAS backup system

my question is about automatiom and backups. So I go to work and generate about 1GB of files a day, i want to have a NAS at home that when i come home with my laptop and connect to the network it ...
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How to add/update articles easily on Wikipedia?

To create files for Wikipedia, I use a combination of software (Vim, Markdown, Pandoc, Git ...). As a developer this is just how I'm comfortable. My problem is that to add or update (especially the ...
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Program/Script to automatically sort movies into folders based on a certain field [on hold]

I've been looking around and I can't seem to find a suitable program to perform this task. Specifically, I want to be able to run this program, and drag multiple files into it (or point to multiple ...
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Change project in sublime text, sourcetree & codekit

I'm a web developer, and often need to switch between projects. This means I need to: Change project in Sublime Text 2 Change project in CodeKit Change project in SourceTree Note: I'm using Mac ...
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automatic backup of files after change is made

I want to backup few folders on a regular basis on Windows XP. The best would be automatic backup after any change to the files is made. I like sugarsync but I cannot sync files from program files ...
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Automating SMTP Configuration

The following is an excerpt from a series of instructions I am following as a list of company procedures they would like me to automate. Is the following achievable through command line/batch, and if ...
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How to automate software registration via batch or script

We use a program called vspace created by ncomputing. This allows for example 4 stations on a single host machine. So, each time this is installed we have to fill out the registration form which pops ...
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I have an Outlook 2007 rule which copies certain outgoing messages to another folder — how do I automatically mark these messages as “read”?

The messages are successfully copied to the other folder, but show up as unread. "Mark as read" does show up as a filter option in the action list when creating a rule that applies to incoming ...
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Server 2012 Modifying sharing privileges on a folder via script

I have recently been employed by a small company as a software engineer. I am stepping a bit out of my element and doing a bit of IT work for them as needed as well. Currently I am going over some ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...
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Unified Functional Testing [migrated]

Hello so I am a tester for a website and part of my job is to make sure the links on my site work. I do this by running UFT scripts (formerly QTP scripts before my machine got upgraded) and using ...
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mRemoteNG Panel equal to Name

I wanted to have the Panel=%name% or something similar in mRemoteNG. Is it possible to do this within the program? For now I resorted to using Regex find replace in an editor on the confCons.xml file, ...
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Is it possible to open several web pages when browser is started?

I am searching for browser option or plugin (it will be best if it is available in Web Kit browsers,Opera or Firefox - not IE) that allows me to open several web pages when it is initially started. ...
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Outlook 2010: How to turn Out of Office on automatically when Outlook is closed?

Is it possible to make Outlook 2010 turn on the "Automatic Replies" feature when I close the application? I like to turn on "Out of Office" at the end of the day but in a hurry it's easily forgotten. ...
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CPanel - Is it possible to download a file with direct link to our own FTP folder?

I was wondering if there is a way to download a file with direct link to my own FTP Folder (using CPanel) without downloading it to my computer first. There are some methods to automate this process ...
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Is it possible to autocrop black borders of a video with ffmpeg?

I think it has a "blackness" video filter, which can determine if a picture sequence is black. Maybe it also has a filter to determine crop values automatically to remove black borders form edges of a ...
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Make excel relate to different values [closed]

I have an excel-file with 3 spreadsheets. On page two and three I have a huge list of IP addresses which all relate to a specific name which can be found on both page two and three. I want to type in ...
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Method of taking an image with labels and turning it into a flash card

I have a load of images (lots of them anatomy images, I am a medical student) and I want to turn them into flashcards. The part I am having trouble with is the modification of the image so that it ...
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How can I automate securely wiping deleted files?

I am looking for a way to automate securely wiping deleted files from my server, including files deleted in shared directories by users on remote devices. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an SSD (ext4) ...
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Ways, means, options & approaches to auto click “more..” links/ buttons on opened webpages/ urls?

Different ways and means to auto click ..more.. links/ buttons on opened webpages/ urls? When I go to events like this on Meetup or Even brite I like to review who are the people attending and try ...
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Set (Many) Programs' Window Size/Position

I'm looking for a solution similar to this, but for Windows 7 (64-bit), and not just for the terminal. This is also definitely not a duplicate of this question. The Problem Some programs remember ...
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Batch file to open 4 or 6 internet explorer screens and place them by dividing the desktop equally

I intend to write a script that can open 4-6 IE screens that can be automatically be placed on the desktop. So essentially all of them will get equal space on the desktop. I am aware of the command ...
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Remotely launching applications with access to network shares

I use PsExec to launch an application remotely, but it does not have access to the network shares. Basically we're talking about my old machine, which now serves as an HTPC. This is hard if it does ...
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Creating Automatic Hyperlinks in Outlook for specific words

Does anyone know how to create an automatic hyperlink in Outlook so when I type in that specific word a hyperlink will automatically attach itself to that word?
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Save PDF automatically on exit in Adobe Reader

As in the title. Adobe Reader prompts me to save on exit. This is an operation I do several times a day every day, so if I Adobe Reader could just save my changes without asking me (that is, ...
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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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Auto focus on control panel's search box

I am not sure if this applies to Windows in general or just Windows 7. On my old Windows 7 computer, whenever I would open the Control Panel the search box would be in focus. On my new Windows 7 ...
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Compile Excel Spreadsheet from Outlook Message

I would like to know if it is possible to compile an Excel Spreadsheet from an email message. I receive several email messages every day with the same format (the report of a procedure) and I would ...
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Script to fire fn + f6 every time computer starts?

My laptop's touchpad has malfunctioned. Every time I start the computer, I have to manually press the keys fn+f6 to shut it off. How can I create a script which does this automatically on every start? ...
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How to perform this Windows 7 permissions change on many files via GUI or command line

After using my external hard drive on another Windows 7 computer to tweak photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery then upload them to Facebook I found the modified images were now not visible on the ...
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Need Tool to Extract ER Diagram fom PostgreSQL 9,1

Guys I need to compare 2 different databases running in PostgreSQL. I would like to use some tool to extract the diagram in a automatic way, Ive tried pgadmin3 and pgdesigner but they seem ...
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Deleting emails from a sender after x days?

I have a web application that sends me many emails that are only for notification purposes - and so, are not important. There can be a great deal of these per day, and I sometimes forget to delete ...
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Software to automate the download of a list of URLs

Let's say I have a list of URLs as follows: http://creamteam.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/10-Chinatown.mp3 http://mp3muffin.com/train/burbs.mp3 ...
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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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Mac OS X : Open up 3 terminals, run different commands from all for each of them, to set up a development environment

I'm a Ruby on Rails Web Developer and there is a lot of repetition I go through to start up my development environment. I was wondering if there is any way that I can remove some of this repetition by ...