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

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Bookmarklet: run JS command after page is loaded

I build quite a lot of bookmarklets to automate my every day's work. Now I faced a problem: I would like (by clicking on a bookmarklet) to open a page in web browser (I use Internet Explorer 8) and ...
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Save (print) Visio pages as separate files named by page number

I have a Visio document with three pages. I want to print them all separately with Adobe PDF printer, producing three files named (for example) “Page1.pdf”, “Page2.pdf”, and “Page3.pdf” automatically. ...
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How can I automatically trust a Root CA in Firefox given a PEM file?

I have: Firefox 24.0 on Windows 7 Enterprise A frequent need to have Firefox trust a specific Root CA in Base64-encoded "PEM" format on disk, e.g. C:\foo.pem (for instance) The certificate I need ...
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How can I attach multiple PDF files to a single email directly from a PDF viewer?

We use an indexing program (an add-in to our business software) that selects PDFs for viewing from among over 60,000 documents. It's not easy for end users to figure out where each opened PDF is ...
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How to launch sshuttle without superuser pwd prompt

I love the sshuttle "poor man's VPN", however, having it require me to enter superuser pwd when launching each time makes my life sad. Is there a way I can either elevate the script or modify it in a ...
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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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Create an Outlook Quick Step for every user on a certain computer?

I need to create a quick step that shows up on every Outlook account on a certain computer. It shouldn't be added to the user's roaming profile, although it's not terrible if that happens. It would ...
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Capture key events at system level to control e.g. alsamixer

In Linux window managers, it is easy to define actions for key events - e.g. in openbox: <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <command>amixer set ...
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Automatically convert WAV files into MP3 files on Mac

Someone already had similar question but he wanted to convert FLAC into MP3. In my case I want to convert WAV into MP3 and the solution in the other question doesn't help me. Workflow would be the ...
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Disable Office Dialog Boxes

I'd like to disable as many Microsoft Office dialogue boxes as possible. For example, in Excel, there is a "Welcome to Page Break Preview" dialogue box that will sometimes appear when printing a ...
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Automatically find license of music

Is there some kind of database or online API that would enable me to automatically find the license for a certain music album? I would like to legally share music with some friends, but my collection ...
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Query value of button with current focus (together with xdotool) from the command line

I am using xdotool to automate some GUI usage. That works pretty well, but sometimes I want to check what button currently has focus. So I need to query the value of that button. xdotool doesn't seem ...
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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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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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Auto-Decrypt Windows Boot Drive With Truecrypt

Can I auto-decrypt an encrypted Windows 7 boot drive with Truecrypt? Basically, I want to be able to plug a USB flash drive in and have Truecrypt automatically decrypt and boot the Windows drive with ...
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Change State of Windows Update- Local Group Policy Editor without UI?

In windows server 2012,for this manual step how can i do from script, start>run>gpedit.msc>administrative Components>Windows>Windows update In that 1) Do not Display " Install ...
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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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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Save PDF automatically on exit in Adobe Reader

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, comments), that would be ...
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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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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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Run task at logoff and wait until it finishes

I am running a Windows Vista (no gpedit.msc unfortunately) computer and I want to run a backup at logoff. So, when the user tries to shutdown the computer, I want to run a .bat file which executes the ...
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How to perform certain tasks when switching from/to Power Saver mode in Windows 8? (Disable services etc)

How can I disable certain services and terminate certain programs automaticly when I let my laptop go into power saver? And then automaticly restore them when I go to "performance" mode again? If ...
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What should I use to automate server installation every three months ? Puppet, Chef, CFEngine other tips?

For our department we have a get together every few months where we have presentations but also write code. The locations where the sessions are held differ (not always good internet) and we get a ...
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Is there a way to change the page styles of a range of pages in Libre Office?

I copied in pages to a target document from source documents which had page 1 (which was the page I was always cutting from) set to "First Page" style. This caused all my pages in the target document ...
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Applescript + pdfpen for ocr on multiple files: how to move on when pdfpen freezes

I'm using the following AppleScript to batch-process pdfs for ocr: tell application "Finder" set target_folder to target of front Finder window repeat with i from 1 to count (every folder of ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Out of Office reply with Dear <senders name>?

Is there a way to set an Out of Office Auto reply that includes the name of the sender? My company has a large directory, and I think it would be awesome to include: Dear , example: ...
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“Compiling” a HTML document

To build a single application out of source code split in multiple files for organisation, one would use tools such as make. So let's say you want to do the same, but for a HTML document. Maybe you ...
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How to detect when a specific piece of USB hardware is plugged in?

I'd like to automate some things by starting an app when a USB wifi router is plugged in. How do I detect that in Windows 7?
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Can I use my laptop's Bluetooth to hit 'redial' on mobile phone?

I am working on building an automated test environment for my job. right now, I have to go down to the server lab, and hit Redial, and redial, and redial, and redial. I am wondering: Right now, on ...
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inkscape from command prompt

I was looking at the answer to the question (converting EPS to PDF) where they suggested using Inkscape to convert EPS to PDF images. I need the exact same thing. Using the GUI, it works like a charm. ...
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WinMinimize and WinMaximize

In the docs, they have an example ^Down::WinMinimize, A So I tried to create the following: ^m::WinMinimize #^!m::WinMaximize ^m::WinMinimize, A #^!m::WinMaximize, A But it only works in ...
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Remove app from BlueStacks using HD-Run.exe

Basically what I'm trying to understand is a way to uninstall apps from BlueStacks using CLI. For example, you can run app like this: HD-RunApp.exe Android com.nubee.valkyriecrusade ...
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Clone user input over multiple browser tabs for testing different languages

I am looking for a tool that will allow me to clone user input between multiple browser tabs/sessions. I would like to be able to login to four accounts of my site in four different tabs. Set the ...
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Long fields in Word

I'm aware of both fields and quick parts features in Word. I'm searching for something, that combines these two features: I want to enter a block of long, formatted, perhaps multiline text, which may ...
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Is it possible to run ADB on multiple devices using Hyper-V?

What I would like to do is use Hyper-V to set up N number of VM's, each one being used to run a different set of tests on a different Android device. It seems like Hyper-V doesn't accept the input of ...
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Copy and email Etherpad content regularly

I use Piratapad as a todo list for our printshop with 100+ members, and would like to once a month copy all active issues from the list and email it out to our members. What would be the simples way ...
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Force inline css for modifications in Dreamweaver CS4/5/6

In dreamweaver CS4 and more, when you change the format of some part of a text, particulary when this formatting touches a css aspect (like the size of the font in pixels, that is only available in ...
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How do you minimize software tools installation and configuration on newly installed OS (Linux/Mac OS X)?

Once a year, I re-install my OS. After every install, I have to install a lot of tools (Xcode, Tmux, Iterm2, etc ..). This is time consuming (about 8 hours to re-install everything and restore config ...
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How to script SFTP two-factor authentication?

I need to script file transfers between two servers. Local server is RHEL 5.x. Remote location uses two-factor authentication (key+password). Authenticates fine on the key-pair but I can't find syntax ...
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How to auto-sleep and auto-wake Windows Server 2008?

I've installed Windows Server 2008 on a Mac Mini. Now I want to put the computer to sleep and wake it up from sleep state at a scheduled time. Are there any internal tools on Windows Server 2008 that ...
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How to restrict windows service to X cores?

I'm currently trying ot figure out a decent/nice way of determening what core(s) a single service should run on, in Windows Server 2008. I'm aware that for procceses there is two ways to do it: set ...
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How can I make a persistent ssh tunnel?

I have a Mac laptop and would like to have a persistent ssh tunnel so I can always log in from outside the local network. I'm looking for something that will work when the server can't be reached ...
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MouseClick in ubuntu + autokey

I am relatively new to using autokey so I am wondering if anyone can tell me where I am going wrong with this particular script. I am writing a simple script that logs into a website. The problem is ...
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What is the best tool to perform an automated/unattended virtual guest os install?

I would like to be able to add (and remove) virtual machines from my Ubuntu (12.04) host OS using 'unattended guest os installation' method. What I mean here is to pass a command to the software via ...
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How to combine multiple word documents while preserving headers

My question is similar asadim's from October 2010, "I have several Word files that I want to merge into a single doc file. Some of these docs have header/footer while some don't. Also the ...
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scriptable image viewer for Windows

What are some image viewers on Windows that can be scripted? For example, the user opens a folder in the image viewer and he/she wants to mark some images in the folder for deletion. The user may ...
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Creating a Protected Form in Word 2003 with Using Tab Keys to Move from Field to Field

I have created forms with several form fields in which users can enter text, and I would like users to be able to use the tab key to skip from one form field to the next without having to use their ...
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An application for Windows 7 which can get a list of software and auto install it

I've checked something like ninite or filehippo auto checker but it doesn't seem suite my need. I want an application that: It can save installed app in my windows and save to a list or something ...
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What is the command line that Visual Studio uses to install SQL Express?

I'm writing an application that will download and install all the prerequisites for a larger application. One of those prerequisites is SQL Express 2008. I need my application to be able to install ...