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

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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 file(s) as they are added to a folder and trigger a countdown reminder? (script/task…) [duplicate]

I need to set up something like a script (or any other option) on my Windows 8.1 machine, so that whenever a file is added to a particular folder, it automatically monitor the file for a certain ...
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Periodically check webpage for text presence or absence

Is there any way to periodically check if a webpage has (or does not have) certain text? For example, I want to know when a product, which is currently out of stock, gets in stock. I don't intend to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 can I make a process end when a different process ends?

I'm on Windows 8.1. Here's my situation: I play a game that requires a third-party software to record gameplay. I launch both at the same time through a BAT file: @echo off cd "C:\Riot Games\League ...
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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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Automate printing of more than 10,000 emails and their attachments, including the contents of ZIP files

For some unholy reason I am required by work to print out 10,500 e-mails AND their attachments (which accompany about 70% of the e-mails) through Outlook 2010. I, like you, am appalled at such ...
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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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How can I set it so that another program launches at the same time as another? [closed]

Basically, I want an application to launch only when another application's process is active.
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Test availability of a web page

We have a page that proposes some administrative appointements that are almost impossible to have, because of the irregular and unconstant updates from the site administrators. Once these ...
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Out-of-office automaticly set for Outlook 2010 for inside & outside organisation

I am currently able to automatically enable OOO (out-of-office) automatically when Outlook is closed. I have the following code which enables OOO when I close outlook, it currently works only for ...
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How to share configuration files and data across multiple OS?

I'm looking for input on how to share configuration files and data across different OS. Sharing data makes only sense if the data is actually platform independent (e.g. the maven cache ...
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ssh automation deploy user www-data or other user

We have our project on /var/www and it is owned by user www-data. I would like to create an automation for deploy so I do: Connect through SSH as user www-data Navigate to /var/www/somefolder ...
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OS X scan folder for new html files

I am looking for a way to scan a selected folder for new html files. The idea is to save html files on my mobile then have those files sync to my home system and then download (through a download ...
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What are some good techniques to make your Windows installation something you can throw away and rebuild quickly and easily? [closed]

I don't want to care about my C:\ drive. I want to be able to casually reinstall Windows whenever I want, and be up and running quickly, with the programs, configuration, and data that I like. This ...
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Batch make powerpoint titles

I am trying to make a powepoint that has a lot of slides. i would like to know if there is a way to "import" all my words and make each line a title of a slide. also, if anyone knows a way to do the ...
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Migrating computers from LogMeIn to Teamviewer

I work for a small IT company that currently manages around 500 computers for customers all over North America. Recently we were notified by LogMeIn that they expected us to pay $49.00 a computer ...
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Hotkey for “Send to..”

I have a lot of image files. I want to look at files' previews in windows file explorer. Then select files I want, press key combination to send this files to my specific folder. As if I press right ...
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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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Direct access to video card using a microcontroller or DOS-based OS [closed]

I am trying to build a handheld 3D positioning system that can track in real-time (1000 Hz) a handheld 3D position in reference to a virtual 3D object. To be more specific: I have a robotic arm ...
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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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How do I emulate using MS Terminal Services to check if a certain software is installed?

Any ideas on how to emulate the following process? Log in to a system using MS Terminal Services and check if a folder is present. I know how to use various scripting languages to check if a folder ...
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How to automatically crop a roughly uniform background from a series of images?

I have a bunch of photos of Petri dishes that look like this: The purple rectangle is not part of the image, I added it myself for this question. I'd like to crop out the empty black areas around ...
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Automatically go through pages download filtered links on a site

With DownThemAll! I can download all the links on a given page and I can filter them. lets say the site is www.google.com and I want to grab all the search results. I set up a filter: /search?q= ...
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Get notification when playback stops

I have Audacity 2.0.5 recording audio from a Music Hall USB-1 vinyl record player. I have lots of records to rip and I was hoping to be able to do other things while this process is running. Is there ...
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Affordable scanner with huge auto load tray? [closed]

I would like to scan a huge pile of documents (~50000 A4 pages, single-sided), once or twice a year. This would have to be done once or twice a year. Speed is not so crucial (no problem if it takes ...
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Automate serverside linux printing to airprint printer

I'm wondering if someone could help me with this. I am trying to automate printing to an airprint printer that is connected via wifi only to a linux pc. The print is to be issued from a web-app to ...
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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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How to automatically download many images

I need to download all pictures from this site: http://bobrowo.org.pl/galeriav.php I tried to do something with HTTrack but didn't work very well. It would be awesome to save dates and descriptions ...
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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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Controlling Multiple Instances of VLC etc. by a “Unified” Hotkey Command

I wish to invite suggestions regarding if and how is the following achievable: controlling multiple instances of a media player (say VLC) by one "unified" hot-key command. eg. Pressing spacebar would ...
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I wish to automate VM installation in KVM how do I?

I wish to automate VM installation in KVM. How do I do it? My setup is as follows: Host server: Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit RAM: 48 GB HDD: 800 GB CPU: 24 I wish to install Virtual machines using ...
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If email not received then do X (outlook 2013 on Exchange 2010)

I receive notification emails daily and would like to automate an easier way to manage all of those notifications. For example: Notification 1 from asd@qwerty.com is received daily between 10pm-1am ...
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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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In windows, filter and delete image based on dimension(or any search filters for that matter)

In windows explorer, I can filter a folder based on the dimension criteria, say: width:<800 height:<600 (so that I filter small images) height:>2000 (so that I filter portraits) and then delete ...
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ssh to production to www-data user

I build an automation for deploys, that we connect to our productions servers and then perform a git pull in the project. The project is owned by "www-data" so I need to to --> ssh ...
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Ansible: Using EC2 external inventory script gives a Syntax Error

I'm trying to follow this to fetch inventory in us-east-1 region. I downloaded the EC2 External Inventory script and made it executable. My ~/.boto looks like following. [Credentials] ...
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Running an app when the system is idle?

Is there any simple way to run an app or send some keyboard sequence when the system is idle? A solution using AHK is acceptable as well.
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Automatically get a value from a log in based website daily

I have an online share trading account in which I own a number of shares. I want to be able to get the total portfolio value automatically daily. Unfortunately my broker doesn't have an API interface. ...
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How to get backup notification emails to populate spreadsheet / website?

Every night we receive a number of backup notification emails from our customers. These advise whether the backup jobs completed successfully or failed. Monitoring these backups is a manual task - ...