A quick access method of getting to a program or document, typically an icon or picture representing the target

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Add to home screen not working [migrated]

I am trying to add a bookmark to my home screen on my android device, but it is not working. I tried both Firefox 38.0 and Android Browser which both have this option and none of them was able to ...
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Three-finger swipe browser back

Windows 10 broke my three-finger swipe to browser back. Now, it is the same action as the one-finger swipe-from-left-edge to switch programs provided in Windows 8/8.1. Is there any way to get it ...
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vimlike tools list - request [closed]

I love vim, but it has made me hate everything else! I would like a vimlike desktop and vimlike browser. With that in mind, please give me a list of vimlike tools, regardless of their purpose, so that ...
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Set a shortcut to prompt with “Run as different user” dialog in Windows 7

In Windows 7, you can hold down the shift key, right-click on a shortcut, and select "Run as different user", which will present this dialog: Is it possible to create a shortcut in Windows 7 that ...
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How do I remove the arrows from shortcut icons in Windows?

I am trying to eliminate the arrows from my shortcuts . and watch the icons without that mark identifing as shortcut. Im using Windows 8.1
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Why does Windows 7 confuse the shortcut with the exe-file?

Somewhat related to this question, which I found when googling why I get this dialogue when attempting to delete a shortcut from my desktop: As you can see from the highlighted texts, there is a ...
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Shortcut to add task into specific product backlog item in TFS 2013 web view

Is anyone aware of a quicker way to add a new task to a specific product backlog item in the web view of TFS 2013? Ideally a shortcut, but anything quicker than going into backlog, finding the ...
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How To Move The Windows Folder To A Different Drive?

I have two small hard drives. However, i store all my files on the boot drive. This makes the boot drive very slow. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make ...
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Firefox right-click “Search with …” on key shortcut

When I right-click on the highlighted text in Firefox, it shows an option "Search "text" with Google". Is it possible to set this option on key shortcut?
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Windows desktop shortcuts with keyboard shortcut stopped working

I have a few shortcuts (.lnk) on the desktop, with in the properties dialog "Shorcut key:" values of "CTRL + ALT +" and a letter. For example "CTRL + ALT + N" to open a new e-mail. This worked great ...
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Onenote 2010 Desktop shortcut - open as side note?

I keep a running to-do list using a OneNote side note. I know how to create a desktop shortcut by right clicking, selecting "Copy Link to Paragraph" and then pasting that into the target field of a ...
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How can we stop Windows 10 from adding the word “shortcut”?

To prevent Windows from adding the word "shortcut" to shortcut names, I've always set the Link value to 00 00 00 00 in the following registry key: ...
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How can I automatically update shortcut link when folder name changes

I often update files inside a network folder. I am required to provide a revision number as part of the folder name. Hence, the name changes and the shortcuts on all the different computers are no ...
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Create “Join a Personal Area Network” shortcut?

I am using Windows 8.1, When I right click the bluetooth icon on system traybar, there is Join a Personal Area Network I would like to create that shortcut on my desktop, it looks like this, only ...
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How can I use shortcuts in this minimalist Windows folder browser dialog?

This is the folder chooser window that pops up on Adobe Illustrator CS6 running on Windows (8.1 pro) when a script calls for a file or folder to be selected (on the left below - this example is from ...
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iPhone 4a shutdown shortcut [closed]

With a rooted android s4 I remember being able to create a quick shortcut for turning off the phone with the volume buttons (e.g. up+down+up) If there is a any way to achieve a shutdown of a ...
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hotkey to switch focus to the list of sites in google chrome bookmark manager

Bookmark Manager can be opened with Ctrl+Shift+O hotkey The focus is automatically set in search window, which is good, because I can immediately type any search keyword to try to find a particular ...
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Shortcut to “User Profiles” manager under Windows 7

I'm searching, from a long time, to create a shortcut to the "User Profiles" manager. How is it possible? Windows surely has a link behind the button so why could I not get it?
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Excel VBA: setting shortcut to Ctrl+Shift+5

I've made a bunch of shortcuts to format numbers, as follows. All of them work, except the Ctrl+Shift+5, Ctrl+Shift+6 and Ctrl+Shift+7 shortcuts. The problem seems to be with the shortcut keys, ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut to create a new Google Doc?

It is tiresome to open Google Drive in a browser and from there clicking "New document ...". So how do I find and store the URL for creating a new document so that I can put a shortcut on my desktop?
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Google Chrome: Open a link in new tab and switch to it in one click

Is there a mouse/keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome that when clicking a link opens the URL in a new tab and then makes that tab active? Kind of like CTRL + left click, but also activating the tab ...
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Moving a file that has shortcuts

How do shortcuts work when the file that they point to is updated? According to microsoft website they should not work if the original file has been moved, which is what I always thought, but the ...
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Windows 7 warns me when opening my own shortcuts from the toolbar

I have had this problem before, but I was able to hide the warning by creating the shortcut on my Desktop first, and then moving it into the toolbar. But now after being required to install Internet ...
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Shortcut with property type=file folder

Anyone can advise how can i get a "file folder" type shortcut on win2008? In the shortcut properties, on general tab, the type is "file folder" instead of normal shortcut type. I tried to drag ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C/V does not work Debian 8 Jessie

I’ve just installed Debian 8 Jessie with Cinnamon 2.2 and launched gnome-terminal. But I can’t copy/paste text using keyboard: pressing ctrl+shift+C/V only causes language switch. What can I do to fix ...
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Operating System Agnostic Symlink/Alias/Shortcut

I have a folder that I sync with online services such as Dropbox, that I sync to other computers with different operating systems. Part of my file/folder organization in this folder uses ...
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How did I pin Chrome to my Win7 TaskBar multiple times?

I have seen many many questions, including Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7, but they are all asking how to do something I have already done. I certainly did not use one of the solutions in ...
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How do I create a program shortcut that will start a specified virtual machine in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I'd like to create a shortcut that will, if clicked, start a virtual machine, namely sage-6.6.ova (in my C:\Users\Brenton\Downloads directory), in VirtualBox. Is this possible and if so how do I ...
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Shortcut to disable touchpad?

The computer I use doesn't have a hard button to disable the touchpad. I typically use a wireless mouse, so I want to easily disable the touchpad frequently. Other answers posted on this SE tell ...
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How do I prevent desktop shortcuts from being made in Windows?

It is a common practice to have installers place shortcuts by default on the desktop, but most installers allow you to disable this by unchecking the appropriate checkbox. There are also installers ...
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Can only snap into predefined areas

So I've been experiencing a really weird problem since a couple of days (on Windows 8). First of all, the Windows + arrow combination won't snap my applications to the left or right anymore. They ...
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Shortcut to run mintty.exe with ConEmu

I'm trying to create a shortcut to start Cygwin's mintty.exe (logged in with default config) in ConEmu. The only way I was able to start mintty inside ConEmu via shortcut was by defining the ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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Creating a program shortcut that runs octave through cmder

In response to a previous question (Adding keyboard shortcuts for command prompt on Windows 7) I asked on this site I am now using cmder instead of command prompt as it is more user-friendly (as it ...
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What makes Internet Shortcut files special?

When I save a shortcut from Firefox to disk, this is its contents when viewed in a text or hex editor. [InternetShortcut] URL=http://superuser.com/ IDList= HotKey=0 ...
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batch current directory when starting as administrator

Background: I like to have my computer clean. Especially I don't like programs and services starting with my windows, but I still want to use all my programs without having to manually start ...
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How can I make windows always show full folder path

Whenever I Click on "Desktop" in windows explorer, I end up with a "hidden" path, such as this: which makes navigating to the "one up" folder hard (I can enter a folder within desktop, then ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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Directly open top three Google results from address bar in Chrome

Recently a friend of mine noticed that I often open the first few Google results in tabs without looking at them first. Now I'd like to directly open the best Google results from the address bar. I ...
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How to delete all folder shortcuts and file shortcuts using windows command line

I am new to stack flow without enough reputation so could not upload an image for my question. Here is the description: I have a folder that contains lots of files and some folder/file shortcuts. I ...
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How to set link to an invalid path or folder on purpose [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up several dozen shortcuts (.lnk) for a friend who is a bit less experienced with Windows. Now I happen to know that a particular network drive will be available when the shortcuts ...
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Remove shutdown/reset dialog keyboard shortcut

I am often using Ctrl-V (not Cmd-V) inside of some application (ie: source control popup in IntelliJ IDEA), lately, it started popping up an OS dialog asking me if I want to Restart, Sleep, Cancel of ...
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Make chrome launch with command line switches without creating a shortcut

I have a lot of command line switches appended to the end of my shortcut to Chrome, but every time I launch chrome without using the shortcut, it loses the switches. Also, when chrome is launched from ...
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Is it possible to substring an environment variable in a windows 7 shortcut? [duplicate]

If I have an environment variable in Windows such as %username% if there any way I can substring that? I'd like to substring it down to the first 8 characters.
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Shortcut key to attach the open Excel file in Outlook [closed]

What is the shortcut key to attach the currently open Excel file in Outlook?
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Toshiba windows 7 laptop, all icons the same [duplicate]

all desktop icons the same and when I try to open it says this action is valid for products that are already installed. when I enter regedit in the search it says the same thing so i can't even fix it ...
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Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard

I am having trouble coding in visual studios with my mac keyboard as some of the short cuts wouldn't work, notable the "Go to Definition" which is set as F12. I tried to change the shortcut for this ...
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How to select a different tool from the Type Tool in Photoshop/Illustrator

I'm currently using the type tool to write some text however can not change tool using a key board short cut. Currently I have to click on the Selection/Direct Selection tool as the "A" or "V" ...