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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" ...
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chromebook with ubuntu with trusty and unity envioment

When I'm playing minecraft on my my Linux OS and hit "left ctrl + space" I like un-select from the game and my cursor reappears. Really annoying and I need some help, very inexperienced.
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Run as Administrator greyed out on shortcut

I have a shortcut to a program that only works when run as administrator but in the shortcuts advanced options "always run as administrator" is greyed out. I've looked at the other similar questions ...
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Notepad++: how to setup a shortcut to enable/disable a preference option

I want to use a shortcut to enable/disable Preferences -> MISC. -> File Status Auto-Detection. How can I do this?
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How to add Sticky Note to Right Click-->“New” Menu

I'm talking about the menu that appears when you right-click on the desktop. Then if you look in the list there should be something labeled "New", and when you hover over this it shows you options ...
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How to reset a Windows application's “Shortcut key”?

Context In Windows, it's possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to an application via the "Properties" dialog's "Shortcut" tab. Image source. Problem I had a "Shortcut key" set for an ...
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Weird problem, can't delete some Photoshop shortcuts

Once I change the shortcuts of Window > Character and Window > Paragraph to show/hide these panels to F1 and F2. Since then I can't delete the shortcuts anymore. Photoshop only let me change it to ...
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How do I view what command or executable a shortcut links to?

In Windows 7's Start Menu, I have a link to IDLE. I want to find out what file this shortcut links to. Here is an image of it in the "Properties" dialog: As you can see, there is no mention of what ...
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Creating direct keyboard shortcuts OSX

I'm a user of many different keyboards, all inconveniently with entirely different alphabets (EN-Dvorak, RU, JA, ZH-Pinyin, KO). I already have the usual CMD-SPACE and ALT-CMD-SPACE combos, but even ...
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Ctrl key not detected in Terminal

I have a preblem with my Mac Terminal. It is no longer able to detect the ctrl key, so I can't use anymore shortcuts like ^C to stop a running task, because when I press ctrl+C the terminal echoes ...
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Keyboard shortcut problem/bug

I don't know if it is a bug or a feature, but it is nevertheless annoying. Let's say I change layer opacity and then click the layer just to deselect the "opacity box", if I now use the keyboard to ...
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Why can't I access properties of all pinned start menu/jump list items?

I have a few applications pinned to my Windows 7 start menu and also a few recent items for particular application pinned. If I hover over the pinned Microsoft Word icon, I get a context menu of Word ...
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Finding only shortcuts that point to a certain machine

I have 100s of short-cuts in various folders on my C: drive. (Windows 7) Many point to folders on another machine called JANICE1. Countless others point to JANICE2. The remainder point to folders ...
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OS X How to select all protected files in a folder?

I'm currently on OS X 10.9.5 and am struggling to find a finder shortcut or option to select all protected files in a folder? Is there even such a thing? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Extra ...
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What are keyboard shortcuts for Lasso, Handtool and select edit tool for OneNote2013?

As Title, I am using Traditional Chinese version which tools' name might not be the same as I mentioned. Or How can I assign keyboard shortcut for different tools? btw I have no idea why Microsoft ...
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Fixing .lnk files in Windows 8

How can I fix .lnk file association in Windows 8? I can see how to do it for Windows 7 (How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in Windows 7?), but am not sure if the solution will be the same. I don't ...
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Open Windows Start Menu with a batch file?

Is it possible to create a batch file that will open the Windows Start Menu? I have been digging around in the Windows Registry, have searching the Internet, and just tried making things up as I go. ...
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Every hotkey in Photoshop selects the Path Selection Tool. How do I get my shortcuts back?

Since updating to Yosemite, my Photoshop CS4 for Mac has decided the Path Selection Tool can do every job, lol. I went to "Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts..." and made sure it was on the default settings. ...
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Automatically create and remove desktop shortcut to USB device? [duplicate]

Is any possible to have: When I plug in a USB drive, a shortcut to it is created on the desktop automatically? When I unplug in a USB drive, the shortcut to it is removed from the desktop ...
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how to create Google Chrome shortcut on desktop for CentOS

I have successfully downloaded and installed Google Chrome from repository, and I can run it from a terminal. My question is, how can I create a shortcut or a launcher on my desktop in CentOS ?
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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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How to handle the arguments flags for an .exe file? [closed]

Suppose that I'm using a program with a login page. And lets call it a.exe. Whenever I execute a.exe I face a login page with empty fields such as Username, Password, Application Server, Database ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Search engine short-cut missing in Firefox 34

In the past version of Firefox you could define short-cuts for search engines. (by clicking on the black small arrow/triangle) and then "Manage Search Engines" - then you could define short-cuts) ...
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how to launch a cmd exe at current working directory with shortcut? [duplicate]

My OS is Win7. When I need to open a cmd.exe at current working directory, I will press "shift" key and right click the screen and I will get "Open command window here". Is there any faster way?
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Shortcut to run an msc application with a space

I'm trying to run Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) which is installed on a Windows Server 2012 server. I have installed Remote Server Administration Tools so I can run WSUS on my Windows 8.1 PC. ...
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Is it possible in Illustrator CC to set a Mac keyboard layout on windows?

I've always worked with my Mac and I just started using the company's PC with Windows 7, nevertheless I'm still using an Apple keyboard. Is it possible in Illustrator to set the Mac's shortcuts? Maybe ...
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...
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google chrome shortcut does not bring up blank page when shortcut placed on taskbar

I have a few google chrome shortcuts on my windows 7 desktop. One of them opens my Hotmail in google chrome. One of them opens my google calendar. And of course there is the original google chrome ...