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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 from 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 installing a mandatory IE11 for ...
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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" ...
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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.