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

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Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
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Custom command in Total Commander

I have productivity issue with short-cut-buttons on my toolbar in Total Commander: I do know how to add short-cut, which open directory in active tab (cd c:\MyDirectory), I do know how to add ...
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How do these “smart” shortcuts work?

I'm using Windows 7 and I find these types of shortcuts that just show the app name and no path to the executable annoying. I don't know how they are called, but I guess you could call them "smart ...
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OS X: Select menu item without dismissing

I've been wondering about this for a while: is it possible to click an item in a menu and have the menu stay put, so you can select another item in the same menu immediately afterwards? Perhaps a ...
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Gnome 2.28 using the Super key alone as a keyboard shortcut

I'm running Redhat Linux 6.5 with Gnome 2.28.2 desktop. I'm trying to create a shortcut to open a terminal by pressing just the super key (i.e. the windows key or mod4) not a combination of the super ...
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Can't set Word 2013 Header shortcut keys…tried everything

My Word 2013 has lost the Header style shortcut keys. CTRL+ALT+1 for Header 1 CTRL+ALT+2 for Header 2 ... etc.. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back ...
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Windows - Keyboard shortcut for paging right

Is there a way to page your window to the right via a keyboard shortcut? I know you can horizontal scroll with many mice, but I don't want to leave the keyboard. I'm working in notepad++ and ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to jump to a page number in the firefox pdf viewer?

I'd like to know the keyboard shortcut to select the page navigation field in the firefox pdf viewer, so I can jump to a desired page. I'm using Firefox 27.0.1 on Ubuntu.
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Ctrl+[ not working in Excel 2013

The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+[ (trace precedents) is not working on my new laptop. I am using Excel 2013. Can anyone explain how to set it to work?
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a program, including its icon in Cinnamon

I read a few articles about how to create a desktop shortcut in Cinnamon, but none has answered my question completely. I know I can create a launcher and then set a path to run, but that leaves me ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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What's the logic behind the “W” in Control+W to close a Tab in IE?

I like to make connections so I can remember keyboard shortcuts. I get Ctrl+T to open a new tab - but what's the logic behind Ctrl+W to close one?
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Shortcut to look up a word from a document on a specific website

On my MacOsX 10.7 (Lion), I would like to be able to select a word in a document, program or webpage and use it as an input for the search-fonction on a specific website. I know this function is ...
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How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows?

Is there a way which I can use mac-style shortcuts in Windows? My personal computer is a Macbook, but my work computer is a Windows PC. Using keyboard shortcuts is a nightmare... Like the copy ...
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How to create a shortcut in the launcher with specific enironment variable?

I want to start emacs with LANG environment variable set to en_US.UTF-8, and I don't want to affect other programs. In terminal, it could be realized using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 emacs. Then I created a ...
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What's the shortcut to open the “Insert Function” dialog?

I'm typing a function in a cell in Excel and I want to choose the arguments by hand. What's the shortcut to bring up the dialog menu entitled "Function Arguments" that appears when I click the "fx" ...
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How to create shortcut that opens Outlook PAB file (Personal Address Book)

I would like to place a shortcut on my desktop that points to my .PAB file and opens it. There is no file association for .PAB files. I tried to open with outlook.exe but that gives me an error about ...
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MS WORD How to disable Ctrl+PageDown/up going to next search result

Usualy, after performing a search in MS Word, the shortcuts Ctrl +Page up / down goes to the phrase that was searched previously. There is a way to disable it by clicking the round button under the ...
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Unmodifiable windows shortcut link : how to alter them?

Edited the question: When I launched and pinned SQL Data Compare to the quick launch bar, I noticed I could not run this program as an other user, using the Shift+Right click modification. A closer ...
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How to move target a Windows shortcut points at and allow existing shortcut work?

I would like to do the following: Create a shortcut to a folder (say mLink.lnk --> C:\tmp) This will be emailed to users Move and/or rename the folder (C:\tmp --> C:\tmp2) Setup intermediate step ...
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How to run IE from cmd adding custom letters to address predefined in shortcut

Question may be little bit complicated but let me explain. First I wanted to open certain webpage using "run" dialog and a shortcut. I have managed that using windows link pointing to IE and looking ...
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In Windows 7 how to create desktop shortcut to a webpage and then edit it to provide more query-string args

I can drag the icon from the IE address bar onto the desktop, and a shortcut to the webpage is created on the desktop. The type is "Pinned Site Shortcut". I'd like to edit the URL, to provide ...
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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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Chrome shortcut “ctrl + tab” switching to next tab in order? (not flicking to previously visited tab)

Quite often I use shortcut CTRL + TAB (not ⌘ + TAB) to quickly flick to the previously active tab in favourite text editor. Same behaviour occurs in Visual Studio for instance. However in Chrome this ...
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How to add New Folder icon in Eclipse tool bar?

I see that there are icons for new class, new package etc in my eclipse tool bar. However can anyone point me where I can configure so that I also have an icon to create a new folder? I'm not looking ...
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The folders on my Seagate backup hardrives have been changed to shortcuts and no computer I plug them into can access the files

While using my Seagate backup hard drives, my Webroot anti-virus detected and cleaned some type of computer malware I encountered. Afterward the folders on the external hard drives have been changed ...
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Windows 8.1 thinks that my Visual Studio 2010 Shortcut is called Sql Data Tools

When I go into the Start screen, I have a tile for Visual Studio. However, it is not called Visual Studio 2010 but Sql Data Tools. I then proceeded to remove it from the tiles and went to my desktop ...
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Create shortcut to 'Play Selection' for Windows Media Player on Win7.

I have a directory with 40 video files. My current pattern is to select 10 of them at a time and click the 'Play Selection' button. This involves three clicks and has plenty of room for error: Open ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to hide/show Chrome? [duplicate]

I need to instantly access chrome or get it out of my way whenever I need to by using only a fast keyboard shortcut, is there a shortcut for this? If not, how can I do this?
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Is there a mouse shortcut in Google Chrome to reopen last closed tab?

I know I can use the keyboard shortcut to reopen the last closed tab, but is there a mouse based method? It would be really handy. If I remember right, you used to be able to middle click on the tab ...
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Shortcut for turning on/off speakers

I have USB headset and in order to use my speakers i have to turn off headset from sound menu. I have made shortcut to this menu already but having shortcut directly for it would be perfect.
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Keyboard shortcut won't work for shortcuts in USER/Links folder - Windows 8.1

I have been using keyboard shortcuts for some folders back in Windows 7. Lately I started using Windows 8, now using Windows 8.1. There seems to be an issue about keyboard shortcuts in ...
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Pin Network Diagnostic tool to start in Windows 8.1

I've manged to pin a lot of things to my start screen for ease of use, including a shutdown button, a direct shortcut to private browsing in firefox, and plenty of other stuff, but now I've hit a ...
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Shortcut with relative path [duplicate]

I am trying to create a shortcut whose path is something like: apps\bin\myapp.exe --userdir apps\conf\_user This own't work because Windows wants a absolute path but this shortcut is stored on a ...
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List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
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The auto-generated shortcuts in my home directory (PrintHood, NetHood etc.) - what gives?

When switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 you find that many subdirectories in your user's home directory (now at X:\Users\myusername\) are deprecated, but instead of just being gone, they've been ...
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Windows 7: Shortcut Key remains after shortcut deleted

A few days ago I was playing around with using shortcut keys. You know, these: Accidently I set the shortcut to AltGr+ç which prints '{'. Now as a developer, you can imagine I need this ...
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Quick way of copying individual files to desktop in Windows 7?

In my job I regularly have to copy individual files from various parts of the file system to my desktop (or wherever - a central location) before getting uploaded into a CMS. This is using Windows ...
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Chrome desktop shortcut not working after renaming chrome.exe

Chrome Version : Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 (Official Build 235101) m Operating System : Windows 8 Extensions : AdBlock 2.6.14, Any.do 0.1.1.1, avast! Online Security 9.0.2005.45, Awesome ...
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Add delay to desktop shortcut

Is there any lightweight way I can add a delay to a desktop shortcut (Windows 7), so that when I click on it, the application will not open until the specified delay has passed?
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Windows 7 - How do I add an exe to the Start menu which is on a network drive?

SOLUTION: You cannot add items to the start menu if they reside on a network drive, so move the item to a local drive and then add to the start menu in the normal way (as suggested in the accepted ...
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List the target of each shortcut in a folder full of shortcuts

I'm using Windows XP Home, SP3. I have a folder containing 5342 shortcuts to various files and folders. I would like to output the target filepath for each shortcut to a text file. Is there an easy ...
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Adobe Reader on Mac zoom shortcut remap

The shortcut to zoom in/out of the page is Option + MouseWheel. I'd like it to be Cmd + MouseWheel. Is it possible to remap this shortcut? I tried using BetterTouchTool, but it doesn't allow to ...
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Internet Explorer 8 “Run with different credentials” shortcut - batch script option?

Internet Explorer 8, combined with Windows 7, offer the possibility to open IE by specifying which user account will be used for security. This can be done by shift right clicking the IE shortcut and ...
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Is there a way to create a cmd shortcut for a specific folder on W7 or/and W8?

Let say i have 3 different folders that i want to access with CMD C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\TestApp1\Debug> C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio ...
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Windows8.1 create shortcuts with a custom group in My Computer

I have did many research about this. And what I could gather is something like this http://lifehacker.com/add-any-shortcut-to-my-computer-with-this-simple-tweak-479751317. The problem with that is it ...