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Windows creates invalid shortcuts

I have my OS - windows 8.1 installed on C:, but every application is installed on D:. When I install application and shortcut is created, shortcut Start in field is set to D:\Programs... and this is ...
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Is there a way to copy everything that a shortcut redirects to without going inside the shortcut?

Hi guys basically I am wondering if there is a type of shortcut I can create that when copied copies the entire folder. Basically I have lots of folders across multiple drives but I want to be able ...
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Passing arguments to executable pinned in Taskbar

I try to add --enable-vertical-tabs to the Chrome shortcut/pin in my Windows7 Taskbar. Like indicated here http://superuser.com/a/234287 I edited properties of the shortcut. In the end the target is: ...
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Call “Environment variables” dialog from Win-r

In Windows, if one presses Win-r, and types there, e.g. control the control panel opens. Is there a Win-r shortcut for environment variables dialog?
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How to change shortcut links priority in Windows File Explorer?

How can I change shortcut links priority in left side of Windows File Explorer (like Favorite, Library, Computer)? For example, by default Favorite link is top of all other links. So how can I ...
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OSX Mavericks cycle through active buttons

I have moved to OSX from a while now and something that really bugs me is that I can't cycle through the buttons of an app. For instance when I try to close an application and it asks me wether I ...
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cannot create shortcut for .com files

i wanted to create a shorcut for c:\windows\system32\more.com file in the desktop using ctrl+shift and drag and drop, and it silently ignored by not creating anything, then i decided to drag and drop ...
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Firefox: change/disable default keyboard shortcut configuration

I have installed the Keyconfig add-on and configured it to toggle Offline Mode on Firefox, whenever I press Ctrl + Shift + O. It worked fine on previous versions of Firefox (before version 28.0). ...
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How do I make Google Chrome to open two websites from a single shortcut?

and(if possible) on a computer where Google Chrome is not set as default internet browser
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Everything turns into a word doc

All my desktop shortcuts look like the Word icon. When I use a shortcut to try to open a program, Word 2010 opens and then it tries to open the program so a file conversion window appears! What's ...
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CygWin shortcut to launch server, connect and start a program

I have miraculously only spent about 20 minutes getting an installation of cygwin to communicate with a remote box that I use for controlling my CNC machine. At this point, to get everything running ...
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Location of windows command script in the pinned directory

I have a shortcut of type windows command script and a shortcut of type application. When I pin the shortcut of type application in the startmenu, a Icon is created for the same in the folder: ...
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How to remove focus from UI component that accepts text input?

Is there a shortcut that will remove focus of the windows pointer from a text editor ? This shortcut does not seem to be available ? Reason for this is that I'm using autohotkey and for some ...
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Vim - mapping for moving between buffers silently

in my .vimrc I have the following mapping to move between buffers: nnoremap <silent> <C-b> :bp<CR> nnoremap <silent> <C-n> :bn<CR> This mapping works but it ...
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Creating a path shortcut?

This may seem like a simple question but I was wondering if you can create an easily accessible shortcut to a program file instead of having to navigate through C every time.
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create program launch icon (or shortcut) on windows 8 desktop

I noticed that if you install applications like Visual Studio, its launch icon doesn't appear on the desktop. On the other hand, for apps like Google Chrome browser, the launch icon appears on the ...
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How to delete lnk files in desktop only from guest account in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system and it has administrator and guest accounts. Whenever I install a program, its lnk file appears at desktop of both administrator and guest as usual. I don't need that lnk ...
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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Is there a list of textmark tags in word

I know you can set textmarks in word using the shortcut CTRL + F9 and refeer to specific parts of your text like the current page or the number of pages of your whole document Those Tags look like ...
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cmd.exe not working from shortcut windows 7 [duplicate]

I can run cmd.exe from c:\windows\system32 without a problem. However if I run a shortcut pointing to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe it doesn't appear on the screen or under applications in Task Manager. ...
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Start applications on specified screen at startup (Windows 8)

What I would like to do is have all my programs that start on startup to popup on predefined screens. Now, since we configure applications to start on startup by adding a shortcut to the startup ...
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My 'SendTo' items dissapeared (only from contextmenu)

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64. Days ago I've noticed that all the items that I have in the SendTo menu has dissapeared. They dissapeared only from the menu, I'm an user who customized the sendto items ...
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Configuring Visual Studio keyboard bindings

I'm very used to Eclipse keyboard shortcuts. Do I have a way of configuring Visual Studio keyboard bindings to work similarly (like IntelliJ)? Also, in IntelliJ you have the great Ctrl+Shift+A find ...
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Fix .lnk file association WITHOUT admin/registry access

I managed to recreate the problems detailed here and here. I tried to use Notepad to open a .lnk file. Now all shorcuts appear as .lnk files, and open in Notepad. This isn't an uncommon problem and ...
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Autohotkey on a win8 tablet: three clicks for an action

I would love to use three clicks on my tablet to perform an action such as ^w (closing chrome windows). I have tried with "RapidHotkey" script but to no avail. I would greatly appreciate your help. ...
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URL shortcut icon on multuple PCs

I created a shortcut for a webpage on my desktop. I added a custom .ico image for the icon picture. When I copy this shortcut over to another computer it doesn't keep that icon. Is there any way I ...
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Cygwin to execute windows shortcut files (.LNK)

I use Cygwin as my cmd replacement on Windows and I am in the process of cleaning up my system PATH variable. I now have a folder containing exe's and shortcuts (.LNK) files which is in PATH ...
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Most common locations for shortcuts on Windows (Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch…)

I'm searching for the most common locations for a user's shortcuts, that are quickly accessible, like the Desktop, Start Menu and Quick Launch. This should work from XP on through to 8.1. I'm ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for menu with a dynamic name, such as “Move x Items Here”?

In Finder, the menu item to move files has a dynamic text. If one item has been copied, it says "Move Item Here", but for multiple files it says something like "Move <x> Items Here". In the ...
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Sublime Text 3: How to jump to the parent/enclosing function?

Is there a quick keyboard shortcut or Command Palette function to quickly jump to the parent/enclosing function? So if the cursor is in a function, then I want to quickly jump to the first line of ...
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combined VPN shortcut

After creating a VPN connection shortcut for the desktop -- and also creating a shortcut for the private IP (10.1.2.145) that I go to after establishing the connection -- I began to wonder if it is ...
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Sublime key binding not working

I am trying to bind some keys to handle some layouts in sublime, and they are as follows: { "keys": ["super+alt+ctrl+down"], "command": "set_layout", "args": { "cols": [0.0, ...
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Quickly edit many desktop shortcuts

I am going to move all my users' homefolders to a new location. Unfortunately the vast majority uses desktop shortcuts linking to server-stored files. In the old environment there is no set drive ...
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Taskbar pinned file shortcuts become invalid after moving the underlying files

When you move a file that is pinned to the taskbar (in a jumplist) that pinned shortcut becomes invalid. Clicking it results in the usual error for broken shortcuts: How can I move a big number of ...
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How do you create a universal shortcut to Roaming

I need help, (of course) I am trying to create a shortcut that leads to C:\Users\"user"\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft So what can I do? Because whenever I hit it it works on my computer but when my ...
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Delete previous word in Excel

In almost any other application, Ctrl+Backspace deletes the previous word when editing text. In Excel 2013, it jumps the view to the active cell. Is there an alternate shortcut for "delete previous ...
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Create shortcut on Desktop via Group Policy, but replace present shortcut

We are running 2008R2 on our PDC. We had a group policy to add the Help Desk Portal shortcut to everyone's desktop via the User config. Do to a split in coverage, we now need 2 different versions. ...
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Create a folder shortcut excluding a sub folder

I have a folder for my work stuff, and I'd like to have a copy of it on the cloud. I'm using Barracuda Copy service,which creates a folder on my computer that is auto synced. I'd like to have a ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+U in RHEL?

When working with Eclipse some shortcuts are not working as under Windows. Most prominently, Ctrl+Shift+U (which lists all references to the variable under the cursor within the same file, very ...
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Is there a setting to alter the time duration before “resetting” a keyboard entry for selecting a file

I like to use the keyboard to navigate files in Windows explorer (speed!). I used to use XP quite a bit, but now in Win 7 there's something annoyingly different: Let's say I'm in a folder with files ...
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Make a shortcut that doesn't do anything [duplicate]

I need to make a shortcut (.Lnk) that doesn't do anything when clicked. Is there a way to make such a shortcut?
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Speeding up explorer.exe global shortcuts [duplicate]

I'm running Cygwin on windows with cmder as a terminal for zsh. The way I got it to be a bit similar to what my linux setup has is I placed a shotcut (.lnk) on my desktop with a keyboard shortcut ...
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How do I “persuade” programs open an actual .lnk file in Windows 7?

A .lnk file in Windows is an actual file intended to be a shortcut to another file. However, I really do want to view the contents on the .lnk file itself. I'm finding it literally impossible to do ...
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How to create desktop (or task bar) shortcut to eclipse IDE on Debian LXDE, OpenBox?

Using Debian (Wheezy) with LXDE/OpenBox. I know how to add shortcut items(panel applets) to panel at the bottom - as shortcut to some application. But, with Eclipse IDE its different, because Eclipse ...
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How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice?

How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice? Preferred font in my case is Segoe Print I have come this far: Tools → Customise → Keyboard selected ...
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Wacky window icon when using environment variable in Windows shortcut(.lnk)

I'd like to use environment variable in my .lnk file so that my .lnk file and their associated icons can be portable across different Windows machines. It almost works but there is an uncomfortable ...
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Windows global shortcut hijacked by Opera

I have Chrome 37 installed as my main browser. Recently I needed to test a design in a new, Chromium based Opera version 21.0.1432.67. This later one hijacked my global shortcuts somehow, so if I ...
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Keyboard Shortcut Error

I Have not had any updates/changes to computer and now all of the sudden my Alt+f4, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and Alt+Tab keyboard shortcuts are no longer working. The individual keys seem to be working like for ...
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How to create a shortcut to run a command and then exit?

I was looking for something like this: .bat or .exe file to run "ipconfig /renew" ONCE and then exit. Im planning on making this an autorun cause windows wont identify the network on its own unless ...