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1answer
51 views

Programmatically changing filenames without breaking shortcuts

I have a folder with several gigabytes of mashups. They are are all mp3s and named like this "title [remixer]". The artist tag is "artist1 vs. artist2 vs ..." and the title tag is exactly like the ...
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1answer
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Shortcuts to files lead nowhere

I was adding some files to Dropbox and accidently added some I didn't want to. I thought I removed them and put them into a new file back in My Documents, but when I looked, they weren't there. I ...
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Opened window too small from URL shortcut

I have a shortcut (url). When I double click on the shortcut, Internet Explorer opens the link in a really small window. Each time the window must be resized ! How is it possible to setup Internet ...
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2answers
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shortcuts run “Maximized” and run “Minimized” don't work?

I've right click -> properties a shortcut icon and i set it to run "Maximized" instead of run "Normal" However, when i run the shortcut (chrome shortcut) it still opens chrome as "normal" and not ...
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2answers
355 views

Shortcut to open “pinned programs” in Windows?

when I hit the Start button, it will show me a couple of pinned programs: So, basically, is there a fast shortcut key that I can use to open Chrome?
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1answer
74 views

How to determine what a shortcut calls in Windows Vista

I thought this would be trivial, however I cannot figure it out. I am using Abbyy FineReader, which comes with a bunch of automated tasks that can be started from the Start Menu. I have created a ...
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1answer
690 views

Sendto shortcuts not working on Vista

I'm trying to customize my sendto shortcut following instructions posted on a How-To Geek article. The problem is that any shortcut I drop into the sendto folder doesn't appear as a shortcut when I ...
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1answer
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Why are some shortcuts read-only in Windows XP and later?

When some programs are installed, they create shortcuts in the start menu and possibly on the desktop, on which you can't edit the target, can't change the icon for, nor can you open the target file's ...
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Vista: Alt + Shift + P opens Windows Media Player; how to delete this hotkey?

I just bought a new laptop, and am having to learn Vista. (My desktop has XP.) I was just trying to set some shortcut keys, and wanted to use Alt + Shift + P for Anywho.com, but to my surprise Alt ...
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3answers
885 views

Why doesn't Vista create shortcuts in Start menu?

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) on a system with 64-bit processor. Whenever I install a PC game, Vista does not create any shortcuts or program folders in "Start Menu -> All Programs". ...
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3answers
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Windows shortcut to directly open a new folder in Windows Vista

Is there any key to directly open a new folder in the Windows Vista? Unlike XP, Vista does not have any quicklaunch button on the side of the window.
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'Run as Administrator' does not work on Shortcuts in Vista

I have two Vista Ultimate 32-bit OSs installed on my PCs here (one desktop for about 3 years, the other a laptop for 1 year), and have been experiencing the following rather irritating problem for a ...
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2answers
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Minimizing Window in shortcut -Vista

Is there a way to assign a shortcut for Minimizing a window the Alt-Space-n sequence in just one keyboardshortcut?
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4answers
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What causes desktop shortcut icons to randomly change?

I've noticed that a some shortcut icons on my desktop will randomly change to other icons on my desktop. Example: I have a shortcut to Cygwin, Git, Computer, Documents, Chrome, etc. The Cygwin ...
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How can I create a shortcut to “Foo” without “ - Shortcut” suffix?

Whenever I create a shortcut to a file or folder in Vista, I'd like it to not automatically append " - Shortcut" to the name of the shortcut. For example: Create a shortcut to the "Foo" ...