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

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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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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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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 ...
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How to quickly switch to n.10+ windows in tmux

Tmux by default comes with the following keybinding to quickly switch between windows numbered 0 to 9: C-b + 0-9 With a couple of dozen different project folders, a few ssh sessions and other ...
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is there a way to tell lxde desktop to “execute” script when double clicking on it?

i'm using lxde desktop, Fedora 20, and i symlinked a shell script to desktop to set resolution and dpi when i use vnc. but everytime i click on the script, it ask me to execute or open it, how to ...
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Does windows 7 have a 'force-quit' shortcut key combination?

Sometimes applications like to override the close button on the window pane, so Alt+F4 and the like don't work. I want to know if there is a quick way to hard shut-down the active application without ...
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Switch to desktop with logo button - Win 8.1

For example: I'm running a program in fullscreen or I'm in Metro mode, and I want to switch back to the desktop. I know the shortcut Logo+D, but that minimizes all the windows when switching to ...
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Equivalent of Windows Search Deskbar Shortcuts in Windows 7

On my previous Windows XP laptop, I made extensive use of the "Windows Search Deskbar" and specifically the shortcuts you could define in an ini file. Essentially, you could associate a ...
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vim remap key mapped by a plugin

In vim, I have a key mapping conflict. The :map command gives me: n <C-N> * :<C-U>YRReplace '1', p<CR> ov <C-N> * :NERDTreeToggle<CR> How can I clear the ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut for the SQLite Manager firefox plugin?

I frequently use the SQLite Manager plugin of Firefox for playing around with a light weight database file I've. The problem with this is, whenever I have to open the SQLite Manager, I need to first ...
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How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
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Cannot follow Shortcuts in CIFS-mounted windows shares

I have a windows share: \\MYSERVER\SHARE\ MyFolder MyShortcut\ SubFolder1 Subfolder2 Using a windows box, I ...
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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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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, and etc. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back and ...
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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?