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

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Windows 8 keeps removing some start screen shortcuts I make

I've made some custom shortcuts to Google Chrome profiles and successfully pin them to my start screen but when my computer reboots or goes to sleep and wakes they have disappeared. If i repin them ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus/unfocus on flash element in browser?

I've recently started using the Vimium plugin for Chrome to allow me for browsing the web using some common Vi(m) keyboard shortcuts. The HTML5 video player used by Youtube can be controlled by some ...
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Terminal: What is the shortcut to clean your command line

If I have this: $ bla bla bla bla Is there any shortcut for Terminal (MacOS) to clean the entire line?
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How can i add “shortcuts” in linux?

How can i add shortcuts like 'rst' for restarting the tomcat in the terminal?
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How to open a set of tabs together quickly?

How to open a set of tabs together quickly? I normally use "Pin Tab" in a session, and if Chrome is closed normally, the previous set of pinned tabs will be opened pinned automatically next time. ...
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How do you show desktop in Windows 7?

In Windows XP, you get a 'Show Desktop' shortcut button in your task bar by default. This does not appear in Windows 7. How do I add a shortcut button in Windows 7 to show the desktop and hide the ...
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Shortcut to view wireless networks in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to create a shortcut which opens the wireless networks dialog box in Windows 7? I'm looking for a shortcut that takes me directly to the window which shows you the available ...
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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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Create a Link to Resource Monitor

I'm running windows 7 and I want to create a link to the resource monitor that I can place anywhere. But all I've been able to do was pin it to the taskbar and not the start menu. Is there a command ...
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Create a desktop shortcut to the currently viewed web page in Google Chrome

Is it possible to create a shortcut to a web page on the desktop from Google Chrome? I remember that Internet Explorer had a feature like this, does it exist in Chrome as well?
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In Windows XP, how do you create a shortcut to the desktop?

Running the command desktop brings up C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Desktop. This is different from the top of the hierarchy, "Desktop". I would like to create a shortcut or create a command ...
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All of my shortcuts open same program

My Shortcuts on Windows7 was just opening VLC, and I right-clicked one of them to change the default program and it eventually opened. But because I chose for it to always open in the default program, ...
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Make a services.msc Shortcut?

I have a wireless printer and for whatever reason, when I print it sends it to the printer queue but the printer itself just continues to zzZZzzz. Anyways, I have found that when I do RUN > services > ...
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Quickly insert an internal hyperlink in a Microsoft Word document?

When working on a word document having large number of bookmarks, inserting internal hyperlink using usual "Insert Hyperlink" dialog is laborious. You need to manually search for the bookmark in the ...
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How to let Ctrl + Page Down switch tabs inside Vim in Terminal.app?

When running vim inside the Terminal in Ubuntu, I can use Ctrl + Page Up or Page Down to switch between the vim tabs. How do I set up this for Terminal.app or iTerm2 for Mac OS X? I have a Macbook Air ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for middle button click in ubuntu?

Shift insert will paste what's in the clipboard, but the middle button click (paste selected text) doesn't seem to have a keyboard shortcut that I can find. This is ubuntu. Anybody know?
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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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Create taskbar shortcut to website in Window 7

I'd like to create a shortcut to a website in Windows 7 on the taskbar that is not pinned to the default web browser. Currently if I drag the favicon from the left end of the firefox address bar to ...
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Best tool to backup your firefox shortcuts

I have lost my shortcuts a few times (from hard drive crashes). Is there a good tool to back them up easily. (I would prefer to not have to remember to do it.) Backing them up to the internet would ...
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How to copy files pointed to (not the shortcut files themselves)

I have a folder containing shortcuts that point to files that are located in various directories and drives. I would like to copy the files pointed to (NOT the shortcut files themselves) to a single ...
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Run As Administrator Settings Under Shortcut

There are two checkboxes for Run As Administrator in the Properties dialog for a shortcut in Windows 7. One is under the Shortcut tab in the Advanced Properties dialog, and the other is under the ...
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Shortcut hotkeys occasionally not working

In Windows there's the option to assign a key combination in the properties of every shortcut (see screenshots). When these shortcuts are placed on the Desktop or in the Start menu, they act as global ...
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Shortcut to open URL from clipboard

I want to create a shortcut that opens links from the clipboard. I frequently switch browsers and it's very annoying to copy/paste hundreds of URLs from one to another. I have created a shortcut to ...
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How to pass a filename by drag-and-drop to a shortcut in Windows

I have a program program.exe and a document document.txt, and to open the document, I can drag document.txt onto program.exe. So far so good. Now I want to call it with a command-line parameter -param ...
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Mathematica Notebook Navigation Shortcuts

I really enjoy structuring Mathematica Notebook with different part & sub-parts, however, I have not yet found the shortcuts to navigate it efficiently. For example, how can I use keyboard ...
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Is there a windows 7 shortcut to maximize all windows? [duplicate]

I've got many windows minimized in my taskbar and I'd like to maximize all of them at once. Is there a Windows 7 shortcut to do that?
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Show shortcuts in Windows Explorer tree (Windows XP)

Answer is probably no but still want to check: I often use Windows Explorer with the treeview on the left (what you get when you hit Windows-E) to switch between folders. On my desktop I have a ...
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Pass dragged filename to Windows shortcut

I want to create a shortcut for a command line tool, so that when I drag files onto it, it will pass the filename to the tool as part of the command line arguments (with quotations around it or ...
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howto open new firefox window without toolbars, tabs, addins etc ? (shortcut rather than javascript)

I'm currently awaiting the arrival of a new pc and in the meantime am having to work on a small laptop screen. I need to have two browser windows open at the same time, tiled horizontally. Is there a ...
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Target field on Windows shortcut is disabled

A number of applications on my system have working desktop shortcuts which have the "Target" value disabled. This makes it impossible to modify. The value in the disabled textbox is the name of the ...
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Creating a batch file to launch the currently opened applications and folders

Example: If I were viewing example.txt in a Notepad and editing an image in GIMP, I'd like to generate a batch file that would launch those files using those applications after I've closed the ...
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How to define a shortcut (key combination) to insert “<tag></tag>” in Emacs?

I want to define a shortcut to enter XML tag pairs. Pressing key combination key1-key2 which should prompt for entering a tag name, .e.g. "foo", and automatically insert "<foo></foo>". ...
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Windows 7 - iTunes won't start minimized

1) Right click on itunes short cut and select properties. 2) Select 'minimized' instead of 'normal' in the 'Run' dropdown box. 3) Click 'Apply' and then 'Close' 4) Click on modified shortcut 5) iTunes ...
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How can I create a shortcut to a printer's queue on Windows 7?

How can I create a desktop shortcut to a printer's queue on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit? Thanks. For any future searchers, what worked for me is a little different from what's in the accepted ...
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Creating UNIX-style shortcuts on Windows?

I have a unique problem... I develop Perl on a Windows machine, but my test/prod servers are AIX. I want to be able to test locally with an installation of Apache & Perl, but I don't want to have ...
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Create a Shortcut to a non-existing folder in Windows XP

I am trying to create a shortcut in Windows pointing to a folder which does not yet exist, in a remote server to which I cannot write. I tried creating any shortcut and overwriting the "Target" ...
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Remapping spacebar in Finder from windowed Quick Look to fullscreen (“slideshow”)

In the Mac OS X Finder, Can I replace the standard option of a windowed preview (Quick Look) with a fullscreen view (Slideshow)? Command + Option + Y = Fullscreen Space = Windowed Is there a way of ...
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How to reassign a shortcut key?

Previously, Ctrl + D was assigned to an application by a shortcut on the desktop. The shortcut is now deleted but shortcut key is still assigned to the same application. How can I reassign Ctrl + D ...
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How to forbid shortcuts deletion from the desktop

I'm looking how to forbid a limited XP user from deleting a shortcut from the desktop. I've been trying to set the Security permissions but I can't apply them to a shortcut. can someone help me on ...
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Where does the “Character Map” program executable reside in XP?

Where does the "Character Map" program executable reside in Windows XP? I want to point a short cut to it. I did so via right clicking on the menu icon, but when I try to use it, I get the message ...
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Windows XP right-click mouse option to send shortcut to desktop gone

Windows XP right-click mouse option to send shortcut to desktop suddenly gone
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Can I set two Chrome Gmail shortcuts to open different accounts?

I've just integrating my POP3 email for my business into a Gmail account. I like using Chrome's application shortcuts to open Gmail and Google Reader. Thing is, I also have a personal Gmail address ...
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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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Internet shortcuts open Print dialog

I use Firefox as default browser. Problem: Double-clicking on any internet shortcut in Explorer opens the Print dialog. Setting for .url under Set Associations is "Internet Browser, Microsoft ...
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Launch a shortcut using batch file

Here's the problem. I have a shortcut on roughly 260 computers located in the same folder as below; "c:\documents and settings\all users\desktop\Remote agent 1234.lnk" The only thing that changes ...
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Right click to create shortcut

I have been used Windows 7 for a while. However, the right click New -> Shortcut that was not there. How I get it ?
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Is there a timeout setting for resolving Windows shortcuts to executable files?

If you right-click or press Alt+Enter on a shortcut, Windows normally displays the context menu or Properties dialog right away, even if the shortcut is broken and points to a file or directory that ...
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How to make shortcut to another shortcut?

When attempting to create a shortcut to another shortcut, Windows XP assigns the target of the original shortcut to the new shortcut. This happens even when I enter the target path manually, and I am ...
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Shortcut to a manipulation of the current URL

I'm using Firefox (9.0.1 in Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit) and I'm wondering how to make a shortcut to a certain manipulation of the current URL. Here's an example to clarify. I'm browsing http://askubuntu.com ...
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Change window size via shortcut parameters

How can I change the starting size and location (on screen) of a program using only the shortcut dialog box, so that when I want to open a program at a certain size, on a certain screen?