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How to view advertised shortcut

I just learned about advertised shortcuts in Windows. But, I can't find any info on how to view what it's pointing at, what it will execute on double click. Is there a way to modify it, or change it's ...
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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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Change shortcuts of pidgin

In pidgin, I would like to change the keyboard shortcut of sending messages from Enter to Alt+S, does anyone know how to do it?
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Preventing upgrades from installing shortcuts on Windows 7 Home [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you block installers from making desktop shortcuts? How can I prevent installers and upgrades from summarily dropping shortcuts into the Public Desktop on Windows 7 ...
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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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Is it possible to change my computer's volume with my mouse?

I had a Logitech MX1100 mouse that I was using to change my computer's volume -- I mapped the DPI rocker switch to volume change (repeating). But that mouse has now been replaced with a Performance MX ...
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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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Creating shortcuts to network locations with authentication on a Windows box

This post is a short novel, so bear with me... I'd like to find an effective way to manage a set of shortcuts that point to network locations (e.g. \\server-name\folder) that technically aren't just ...
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Ctrl+Shift to Run as Administrator No Longer Works

Holding Ctrl+Shift while clicking on a shortcut (or in the Start Menu’s search box) no longer works to run as administrator. Specifically, nothing happens; no UAC prompt and the program does not run ...
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How can I easily identify all keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) on OS X and current running Applications and Services?

By default, the function keys on my MacBook Pro control various hardware features and native operating system applications like the brightness of the LCD, Expose, or iTunes. I like these buttons and ...
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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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How do you create a windows 8 tile to connect to a VPN? [duplicate]

This is too deep in the charms since I use it constantly. I would like a tile that would either connect to the VPN or a tile that will open the network connections options within the charms menu. I ...
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URL shortcut on the desktop doesn't show icon on Windows 7

I added a new shortcut.url file with the following: [InternetShortcut] URL=http://test.com/ IDList= HotKey=0 IconFile=C:\Program Files\Test\logo.ico IconIndex=0 This works on XP - the shortcut ...
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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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Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X

Is there a shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between windows in a given application only? I very much like this feature in OS X; what is its equivalent in Windows?
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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 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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How do I create a terminal shortcut to this path?

So I'm having a problem creating a shortcut to a deep folder. None of the examples I've seen on Superuser have helped :( This is my path: cd / Applications / MAMP / htdocs / whoat / solr / whoat I ...
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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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What's the shortcut in excel to show/hide cell comments?

what's the shortcut in excel to show/hide cell comments?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Search engine short-cut missing in Firefox 34

In the past version of Firefox you could define short-cuts for search engines. (by clicking on the black small arrow/triangle) and then "Manage Search Engines" - then you could define short-cuts) ...
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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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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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Can you block installers from making desktop shortcuts?

I've been keeping my desktop totally free from shortcuts. I'd rather not have to take action to do so.
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Turn off Windows 8 mouse/screen shortcuts

I recently installed Windows 8, and yesterday I tried playing some games on it. The games were running smooth, but every time my mouse cursor ( in-game ) was anywhere near the top left or bottom left ...
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Creating Windows shortcuts from Chrome bookmarks

I have a very large number of bookmarks in Google Chrome. I want to transfer all of them to a windows folder, so that each bookmark will be a shortcut to a website (I want a list of shortcuts, just ...
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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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Bizarre shortcut icon problem with XP-7 dual-boot

I dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7 and have run into a peculiar issue with icons for shortcuts. A different desktop is used for each OS, so I have a shortcut to the other one on each for easy ...
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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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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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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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Dropbox desktop shortcut

On Windows 7, I noticed that the Dropbox application shortcut took a few seconds to open and all it really does is open up the local folder in Windows Explorer. So I deleted the shortcut and manually ...
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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>". ...