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

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“Show desktop” button for Windows XP similar to Windows 7

Windows 7's "Show Desktop" button (the little rectangle on the lower right corner of screen) is easier for me to use whereas XP's is located somewhere at the right side of Start button. Is it possible ...
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Simulating Menu button?

I'm using an IBM ThinkPad keyboard, the one with TrackPoint and without any Windows keys. Since Win-keys tend to be quiet useful, I've remapped left Ctrl to work as Win button, Caps Lock to be my Ctrl ...
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Google Chrome: Open a link in new tab and switch to it in one click

Is there a mouse/keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome that when clicking a link opens the URL in a new tab and then makes that tab active? Kind of like CTRL + left click, but also activating the tab ...
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Creating Mac OS terminal shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to build a custom command with options I want to create a terminal short that takes me to a deeply-nested folder. For example, I just want to type in "star" every time ...
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How to start Chrome with only some extensions selectively enabled?

I'm trying to figure out a way to create a shortcut or batch file, to launch Google Chrome with just the extension "Ad-block" enabled but all other extensions disabled. I have a shortcut for Chrome ...
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How can I clear bad shorcuts from GNOME Do cache?

I am using Ubuntu and GNOME Do and have some bad shortcuts (they even have a grey X icon ) that I can't figure out and delete from the list. I thought GNOME Do has some cache but its been a while and ...
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pin TWO folder shortcuts as separate icons on Windows 7 taskbar?

pin TWO folder shortcuts as separate icons on Windows 7 taskbar? I did this all the time on XP Now, when I drag and drop a folder shortcut to my Windows 7 taskbar, it lumps them all in together. ...
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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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Create a shortcut for application on Google Chrome for MacOSX

Google Chrome on Windows comes with a very usefull feature allowing the user to Create application shortcuts from the settings menu: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=...
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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 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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Windows Explorer Shell-Extension: Column-Handler to Display Shortcut (.LNK) and Bookmark (.URL) Targets

I am looking for a Windows XP Explorer shell-extension that will install a column-handler to display the targets of shortcuts and bookmarks (ie .LNK and .URL files). (Windows 7 has a built-in column ...
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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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What's the windows 10 equivalent of “Command `” on a mac

For those who don't use a mac, command ` cycles between windows of the same application just like alt tab. I was wondering if there is a windows 10 equivalent ?
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How can we stop Windows 10 from adding the word “shortcut”?

To prevent Windows from adding the word "shortcut" to shortcut names, I've always set the Link value to 00 00 00 00 in the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\...
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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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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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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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Chrome Equivalent of %s address bar trick in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Google Chrome extension that acts like Firefox’s keyword quicksearch bookmarks? I was curious if there was an equivalent technique in Chrome to do address bar ...
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How can I differentiate between two docked applications existing on Mac OS X's dock?

I have the different versions of the same application added several times in the dock but the application icon and title is identical. I cannot change the icon or the file name because they are ...
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How do I create a terminal shortcut to open to a particular folder?

I've recently switched to a Mac and want to improve my workflow a bit. I often need to run scripts using the terminal that are in several different folders. How do I create something like Windows ...
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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 quickly enable/disable windows 10 (defender) antivirus?

I would like to be able to quickly enable/disable windows defender antivirus. If you type 'Defender' in the search box (aka Cortana) you will see see a 'Windows Defender settings' item. How can I get ...
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How did I pin Chrome to my Win7 TaskBar multiple times?

I have seen many many questions, including Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7, but they are all asking how to do something I have already done. I certainly did not use one of the solutions in ...
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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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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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How to create “Send to ”FOLDER“ ” similar to send to desktop shortcut?

I've been trying to keep some files in a separate folder as shortcut, so that I can keep track of my favourite media files and images etc in a specified folder as shortcut. I don't want to always copy ...
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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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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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Eclipse - Adding Java 'Application Run' Shortcuts to toolbar

In Eclipse (I'm using 3.4.1) you can create "favourite" run configurations. These simply appear fixed at the top of the list of Run configurations. Is there a way to create a shortcut to a runtime ...
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How do I add a new program to the Start Menu?

I just added the latest version of the Eclipse IDE to my computer. Eclipse is distributed as a ZIP file, so I unzipped it into a directory in C:\Program Files like I've done for past versions of ...
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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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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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Copying / applying styles by keyboard shortcut in Open Office - similar to Format Paintbrush?

I would like to achieve a similar effect of using the Format Paintbrush without having to actually press the button each time. Is it possible to select the Format Paintbrush Tool by keyboard ...
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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 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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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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Redefine shorcuts in Skim

I am using SKIM for Mac to read PDFs and annotate. I wonder how can I change keyboard shortcuts, the one I need the most for marking text (Ctrl+Cmd+H) is rather insane.
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How do I create a shortcut that launches a non-default-browser to a website

I want to be able to double click it and it runs the correct (non default) browser and opens my preferred website?
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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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Killing explorer.exe when a process starts and restarting it when a process ends

I have a game which doesn't look perfect as long as explorer.exe is running. Currently the process is to start the game, kill explorer.exe from the task manager then once the game is done restart ...
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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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Windows 7 warns me when opening my own shortcuts from the toolbar

I have had this problem before, but I was able to hide the warning by creating the shortcut on my Desktop first, and then moving it into the toolbar. But now after being required to install Internet ...
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What is the shortcut to break up multiple lines into one in sublime text 2?

Please browse to the sublime text homepage and have a look at slide #2. There is a "screenshot movie" showing several commands, but there is no explanation. Just CTRL+SHIFT+L for multiple selection. ...
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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?