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

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How to run IE from cmd adding custom letters to address predefined in shortcut

Question may be little bit complicated but let me explain. First I wanted to open certain webpage using "run" dialog and a shortcut. I have managed that using windows link pointing to IE and looking ...
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In Windows 7 how to create desktop shortcut to a webpage and then edit it to provide more query-string args

I can drag the icon from the IE address bar onto the desktop, and a shortcut to the webpage is created on the desktop. The type is "Pinned Site Shortcut". I'd like to edit the URL, to provide ...
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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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How to add New Folder icon in Eclipse tool bar?

I see that there are icons for new class, new package etc in my eclipse tool bar. However can anyone point me where I can configure so that I also have an icon to create a new folder? I'm not looking ...
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The folders on my Seagate backup hardrives have been changed to shortcuts and no computer I plug them into can access the files

While using my Seagate backup hard drives, my Webroot anti-virus detected and cleaned some type of computer malware I encountered. Afterward the folders on the external hard drives have been changed ...
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Windows 8.1 thinks that my Visual Studio 2010 Shortcut is called Sql Data Tools

When I go into the Start screen, I have a tile for Visual Studio. However, it is not called Visual Studio 2010 but Sql Data Tools. I then proceeded to remove it from the tiles and went to my desktop ...
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Create shortcut to 'Play Selection' for Windows Media Player on Win7.

I have a directory with 40 video files. My current pattern is to select 10 of them at a time and click the 'Play Selection' button. This involves three clicks and has plenty of room for error: Open ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to hide/show Chrome? [duplicate]

I need to instantly access chrome or get it out of my way whenever I need to by using only a fast keyboard shortcut, is there a shortcut for this? If not, how can I do this?
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Is there a mouse shortcut in Google Chrome to reopen last closed tab?

I know I can use the keyboard shortcut to reopen the last closed tab, but is there a mouse based method? It would be really handy. If I remember right, you used to be able to middle click on the tab ...
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Shortcut for turning on/off speakers

I have USB headset and in order to use my speakers i have to turn off headset from sound menu. I have made shortcut to this menu already but having shortcut directly for it would be perfect.
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Keyboard shortcut won't work for shortcuts in USER/Links folder - Windows 8.1

I have been using keyboard shortcuts for some folders back in Windows 7. Lately I started using Windows 8, now using Windows 8.1. There seems to be an issue about keyboard shortcuts in ...
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Shortcut with relative path [duplicate]

I am trying to create a shortcut whose path is something like: apps\bin\myapp.exe --userdir apps\conf\_user This own't work because Windows wants a absolute path but this shortcut is stored on a ...
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Windows 7: Shortcut Key remains after shortcut deleted

A few days ago I was playing around with using shortcut keys. You know, these: Accidently I set the shortcut to AltGr+ç which prints '{'. Now as a developer, you can imagine I need this ...
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Quick way of copying individual files to desktop in Windows 7?

In my job I regularly have to copy individual files from various parts of the file system to my desktop (or wherever - a central location) before getting uploaded into a CMS. This is using Windows ...
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Chrome desktop shortcut not working after renaming chrome.exe

Chrome Version : Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 (Official Build 235101) m Operating System : Windows 8 Extensions : AdBlock 2.6.14, Any.do 0.1.1.1, avast! Online Security 9.0.2005.45, Awesome ...
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Add delay to desktop shortcut

Is there any lightweight way I can add a delay to a desktop shortcut (Windows 7), so that when I click on it, the application will not open until the specified delay has passed?
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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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Internet Explorer 8 “Run with different credentials” shortcut - batch script option?

Internet Explorer 8, combined with Windows 7, offer the possibility to open IE by specifying which user account will be used for security. This can be done by shift right clicking the IE shortcut and ...
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Is there a way to create a cmd shortcut for a specific folder on W7 or/and W8?

Let say i have 3 different folders that i want to access with CMD C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\TestApp1\Debug> C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio ...
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Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Connections Windows 8.1

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut that gets my right into the network connections screen on Windows 8.1. The way I get there now is basically Windows+R > ncpa.cpl I don't mind doing that but ...
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How to embed image to a Windows shortcut?

How can I add my custom image to a shortcut to a URL, so that if I move that shortcut to another system, the icon stays the same? I tried with copying my shortcut icon with image also.
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Shortcut to MS-DOS Program (.PIF)

How can I change icon for a Shortcut to MS-DOS Program (.PIF) file ? I've tryed to right click then properties then Program then Change Icon then I chosed my .ico file and nothing change. I reproduce ...
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Shortcut to switch between different spreadsheet in excel? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard-shortcut to switch between different sheet in MS-excel?
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Notepad++ disable document switcher mouse shortcut

Notepad++ has this feature where you can right click + mousewheel to scroll between documents. My problem is that I hit this all the time by accident resulting in minor (yet cumulative) annoyances ...
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Which folder\entity in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps corresponds to a given Modern UI app URI?

Problem fully described (with screenshots and links, which are limited for new SU accounts) here ...
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How to force specific Chrome behavior through a shorcut [duplicate]

I tried making a shortcut to Chrome and making it launch Minimized and go to a specific webpage. If I don't have Chrome already open, this shortcut works exactly as intended. If I do have Chrome ...
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Firefox bookmark with wildcard and keyword

In Firefox, how do I set up URL shortcuts that include a wildcard, %s? I have definitely set this up before on another computer. For example, if I wanted to view a Jira ticket, I would enter jira ...
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Create a .lnk file to shell location?

How would I create a .lnk file to this path? shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} This should open the 'Manage Wireless Networks' window where you ...
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Is there a shortcut to open the Node Command Prompt in Any Folder?

For example, you can open a Windows Command Prompt in any folder with the shortcut: Shift key + right-click Is there any similar shortcut available to open the Node command prompt in any folder?
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Genymotion: possible to create a shortcut to an Android virtual device?

I'm using Genymotion as Android emulator, but would like to be able to start a virtual device from the command line or with a Windows shortcut, instead of the Genymotion window. Because Genymotion ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the internet shortcut in Windows 7?

Sometimes my Internet shortcut doesn't work properly when I double-click on it. Is there a way to easily copy the URL contained in the shortcut for Windows 7.
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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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Windows registry keys that affect shortcuts behavior

I want to ask if someone has an info about windows registry key HKCR\lnkfile. As I've found out it describes how shortcuts have to do their work but cannot manage to find much info, all I know, that ...
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How to reset the hotkeys and shortcuts in windows 8

Something went wrong in my windows 8, the windows button's stopped working and I can't live without Win+D, Win+E, Win+L..etc. Is there any way to reset this shortcuts?
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duplicate taskbar on 2 monitors [duplicate]

I've just got a new computer monitor, and I've added it to my previous one, and I have some questions I need answers to: Is there any way to make the windows taskbar go on both monitors? I tried ...
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Pressing Win+E takes a very long time as oposed to double clicking My Computer

I had a similar problem with Microsoft Office files. If I opened Microsoft Word, for example, and then Ctrl-O to open a file, it would work instantly. However, if I double clicked on a file, it took a ...
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Creating An “Elevated Shortcut” Allowing UAC To Be Bypassed For Certain Trusted Applications?

The User Account Control (UAC) notifies oneself before certain changes are made to your PC ie those which require Administrator level permissions. But sometimes this can be annoying especially for ...
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How can I make a shortcut to search using Google Scholar from the address bar in Chrome?

I don't like having to navigate to http://scholar.google.com/ before I type my search.
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How to create a desktop shortcut from a batch file

I know there are many posts on this issue but there is a minor twist to what I need to do. I can figure out how to create a shortcut with an argument like this: "C:\Program Files\My App\App.exe" /s ...
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How to restore Visual Studio 2013 RC Start Menu shortcuts?

I had Visual Studio 2013 Preview installed. I uninstalled it. Then I installed Visual Studio 2013 RC but most of the Start Menu shortcuts are missing. I tried repairing the installation but it did ...
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Globally changing shortcuts' drive letter?

On my XP (SP3) PC I'm about to move 'My Documents' (sometimes quaintly but confusingly called 'Terry's Documents' from C:\Docs to I:\Docs. What is the recommended simplest (and safest) method of ...
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Whats the Shortcut for copy link location of firefox

Whats the shortcut for copy link location of firefox? Is it there any way to make custom shortcuts for copy link location? For e.g take above google webpage in firefox here "tamil" was the text ...
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What does a grayed-out shortcut indicate?

This morning I notice I have a new shortcut on my desktop - "desktop.ini" It is grayed out, yet I can open it and see the minimal contents, namely: [.ShellClassInfo] ...
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Using relative paths for Windows shortcuts

I have a folder scheme like (highly simplified version): New Files >Tools >Scripts Tested Files >Tools >Scripts ... and I'd like to have a shortcut in each folder from the "New ...
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Desktop shortcut to Outlook template with user input

In essence, I am trying to combine these two questions: Configure a Windows shortcut to prompt for input Can I make a shortcut to Send Outlook Email from Template? I have three people that I am ...
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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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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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Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center - Slow response for App-specific shortcuts

So a few months ago, I bought a new MS mouse, and was surprised that they'd discontinued Intellipoint in favor of this Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. It seems to have the same functionality ...
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How to create a shortcut that points to a program inside the USB stick?

I'm having problems creating a shortcut that will open my .exe file inside my USB stick because the Drive Letter usually change when the USB is inserted. How can I do this?
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Adobe InDesign Ctrl+Tab'ing: can you make it cycle in tab order, instead of 'last used' order?

In InDesign, I often want to quckly Ctrl+Tab back and forth between two documents side-by-side (using, of course, Ctrl+Shift+Tab to go the other way). But I might have four documents open, in total. I ...