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

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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 shortcuts 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

Apoligies if this was already asked, but everything related i found seemed to be about starting a batch file in a relative path, which isn't what i want. I have a folder scheme like (highly ...
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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 ...
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How to load a shortcut then EXE in one file

I have two files, one is a shortcut, the second is a .exe. I need to load the .exe, then the shortcut one after the other, by just starting one executable. Is there any way of doing this through a ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut for “Listen to this device”?

In windows, there is a way to make audio from your input go to your output, by checking "Listen to this device". Is there a way to make a desktop shortcut or start menu shortcut that enables/disables ...
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Set “Start In” directory for a shortcut using batch commands

I've created the following shortcut for my software using a batch file. set target_file_a=\\%server_name%\program.exe @echo off set SCRIPT="%TEMP%\%RANDOM%-%RANDOM%-%RANDOM%-%RANDOM%.vbs" echo Set ...
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Task Scheduler shortcut not working

I'm trying to launch a shortcut from this guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-annoying-uac-prompts-how-to-create-a-user-account-control-whitelist-windows/ But the shortcut refuse to launch the ...
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Windows for freedesktop.org .desktop files

Is there a tool to open freedesktop.org .desktop files on Windows? I need that to open internet shortcuts created on KDE: [Desktop Entry] Icon=text-html Type=Link ...
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How to add webpage shortcut icon in chrome extensions sidebar?

I'm interested if it's possible to add shortcut(icon) for webpage in Chrome's extensions sidebar. Or what it's called there, don't actually know, area next to address bar where other extensions icons ...
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Using SSH Shortcut in Mac OS with a .ppk File

I'm working on setting up a shortcut to be able to SSH into my web development server. Here is what my config file looks like (different port and path to key in the real thing): Here is what ...
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Sort folder full of shortcuts by Destination property in Details view?

I have some folders full of .lnk files. I want to know if I can sort them by the destination in the Details view. I can't find any detail attribute to sort .lnk files by their "destination" property. ...
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After uninstalling Media Player Classic some shortcuts are left behind

I uninstalled Media Player Classic but some short cuts are left behind that don't work anymore. For example the "Play Video" option when the external hard drive is shown is now invalid. How can I ...
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Can I search on internet through the RUN prompt in windows?

I was used to keeping some shortcuts of my program in a folder which is included in PATH, so whenever I want to launch any of them, I simply hit Win+R, then the name of the program. As for websites, I ...
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Paste using middle mouse button

Is there any application to paste the same text every time with middle button? I have seen tools to paste the clipboard text, But I am looking to paste the same text every time I click the middle ...
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Can you set keyboard shortcuts to use more than 1 key

In windows 7 you can set Keyboard Shortcuts to file/folder shortcuts, the shortcuts are always Ctrl + Alt + [YOU KEY] what i want to know is can you create these shortcuts with more than 1 key so ...
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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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Create Shortcut to Files in my MicroSD Automatically

Some days ago, I got a problem with my Micro SD. The problem is this: When I connect my Micro SD to PC, and when I went to its drive, i can not see anythings there. Just there is a Shortcut with the ...
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Remove shortcut arrow only on desktop?

How can you remove the little arrow on the bottom of every shortcut icon, except I only want to remove it on the desktop. I think I can make a small program with whichever icon I want that acts as a ...
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How do I create shortcuts to Cygwin programs in Windows?

I would like to create a Windows shortcut to launch Linux applications through Cygwin. The Cygwin X server is installed and running but I can't figure out a way to do it. I'd like to have ...
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RDP - Sharing shortcuts and/or toolbars

I often have to work across several virtual machines through RDP. I used to work with Terminals, and recently changed to mRemote NG. As of now, I have a checklist that I run on each new VM I create, ...
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Categorizing apps in Windows 7 start menu?

Is there any way to group related applications in Start Menu? Let's say I have a few Graphic software and a bunch of IDEs and I want to put them in a single item. Is it possible?