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

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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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How to create a shortcut on the desktop with PowerShell

I have been referring to answer number three of this post to write my PowerShell script, but it doesn't appear to be working. $linkPath = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) ...
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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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Seperate shortcut to run a program in administrative mode?

I just installed StandaloneStack2 on Windows 7. I have a link to open it in my start menu to configure it which has to be run in administrative mode. I have a link pinned to my taskbar where it ...
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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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Where is the ordering of taskbar shortcuts stored?

In Windows, where is the "ordering" of the taskbar program shortcut icons stored? I'm trying to rearrange them without directly click-and-dragging them into a respective arrangement. Behind the ...
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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: ...
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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 overlay an icon like the tick sync in Dropbox?

How exactly do you overlay an icon? Like a shortcut icon on Windows? For example, Dropbox overlayed the icons on the files and folders with a tick sign, indicating that they are in sync with the ...
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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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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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Can't create shortcuts for .com files

I wanted to create a shorcut for c:\windows\system32\more.com file in Desktop using ctrl+shift and drag and drop, and it silently ignored by not creating anything, then I decided to drag and drop it ...
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Cygwin to execute windows shortcut files (.LNK)

I use Cygwin as my cmd replacement on Windows and I am in the process of cleaning up my system PATH variable. I now have a folder containing exe's and shortcuts (.LNK) files which is in PATH ...
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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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Non-US Keyboard and CMD + SHIFT + 7

I have a Swiss keyboard and in many (developer-based) programs I get a conflict with one of my favorite shortcuts: Cmd + Shift + 7 or Cmd + /. I use this to set the focus to every OSX application's ...
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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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How to restore jump list for Windows Explorer pinned taskbar icon?

I pinned Windows Explorer's icon to my taskbar months ago, and all worked fine, including jump lists. Note: I changed the default Explorer's folder using the usual trick of changing the GUID in the ...
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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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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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What is the shortcut to resize top/last 6 windows and display them all side by side?

I accidentally found this feature in Win 7. As it was accidental I'm not able to replicate or remember what excatly I did to achieve this. What I did : I wanted to maximize one browser window so ...
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How can I make windows always show full folder path

Whenever I Click on "Desktop" in windows explorer, I end up with a "hidden" path, such as this: which makes navigating to the "one up" folder hard (I can enter a folder within desktop, then ...
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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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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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How do I create a shortcut to a file that does not yet exist?

I would like to create a shortcut, the target of which does not exist (yet). However, as soon as I try to create it, Windows raises an error saying the specified target does not exist. While I ...
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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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Gnome annoying shortcut keys

Gnome have a lot of system-wide keyboard shortcuts that have conflict withs application-wide keyboard shortcuts. Windows avoids such conflicts by using a dedicated key (super/window/OS key). For ...
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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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Change Shortcut for closing windows

How can I change the shortcut for closing windows from Alt+F4 to Ctrl+W in windows.
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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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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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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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Shortcut to “printer and faxes” on another computer

I have a print server running windows server 2008 that has about 50 printers on it. In windows XP, I was able to connect to the server using the UNC name and make a shortcut to the "printers and ...
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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 disable “Ctrl+Shift+J” shortcut on a MacBook Pro’s Japanese keyboard?

Is there any way to disable Ctrl+Shift+J shortcut on Mac Japanese keyboard? As you can see from this article it switches to hiragana Ctrl+Shift+J switch to hiragana input I’m on Mac OS X ...
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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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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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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?
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Hide public shortcuts in desktop without administrative privileges

I've looked on the multitude of questions related to Desktop icons in Windows 7 but I haven't found the answer I'm looking for yet. The goal is to have Desktop icons on the Public folder such that ...
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shortcuts run “Maximized” and run “Minimized” don't work?

I've right click -> properties a shortcut icon and i set it to run "Maximized" instead of run "Normal" However, when i run the shortcut (chrome shortcut) it still opens chrome as "normal" and not ...
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Search Keyword/Abbreviation in Internet Explorer 9

In Chrome I rely heavily on search "keywords" as a shortcut for searching specific sites. For instance to search Google I quickly type g some topic, or to search youtube yt funny video, Wolfram Alpha ...
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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 ...