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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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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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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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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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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 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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Internet shortcuts open Print dialog

I use Firefox as default browser. Problem: Double-clicking on any internet shortcut in Explorer opens the Print dialog. Setting for .url under Set Associations is "Internet Browser, Microsoft ...
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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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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 ...
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Windows freezes when using keyboard shortcuts

I have a relatively small question about Windows [I'm using XP, but this question is probably not version-related] OS, for which I haven't found solution in any search engine. The problem is: I have ...
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Excel shortcut: switching back and forth between that last active sheet and the current exit sheet

I know the shortcut CRTL + page up/down but I need the similar function that exists eg in internet explorer: Shift + alt I found a macro that is close but does not entirely solve the problem: If ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Change chrome application shortcut icon on taskbar in linux mint

I use a lot of web applications on Linux Mint. I'm confused with the icons being the chrome-icon all the time i.e. the same icon for all running programs. So how can I change the Chrome application ...
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How to show desktop apps in Windows 8's Switcher?

The Switcher in Windows 8 is really convenient for managing running applications, but unfortunately all desktop apps are grouped into one position in the switcher... I like to kill background apps ...
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Grouping shortcuts with different parameters in Windows 7 Taskbar

I have created many different windows shortcuts for pgAdmin.exe with the target database given as a command line argument. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin III\1.14\pgadmin3.exe" /s ...
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Start firefox using Another Profile, for specific file type(s)?

I have two profiles. A and B I have made shortcuts to start each profile as follows: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p A "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p B Also, I ...
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How to change start menu location for Windows 7 Programs

I keep my start menu in Windows 7 very organized, but every time there's a program update available (Safari for example), the program recreates its shortcut icons in the default start menu location ...
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Is there a quick way to get to the Control Panel in Windows 8?

Obviously in all previous versions of Windows you could simply click START and then select "Control Panel" to get to it, but on Windows 8 there is no such option. Is there an easy way to quickly get ...
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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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Create shortcut key in Windows XP to a String (text)

one of my friends asked me yesterday if there was some way for him to create a shortcut key and attached it to his E-mail addressee (thus a string or text). Example: In a document, mail, webpage, ...
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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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Creating a shortcut to a program on thumb drive without drive letter [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a shortcut to an EXE on a USB thumb drive that will work no matter what drive letter is assigned to the thumb drive? I have a program in a folder on a thumb drive. I want to ...
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How do I restore shortcut icon images in Windows 7?

I recently uninstalled UI tweaking software WinBubble. This offered the option to remove the shortcut arrow from shortcuts (Similar to TweakUI for XP). Since uninstalling, all of my shortcuts look ...
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How to go to a certain path (folder containing a certain file) in Total Commander?

Let's say I have a certain - very long - path to a file (let's say: c:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ ) and I would like to quickly access that directory ...
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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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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. ...