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Keyboard shortcut to focus/unfocus on flash element in browser?

I've recently started using the Vimium plugin for Chrome to allow me for browsing the web using some common Vi(m) keyboard shortcuts. The HTML5 video player used by Youtube can be controlled by some ...
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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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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 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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Terminal: What is the shortcut to clean your command line

If I have this: $ bla bla bla bla Is there any shortcut for Terminal (MacOS) to clean the entire line?
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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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Creating a shortcut to a program on thumb drive without drive letter

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 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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Windows 7 - Creating Shortcut that opens program at a specific desktop location

Is there a way to create a desktop shortcut that opens a program at a specific location on the desktop? (assuming the program is either less than full screen or there are multiple monitors)
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OSX Shortcut to User Folder

How do I create a shortcut on the desktop to Users[me] in Mac OSX? Ctrl+Click does not have an option for Make Alias on this directory
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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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Change shortcut targets in bulk?

I have hundreds of shortcuts to websites where the target looks like this: C:\Users\Herb\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe www.somesite.com/foo I just upgraded to Windows 8, and ...
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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 can I restore a remote desktop session to the local console?

After I am finished with a remote desktop connection, I'd like to be able to restore the remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter the password and log back in. ...
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Is there a command to open a folder in a window from the command line in Windows (like “open” on MacOS X)?

Like this but for Windows. Preferably from Cygwin, and with relative paths $ open ./
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different types of shortcuts

Let's say I have two shortcuts for Microsoft Word; the first shortcut was created during the Office installation, the second shortcut I have created myself via right click on winword.exe > Send to > ...
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Is a there a shortcut key to go to a specific window?

I know this question has been asked about Windows XP but I was wondering if there was a better or built-in solution. I'm looking for a shortcut or third party program that allows me to focus a ...
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Make a Windows 7 shortcut to a specific pdf page

Is there a way to make a Windows 7 shortcut to a specific pdf page?
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Windows 7 is installing Start menu shortcuts to a “test” folder on my desktop

I tidied up my Start menu a while back, organised it into folders and removed programs I do not access. This was also around the time I changed the location of my My Documents/Desktop etc folders via ...
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Why doesn't it appear to be possible to have multiple pinned taskbar buttons for multiple Chrome profiles?

I have two Chrome profiles set up using the --user-data-dir=<path> argument and I want to create two separate pinned task bar buttons for these two profiles (this is obviously on Windows 7). ...
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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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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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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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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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Is there a shortcut for switching open windows of the active application in OSX? [duplicate]

When switching between applications it's quite common to press cmd+tab. That's a really easy and fast way to switch between different applications. But I'm wondering, if there's a similar way to ...
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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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Can't get Chrome search shortcut for IMDB to work anymore

Tried http://www.imdb.com/find?q=%s http://www.imdb.com/find?q=%s&s=all http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=%s But when it loads the page, it loads http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all;q=%s (note ...
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Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X

Is there a shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between windows in a given application only? I very much like this feature in OS X; what is its equivalent in Windows?
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Keyboard shortcut to jump to the home of a website

I'm wondering if there exists a keyboard shortcut in Firefox (or other web browsers) that can trigger the jump from a page of a website to the home of the website. The example below may make my ...
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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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Windows Calculator shortcut keys

I'm using the calculator to solve equations like this: ((2 * 2.12) * (0.657)) - ((3 * 2.97) * (0.657^2)) where (0.657^2) is 0.657 squared. However, if I run that in the calculator, the ^ is ...
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Desktop icons sort by name (sort of) in Windows 7

I am having trouble understanding the Sort by> Name option in the desktop context menu. When I click on this, my icons are sorting vertically, mostly alphabetically. Upper left corner is Recycle ...
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How do I create a shortcut to an application thats already running on the taskbar in windows 7?

If I have an application open on the taskbar in windows 7 whats the easiest way of creating a shortcut to that application? I know that on the desktop you can do Create shortcut and then browse to ...
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Notepad++ Run Shortcut won't run with Python

I am trying to run a code through Notepad++ to Python using (attempt 1) Run, Run,C:\Python26\python.exe, Run (attempt 2) Run, Run, C:\Python26\python26.exe $(FULL_CURRENT_PATH), Run (attempt 1) ...
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Keyboard/mouse shortcut for Inserting signature in Outlook 2003?

Is there a quick keyboard or mouse shortcut to insert your signature in a reply email in Outlook 2003 SP3?
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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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How to create aliases in windows [duplicate]

In Linux I can do this : ln -s /tmp/mydocs /home/user/docs/ it will create alias to /home/user/docs/ and I can access to docs with cd /tmp/mydocs/ In windows : I have this directory ...
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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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Location of MetroTwit executable

I installed MetroTwit's desktop version and want to create a shortcut for it. Now, the shortcut asks for an executable path. There is no entry for MetroTwit or "Pixel Tucker Pty Ltd". The shortcut in ...
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Modifying Windows Shortcut .lnk-file's target into a relative path

Copied from here, as it's locked over there; I hope it belongs here. Is it possible to open .lnk (windows shortcut) in a hex editor, and change the absolute shortcut path into a relative one? Can we ...
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Prevent applications from adding to start screen on install

On a Windows 8 machine, after installing Visual Studio, Office, SQL Server, VLC etc... the start screen is a mass clutter of unneeded shortcuts such as readme, shortcuts to homepages, various tools ...
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Creating Windows shortcuts from Chrome bookmarks

I have a very large number of bookmarks in Google Chrome. I want to transfer all of them to a windows folder, so that each bookmark will be a shortcut to a website (I want a list of shortcuts, just ...
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Adobe Reader not accessing Symbolic Link over network drive

My main system is running Windows 7. I have a mapped network drive (call it z:) that is hosted on a Windows XP machine (not sure if this matters at all). I have created a Symbolic link (call it SL, ...
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Why setting hotkey for a Windows 7 shortcut doesn't work?

I try to set up one so as to open my application quickly but it doesn't work. What I did wrong? Please help!
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Windows 7 Start Menu / Taskbar shortcut icon issue

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64, and have Visual Studio 2010 installed. The other day I mis-clicked and deleted the VS2010 program folder; I realised my mistake the next time I started the PC and ...
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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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.lnk files creates as hidden in Windows 7

I had a problem in my Windows 7 Professional, since when I clicked "New->Shortcut" on the desktop or a folder, nothing would happen. I downloaded the following REG file: Windows Registry Editor ...
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Short cut key to put cursor in recaptcha box

Is there a shortcut key that will put the cursor back in the recaptcha box?
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Mac shortcut to place window in secondary screen?

Does anyone know if there is a keyboard shortcut to move a window to a secondary screen under OSX?