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

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CygWin shortcut to launch server, connect and start a program

I have miraculously only spent about 20 minutes getting an installation of cygwin to communicate with a remote box that I use for controlling my CNC machine. At this point, to get everything running ...
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Location of windows command script in the pinned directory

I have a shortcut of type windows command script and a shortcut of type application. When I pin the shortcut of type application in the startmenu, a Icon is created for the same in the folder: ...
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How to remove focus from UI component that accepts text input?

Is there a shortcut that will remove focus of the windows pointer from a text editor ? This shortcut does not seem to be available ? Reason for this is that I'm using autohotkey and for some ...
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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 can I follow a windows shortcut in power shell?

I am using powershell and I have a shortcut to my destination directory in the current directory. I want to change the current directory to the one pointed to by the shortcut. Logically what I want to ...
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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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Creating folder shortcuts in the Windows 7 taskbar

Say I have multiple locations that I'm working with fairly regularly, and want access to them quickly - 1-2 clicks or key strokes. Is it possible to do something like pin an explorer shortcut to the ...
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Vim - mapping for moving between buffers silently

in my .vimrc I have the following mapping to move between buffers: nnoremap <silent> <C-b> :bp<CR> nnoremap <silent> <C-n> :bn<CR> This mapping works but it ...
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Creating a path shortcut?

This may seem like a simple question but I was wondering if you can create an easily accessible shortcut to a program file instead of having to navigate through C every time.
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How to make a shortcut from CMD?

How can I create a shortcut file (.lnk) to another file or executable, using command line utilities?
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create program launch icon (or shortcut) on windows 8 desktop

I noticed that if you install applications like Visual Studio, its launch icon doesn't appear on the desktop. On the other hand, for apps like Google Chrome browser, the launch icon appears on the ...
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How to delete lnk files in desktop only from guest account in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system and it has administrator and guest accounts. Whenever I install a program, its lnk file appears at desktop of both administrator and guest as usual. I don't need that lnk ...
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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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Is there a list of textmark tags in word

I know you can set textmarks in word using the shortcut CTRL + F9 and refeer to specific parts of your text like the current page or the number of pages of your whole document Those Tags look like ...
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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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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cmd.exe not working from shortcut windows 7 [duplicate]

I can run cmd.exe from c:\windows\system32 without a problem. However if I run a shortcut pointing to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe it doesn't appear on the screen or under applications in Task Manager. ...
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Shortcut to set screen resolution

My mom-in-law likes to have her screen set to the lowest possible resolution so that everything is bigger. When I have occasion to use her computer I have to change it to make it usable. The problem ...
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Configuring Visual Studio keyboard bindings

I'm very used to Eclipse keyboard shortcuts. Do I have a way of configuring Visual Studio keyboard bindings to work similarly (like IntelliJ)? Also, in IntelliJ you have the great Ctrl+Shift+A find ...
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My 'SendTo' items dissapeared (only from contextmenu)

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64. Days ago I've noticed that all the items that I have in the SendTo menu has dissapeared. They dissapeared only from the menu, I'm an user who customized the sendto items ...
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Start applications on specified screen at startup (Windows 8)

What I would like to do is have all my programs that start on startup to popup on predefined screens. Now, since we configure applications to start on startup by adding a shortcut to the startup ...
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How to create an ssh connection Terminal shortcut on Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

It sucks to open Terminal each time and write a complete ssh command. I also have a custom port to connect to.
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Fix .lnk file association WITHOUT admin/registry access

I managed to recreate the problems detailed here and here. I tried to use Notepad to open a .lnk file. Now all shorcuts appear as .lnk files, and open in Notepad. This isn't an uncommon problem and ...
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How do I create a program shortcut for a command in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I remember I could do that in an older version of Ubuntu, but I'm lost in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to add an item in the Launcher bar or on Desktop, that when double clicked runs the following command ...
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Is it possible to modify the tooltip of a Taskbar pinned shortcut?

I have a bunch of shortcuts (couldn't get other links from mklink working), e.g.: for Firefox that links to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe When I move my mouse over the icon ...
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Autohotkey on a win8 tablet: three clicks for an action

I would love to use three clicks on my tablet to perform an action such as ^w (closing chrome windows). I have tried with "RapidHotkey" script but to no avail. I would greatly appreciate your help. ...
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Delete a line in Visual Studio without copying it?

There is the shortcut Shift Del to delete a line, but I want to delete without modifying what is in the clipboard. Is there some way to configure it or another shortcut?
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URL shortcut icon on multuple PCs

I created a shortcut for a webpage on my desktop. I added a custom .ico image for the icon picture. When I copy this shortcut over to another computer it doesn't keep that icon. Is there any way I ...
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Can't set Word 2013 Header shortcut keys…tried everything

My Word 2013 has lost the Header style shortcut keys; Ctrl+Alt+1 for Header 1, Ctrl+Alt+2 for Header 2, and etc. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back and ...
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How to bring the cursor to the start of the word which the cursor is currently pointed to?

Usually after I've typed a word like say Wikipedia: Typing.. Tying.. Wikipedia[cursor here] I want to "select" that word, so basically I press Shift + ← x 9 Now slowly this gets annoying, ...
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Can I create a shortcut to a Windows directory?

I would like a quick command line-based way to get to a directory I use all the time. Is there a way to create some kind of alias in Windows so that I can type, for example, VS08P at a command prompt ...
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Seagate external hard drive shortcut issue

I have a Seagate external hard drive which normally works perfectly fine. When I plug it in and try to open it, all my folders show as shortcuts. When I attempt to open the shortcuts, it tells me: ...
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How to avoid writing full filenames

I was wondering whether there is a way in the linux shell to type the first unique part of a filename or dirname and then add "~" or "..." and avoid writing the entire filename. For example if I ...
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Windows 8 keeps removing some start screen shortcuts I make

I've made some custom shortcuts to Google Chrome profiles and successfully pin them to my start screen but when my computer reboots or goes to sleep and wakes they have disappeared. If i repin them ...
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netbeans duplicate file shortcut

To duplicate a file I'm currently right clicking copy and then pasting on the 'parent' folder. Thats not exactly perfect especially if the 'parent' directory is several screen scrolls up. Is there a ...
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How do you duplicate current open Finder view?

I often have a window where i want to drag and drop to a parent folder, and i need another finder window, so i open a new one and need to browse back to where the other window is ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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Keyboard Shortcut Error

I Have not had any updates/changes to computer and now all of the sudden my Alt+f4, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and Alt+Tab keyboard shortcuts are no longer working. The individual keys seem to be working like for ...
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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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How can I make my screen blank by a shortcut?

I'd like a shortcut that makes the screen go to a black screen immediately, without turning any power off, or even putting it to sleep. What ways can I do that? How more efficient the solution is ...
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Is there a list of Windows special directories/shortcuts (like %TEMP%)?

I'm looking for a reference list of shortcuts like %TEMP%. When I'm using Windows+R or Windows Explorer and type %temp%, the Windows Explorer takes me to the Temp directory. Are there more of these ...
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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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Windows 8 Devices - Shortcuts

Just bought a cheapo 15.5 Vaio with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I was able to pair it with a Philips wireless headset and it was great. Thing is, each time I want to use this headset, I need to do this ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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How to copy files pointed to (not the shortcut files themselves)

I have a folder containing shortcuts that point to files that are located in various directories and drives. I would like to copy the files pointed to (NOT the shortcut files themselves) to a single ...
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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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Vim in OSX: How to do page-up/page-down/go to EOL through a vim file opened in terminal?

In putty, which is how I primarily used VIM, I could do the following: Page up/down : Using the native Page up/down key. In Mac, the alternative is Fn + Up/Down, which doesn't work in the terminal ...
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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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Most common locations for shortcuts on Windows (Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch…)

I'm searching for the most common locations for a user's shortcuts, that are quickly accessible, like the Desktop, Start Menu and Quick Launch. This should work from XP on through to 8.1. I'm ...
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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 ...