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

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keyboard shortcut to select file in windows explorer

I typically go to the windows explorer using windowskey+e. Then I use Alt-D to go the address bar to type the folder name. Is there keyboard shortcut to directly go the file list on the right side ...
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closing windows: ctrl-W vs alt-space C

When closing a window (like notepad or Windows Explorer), I've been realizing that when I do Ctrl-W there will be a short lag but when I do Alt-Space-C there will be no lag. Does anyone know what ...
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Photoshop icon missing after deleting desktop shortcut in Windows 7

I deleted a bunch of shortcut icons on the desktop in Windows 7 to clear the screen. One of them was Photoshop cs5. Ever since its icon has gone missing. I get the default icon for unknown app in the ...
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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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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Creating a program shortcut that runs octave through cmder

In response to a previous question (Adding keyboard shortcuts for command prompt on Windows 7) I asked on this site I am now using cmder instead of command prompt as it is more user-friendly (as it ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the internet shortcut in Windows 7?

Sometimes my Internet shortcut 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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batch current directory when starting as administrator

Background: I like to have my computer clean. Especially I don't like programs and services starting with my windows, but I still want to use all my programs without having to manually start ...
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How to run a batch file without launching a “command window”?

On Windows XP, can I run a batch (.bat or .cmd) file, via a shortcut, without a "black window"?
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What makes Internet Shortcut files special?

When I save a shortcut from Firefox to disk, this is its contents when viewed in a text or hex editor. [InternetShortcut] URL=http://superuser.com/ IDList= HotKey=0 ...
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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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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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Windows Explorer Shell-Extension: Column-Handler to Display Shortcut (.LNK) and Bookmark (.URL) Targets

I am looking for a Windows XP Explorer shell-extension that will install a column-handler to display the targets of shortcuts and bookmarks (ie .LNK and .URL files). (Windows 7 has a built-in column ...
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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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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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Directly open top three Google results from address bar in Chrome

Recently a friend of mine noticed that I often open the first few Google results in tabs without looking at them first. Now I'd like to directly open the best Google results from the address bar. I ...
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Firefox: change/disable default keyboard shortcut configuration

I have installed the Keyconfig add-on and configured it to toggle Offline Mode on Firefox, whenever I press Ctrl + Shift + O. It worked fine on previous versions of Firefox (before version 28.0). ...
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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 delete all folder shortcuts and file shortcuts using windows command line

I am new to stack flow without enough reputation so could not upload an image for my question. Here is the description: I have a folder that contains lots of files and some folder/file shortcuts. I ...
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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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How to set link to an invalid path or folder on purpose [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up several dozen shortcuts (.lnk) for a friend who is a bit less experienced with Windows. Now I happen to know that a particular network drive will be available when the shortcuts ...
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Make chrome launch with command line switches without creating a shortcut

I have a lot of command line switches appended to the end of my shortcut to Chrome, but every time I launch chrome without using the shortcut, it loses the switches. Also, when chrome is launched from ...
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TeXstudio select whole line

I like the CTRL+L shortcut in SublimeText and would like to have it in TeXstudio, too. What it does: It selects the whole current line and places the cursor at the beginning of the next line. That ...
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Remove shutdown/reset dialog keyboard shortcut

I am often using Ctrl-V (not Cmd-V) inside of some application (ie: source control popup in IntelliJ IDEA), lately, it started popping up an OS dialog asking me if I want to Restart, Sleep, Cancel of ...
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Security warning in Win7 from the Links directory

Every shortcut placed to the Links bar (C:\Users\user_name\Favorites\Links) shows this security warning: Open File - Security Warning Name ... Type: Shortcut ... files from Internet etc. I can ...
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Windows 7 always asks if I want to open toolbar shortcuts (.lnk files)

I recently upgraded my work laptop, which not has Windows 7 on it. I was unable to pin some applications, so I went about creating toolbars that function like a "quick launch" area, more or less as ...
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Is it possible to substring an environment variable in a windows 7 shortcut? [duplicate]

If I have an environment variable in Windows such as %username% if there any way I can substring that? I'd like to substring it down to the first 8 characters.
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Toshiba windows 7 laptop, all icons the same [duplicate]

all desktop icons the same and when I try to open it says this action is valid for products that are already installed. when I enter regedit in the search it says the same thing so i can't even fix it ...
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Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard

I am having trouble coding in visual studios with my mac keyboard as some of the short cuts wouldn't work, notable the "Go to Definition" which is set as F12. I tried to change the shortcut for this ...
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Pinned start menu/taskbar shortcuts gone

I just restarted my Windows 7 PC to find all my pinned shortcuts have disappeared from the start menu and taskbar. I've looked here "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick ...
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Automatically change to paste mode when pasting from clipboard

As far as I know, there is no autocmd event for copying and pasting. So I was curious if it is possible to write a script that toggles paste mode when the clipboard is used for paste. If it can handle ...
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Is there a shortcut in excel that will expand the column width to show the entire column header

Is there a shortcut in excel that will expand all the column width(s) to show the entire column header as well as complete column data? Now I need to go to each and every column in the excel sheet ...
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Is there a shortcut to mkdir foo and immediately cd into it?

This is something I do frequently $ mkdir foo $ cd foo This works as a single command, but it's more keystrokes and saves no time. $ mkdir foo && cd foo Is there a shortcut for this? ...
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How to select a different tool from the Type Tool in Photoshop/Illustrator

I'm currently using the type tool to write some text however can not change tool using a key board short cut. Currently I have to click on the Selection/Direct Selection tool as the "A" or "V" ...
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Is it possible to create a shortcut to a Window console app that starts hidden?

I'd like to start a console app upon startup, but I'd like it not to clutter the taskbar with a cmd.exe item. The options I have when editing a shortcut are only "Normal window", "Minimized", and ...
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Run as Administrator greyed out on shortcut

I have a shortcut to a program that only works when run as administrator but in the shortcuts advanced options "always run as administrator" is greyed out. I've looked at the other similar questions ...
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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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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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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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chromebook with ubuntu with trusty and unity envioment

When I'm playing minecraft on my my Linux OS and hit "left ctrl + space" I like un-select from the game and my cursor reappears. Really annoying and I need some help, very inexperienced.
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Notepad++: how to setup a shortcut to enable/disable a preference option

I want to use a shortcut to enable/disable Preferences -> MISC. -> File Status Auto-Detection. How can I do this?
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How to make a Chrome incognito shortcut in Windows work after Chrome updates

I have created a shortcut to the Google Chrome application on Windows XP. I have modified the target line in the shortcut such that it ends in the argument to start Chrome in incognito mode. The ...
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How to add Sticky Note to Right Click-->“New” Menu

I'm talking about the menu that appears when you right-click on the desktop. Then if you look in the list there should be something labeled "New", and when you hover over this it shows you options ...
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How to disable magic searching after I move targets of shortcuts in Windows Server 2003?

When I move or delete the target of a shortcut and click the shortcut afterwards windows kindly starts searching and guessing. How to disable this on Windows Server 2003? I'd prefer a quick error ...
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Weird problem, can't delete some Photoshop shortcuts

Once I change the shortcuts of Window > Character and Window > Paragraph to show/hide these panels to F1 and F2. Since then I can't delete the shortcuts anymore. Photoshop only let me change it to ...
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How to reset a Windows application's “Shortcut key”?

Context In Windows, it's possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to an application via the "Properties" dialog's "Shortcut" tab. Image source. Problem I had a "Shortcut key" set for an ...
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How do I view what command or executable a shortcut links to?

In Windows 7's Start Menu, I have a link to IDLE. I want to find out what file this shortcut links to. Here is an image of it in the "Properties" dialog: As you can see, there is no mention of what ...
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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 ...