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

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Windows 10 Professional - Shortcut to both sign out all accounts and shutdown

How can I create a shortcut - that with ONE shortcut-button on the desktop: 1. sign out all users 2. shut down the PC (in Windows 10 Pro)?
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Windows 10: Change shortcut to close active window

my new laptop has the Function keys deactivated by default, meaning that pressing the keys F1 to F12 (F#) I can control volume, brightness, etc. directly and so, if I need to use a F# I have to also ...
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Shortcut to open same Chrome page in a new window (not a new tab)

In Google Chrome there are a shortcut to open a blank new window (Control N) and a shortcut to open a link in a new window (shift-click). How can I have Chrome open the current page in a new window ...
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I need change browser shortcut url adware [duplicate]

I have an adware my PC and I need change my all browser shortcuts URL to google. I try manually remove but adware soft set URL again. I need batch file this operation or vbs script or C# code?
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Windows + R (run) command to open Network Connections dialog

Find myself constantly changing NIC properties every day (switch, router, etc. config). Any happy fun command to open this dialog (.cpl or .msc) from the Run dialog?
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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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Nitro Pro 10 shortcut for NextPage

How can I create a shortcut at Nitro Pro 10 for "Next Page"? When I press the button "PgDn" it is not doing the same as when I click at the bottom bar "Next Page" so I want to find a shortcut to be ...
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Operating System Agnostic Symlink/Alias/Shortcut

I have a folder that I sync with online services such as Dropbox, that I sync to other computers with different operating systems. Part of my file/folder organization in this folder uses ...
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Is there a shortcut key to duplicate a tab in Google Chrome?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to duplicate a tab in Google Chrome? I've read through all the replies in the Google Chrome Forum thread, but there's no hope there. The only hope I get from that page ...
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Windows 10 start menu missing certain types of shortcuts

I created my own shortcuts to a couple of HTML Help documents, and placed the shortcuts into my Start Menu folder here: C:\Users\Misha\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs However, ...
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Open a firefox new tab in reader view

I'm using Firefox and I like to use the distraction-free "reader view" when I'm reading some text. My current process is right-click on a link, click in "Open in a new tab" and then click on the ...
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How to quickly remove current page from my bookmarks in Safari

I've been using both Safari and Chrome a lot, and while using Chrome, if I opened a page that I've already bookmarked and I want to un-bookmark it, just need to press Command+D and click the remove ...
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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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How to use /k to keep a command prompt shortcut from closing?

I am trying to make a shortcut that will run the following command with the following switches. The window closes before the command can run long enough. I want to know where to put the /k in the ...
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Using DOS commands in a shortcut (.lnk) file

Is there a way to create a shortcut (.lnk) file that uses a DOS command line instead of pointing to a file? It would be great to simply DC a shortcut instead of having to invoke a command line every ...
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Quickly insert an internal hyperlink in a Microsoft Word document?

When working on a word document having large number of bookmarks, inserting internal hyperlink using usual "Insert Hyperlink" dialog is laborious. You need to manually search for the bookmark in the ...
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How to create cross-platform Internet shortcut files

Is there any way to create Internet shortcut files that will work with all operating systems (including Mac, Windows, and Linux)? I often switch between Windows and Linux, and I haven't yet found a ...
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Locking two Windows 7 Workstations

So here's the story; At work I have two computers. Both Windows 7 and on the same network. I've used the shortcut trick to create shortcuts on both computers that lock them when I leave. ...
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How can I pin a program to the Windows 7 Taskbar, with parameters?

In my case, I have to login and manage user accounts on a specific PC on our network quite frequently. I just learned that I can use the Windows Computer Management Snap-in to connect to another PC ...
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How can I clear bad shorcuts from GNOME Do cache?

I am using Ubuntu and GNOME Do and have some bad shortcuts (they even have a grey X icon ) that I can't figure out and delete from the list. I thought GNOME Do has some cache but its been a while and ...
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Excel use mouse to jump to beginning of range (opposite of double-clicking cell border to jump to end)

In Excel when you double-click the border between cells you jump to the end of the range (equivalent to Ctrl+DownArrow or Ctrl+RightArrow). Is there a way to click somehow to jump to the beginning of ...
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How can I get to the recycle bin without the desktop icon in windows 7?

I hate having anything on my desktop. I usually remove all the icons from the desktop, even the recycle bin. Occasionally I need to access the recycle bin, but having to re-enable the icon just to ...
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Is there a shortcut to toggle “display: none/block” in element's style in Chrome DevTools?

In Chrome DevTools there is a shortcut to show/hide an element: Chrome adds __web-inspector-hide-shortcut__ class to the element, but it is nothing more than visibility: hidden: Is there similar ...
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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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Desktop shortcut to Outlook template with user input

In essence, I am trying to combine these two questions: Configure a Windows shortcut to prompt for input Can I make a shortcut to Send Outlook Email from Template? I have three people that I am ...
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How can I create a shortcut to launch a batch file one folder up?

I have been trying to create a shortcut to launch a batch file one folder up from the shortcut location. I have not been able to find and answer this. I have been able to solve this using an ...
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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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OS X “show desktop” [Control^] + [↓] shortcut does not work

OS X "show desktop" [Control^] + [↓] shortcut does not work, while any other shortcuts work fine including "mission control" [Control^] + [↑], switching desktops [Control^] + [←]or[→] I am using OS X ...
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How can I execute a shortcut in my path

I have added a shortcut to an executable into a folder on my path, but I can not execute it as I would expect. Is there a way to do this? I have a bunch of small exe's I would like to keep organized ...
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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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MS WORD How to disable Ctrl+PageDown/up going to next search result

Usualy, after performing a search in MS Word, the shortcuts Ctrl +Page up / down goes to the phrase that was searched previously. There is a way to disable it by clicking the round button under the ...
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Is there a shortcut or way to switch to the last open notebook in Onenote

I often need to write a quick note in a OneNote notebook other then the one I am in at the time. If I flick over to the one I want, it takes a little while to go back to which ever one I was working ...
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Remove shortcut overlays from hard links

I have learned from this and many other that the folder winsxs inside Windows folder contains a lot of hard linked folders. But none of the folders in winsxs shows shortcut overlays. However, when I ...
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ClickOnce application does not open from shortcut

After the most recent updates to Windows 10, an installed ClickOnce application will no longer launch from the taskbar shortcut. I can get the shortcut to work again by uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
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Modify target of unpinned applications in taskbar

Example: I do not have MS Excel is not pinned. When opened, its icon shows up in taskbar. To open a new instance, that taskbar icon can be middle clicked. But to open it without loading a blank ...
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Excel shortcut to go back to previous cell (last position)

There is a cool shortcut to go to a precedent cell: ctrl+[ This takes you to the source of your data in a cell that is linked from another worksheet for example. I'm trying to find a shortcut that ...
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Windows 10 start menu shortcuts in wrong letter group

Windows 10 start menu shows all installed apps grouped by letter. After changing some shortcut names from "JetBrains PhpStorm 10.0.3" to "PhpStorm" or "GeForce Experience" to "NVIDIA GeForce ...
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How to find all shortcuts to a file/application?

On Windows is there a way to find all shortcuts for a given file/application? This is something I hope to eventually execute programmatically.
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Windows 7 shortcut keys do not work?

I'm trying to use hotkeys on my shortcuts. Right click a shortcut file, click "properties" and set the hotkey to open the file to something like ctrl-shift-b. It won't work. Why? workaround ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl+Alt+5 (insert € symbol) work?

My laptop has a euro sign on the '5-key'. However, when I press Ctrl + Alt + 5 no euro symbol is inserted. What could be the cause of this? OS: Windows 7. Region setting: Dutch Keyboard layout: US
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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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Set default/starting folder for Explorer in taskbar without duplicate icon on launch in Windows 8.1

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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Shortcuts and programs don’t work; switched to be associated with “Media Center.”

I have a problem with my programs and shortcuts. Look at this picture Some of my programs' icon turned to media center file association and when I want to open programs, media center will be open ...
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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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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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slow windows desktop keyboard shortcuts

I've got a couple of shortcuts on my desktop and on some of them I've configured the "Shortcut key" to a keyboard combination. For example I have a shortcut pointing to d:\documents\todo.txt and I've ...
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Using relative paths for Windows shortcuts

I have a folder scheme like (highly simplified version): New Files >Tools >Scripts Tested Files >Tools >Scripts ... and I'd like to have a shortcut in each folder from the "New ...