Tasks are processes that are to be done. A task can be an item on a to-do list, a process that needs to be completed, a scheduled event to take place, or any number of things that need to be accomplished.

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Autoload Subtitle of YouTube Playlist in VLC

How do I make VLC automatically load the subtitles of all videos in a YouTube playlist? I've searched and searched, but all I get are: how to play a single YouTube video on VLC (I know how to) how ...
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Task descriptions from Excel to Outlook 2010

After creating in Excel the appropriate column headers for the export to Outlook, the name "description" exports the data into an Outlook calendar item, but does not do so into an Outlook task item. ...
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MS Outlook: A method for presenting the sum of the Total Work column by day

I've been using Microsoft Outlook's Tasks to sort work by due date and order by date created/started, and I've started providing estimates in the Total Work column. I'd like to be able group my tasks ...
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Microsoft Project 2013, how to change Task ID to character instead of int

Be default, in MS Project, task ID always are integer, can I change theme to UPPERCASE character?
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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How to use `undo.data` to recreate `pending.data` for TaskWarrior after encountering a disk full condition?

When my disk hit 100% TaskWarrior overwrote my pending.data with a zero byte file. I have an intact undo.data but I can't find a way to "replay" the data in it to get my todo list back in a consistent ...
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Calculating least number of light fixtures for a run

Good afternoon all, I've been using Stack Exchange on a school site, and found it very helpful. Hopefully my question will be topic appropriate and well phrased. I am a Project Manager for a ...
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Share Outlook task reminders

Under Outlook 2013 I shared a task-list from one Office 365 hosted Exchange account to another, then created a task with a reminder. The task appeared within the other user's Outlook, however the ...
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Outlook Tasks sync with Exchange?

I use a desktop PC in the office, and have been issued a laptop for telework (both Windows 7). I use Outlook 2010 in both cases to connect to the enterprise Exchange server for email, calendar, etc. ...
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Schedule image pop-up using task scheduler

I would like to know how to schedule a pop-up image every 1 hour on Windows 8.1. I tried to make a batch containing file name and file type and open the batch through Command Prompt by setting a CMD ...
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How to change process name and description of a program

How do i change process name of a program. Am running notepad.exe. I want to change the name of program notepad in Task Manager but i want to keep its original name when am selecting the notepad.exe ...
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How to allow Additional Mailbox Task Flags to show in my “To-Do List”?

Background: In my place of work we each have our own mailbox that we use for various tasks. We also have a central shared mailbox that myself and my colleagues access continuously throughout every ...
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How to pin Visual Studio 2013 projects to start menu tasks

I am using Windows 7 I have pinned Google Chrome to my start menu and I can see a right arrow near the icon. When hovering on it I can see tasks as new window and new incognito window. Likewise I ...
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Does anyone have a Windows “at /every:” example to explain how to setup a batch file to run the first sunday of every month?

This is the one I have to run first day of the month, but I need to run it the first sunday of every month. at 13:00 /every:1 D:\DBMaintenance\MySc.bat Thanks
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How Windows handles scheduled tasks when restarting computer?

I have an indefinitely running scheduled task that repeats every now and then and runs for few minutes. What happens when this task is running and I click restart or shutdown computer? Will Windows ...
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How to create recurring reminders in Outlook 2010?

I want to create a follow-up/task with a reminder which will remind me this follow-up/task at 10th of each month, the reminder should pop-up a window and play a sound at 10th of each month, just like ...
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Open multiple web sites on different tabs in same IE window with Task Scheduler

I would like to use Task Scheduler to open multiple web sites at the same time on different tabs in the same IE window. Is this possible?
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Calling TaskKill on a responsive process. Does it forcefully terminate it as well?

I know that one can use Windows taskkill utility to "kill" a non-responsive process. But what happens if I call it on a process that is running and has no issues -- will taskkill try to quit it ...
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How to make sure windows 8 uses all computing power for only 1 process?

If I render an image in windows 8 commandline for example with blender/cycles my machine sometimes has a low cpu usage. The render task starts with 100% cpu usage, fall down after 2-4 hours to 25%, ...
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Task Scheduler does not execute powercfg /setactive (profile)

I am trying to set up a XP SP3 laptop to run as a picture frame, and also have Skype on it with auto video answer. I also have Teamviewer on it to update pictures remotely. These all work fine. I ...
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Set preferred task ordering

In my project, I have (among others) tasks A and B such that there is no dependency between them, and each of them can be carried out by resource R1 or resource R2. All things being equal, it makes ...
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Sharing tasks in Outlook with custom categories for only the shared task folder?

I want to create a task folder for bugs, to-do's, and improvements on a development project I'm working on. I then want to share that task folder with a few users. I want to categorize the items as ...
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How to only show explicitly created Tasks (not Calendar events) in Outlook's To-Do bar?

What I essentially want is a sidebar or panel which only displays Tasks I have explicitly created. I don't want all the Calendar events in there as it's just noise to me, I'd look at the Calendar if I ...
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Cant get Google chrome task to leave when i dont have goggle chorme installed

I keep having 3 Google-Chrome marked tasks in manager but: I don't have Google-Chrome - I uninstalled it months ago Every time I end all three tasks they just come back seconds later I'm always ...
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Get list of tasks started by a user on a Linux system

I need to get running tasks which are started by a user. I tried several commands such as xlsclients This commands does almost what I need but it is lack of user information. It lists all tasks ...
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Finding all not responding tasks from the command line in Mac OS X?

I know I can do ps -aux | xargs kill etc but I want to list the PIDs of all tasks that are not responding (the red ones in Activity Monitor). What command I can execute in the terminal to list these ...
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When I print my Outlook 2010 task list in Table Style, the completed items don't have a strikethrough. How do I turn this on?

I adjusted the font size to make it slightly larger when printed, and for some reason, the strikethroughs went away. However, when I view the task list in the Tasks view, I see the strikethrough. I ...
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Automatic sleep on idle computer at specific battery level

Can I create a task in task scheduler that starts when a specific battery level reaches on idle computer to go to sleep? Windows does give option to make computer to go to sleep at specific battery ...
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Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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Force update of the registry (keyboard button disabled/enabled - win8.1)

I'd like to ask you whether it is possible to force update modified registry settings. Honestly I'm trying to disable windows button when playing games and I don't want to waste the time by restarting ...
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Task scheduler not executing argument

I am trying to run a program called the renamer that helps to move and rename files for my XBMC setup as a scheduled task (Win7 x64 HyperV VM on Domain). My current process is to run the program ...
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An unknown software opens a window that can't be closed even from the Task Manager

There is a windows that keeps on reappearing on my desktop and won't go away (it's not listed in the Application or Processes tab of Task Manager). It looks like a plain light gray box with two ...
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How to preserve HTML format when creating a task from an email in Outlook 2010?

In Outlook 2010, when I create a task from an email, HTML format of email is destroyed, images and tables disappear. How can I preserve HTML format when I create a task from an email?
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Sending task to specific folder in Outlook 2010

In tasks view, I have created several Task folders. When I create a follow-up, it is created in "To-do list" by default. I have to manually move it to the specific task folder. Isn't there a way to ...
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Taskkill for all running processes that exist in a specific directory

I basically want to combine the following sets of commands. In other words I need to check to see if any executable that exists in c:\apps is running, and if any are, to kill them. Once these ...
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Is it possible to clock in and out of multiple tasks in org-mode?

I get errors if I try to clock into multiple tasks in org-mode. There don't seem to be any references to this use case in the documentation. Can I multi-task? What breaks if I do? Bonus: is it ...
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Is it possible to print a report in Outlook 2010 of all current and completed tasks?

I use the task list quite extensively in Outlook 2010 to keep track of tasks I'm working on, and mark them completed when they are complete. This works well for me. I'd like the ability to print a ...
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How to schedule taskkill in bat file

I want something like this:- taskkill 7z.exe after 50sec. code 1 code 2 code 3 7z.exe will be killed after 50 sec but the program should execute code 1 code 2 code 3 without waiting for the ...
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Disable Windows 8 auto ending programs

I often lose my unsaved work because of Windows 8's stupid feature that ends unresponsive programs once the dialog box, "This program is not responding" appears. Are there any options I can disable ...
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ms project 2010 roll up task, milestones hidden behind tasks

I am trying to use roll up tasks in project, however my milestones are being hidden behind the tasks, is it possible to force the milestone tasks to the front view?
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How to customize thunderbird task right click menu?

I'm using Thunderbird mail client to manage my tasks. Can any one tell me how I can add different percentages to progress subitem of context menu of Tasks? Thanks Buddha
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Is it possible to set up a reminder in Outlook that will appear more than once per day?

I'd like to set up a periodic reminder (say, once every two hours) to remind me to do stretches at my desk during the work day. Since I'm running Outlook (2010) all the time on my workstation, its ...
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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How to synchronize tasks on multiple computers

I would like to be able to run similar tasks on several computers that must be precisely synced. More specifically I need 4 laptops to be synced, probably over local network, and I need to use one of ...
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Using Task Scheduler to Run a Task possibly using event id.. i guess

I have created a task which runs on daily basis at startup, and set the computer BIOS to automatically start at 9:00 AM everyday. Also, set the powerloss - last state (this only works when the PC is ...
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Lightning: Importing “Tasks” from Outlook

The Problem: I am trying to migrate user from Outlook 2003 to Mozilla Thunderbird w/ Lighting extension. User kept important data stored as Tasks. While I can easily export Tasks from Outlook 2003 ...
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How do I get a .bat file to run in Task Scheduler at PC Startup?

Alright so I have been reading through the various answers on Super User for this question and no one has seemed to actually post a way of running a .bat file in Task Scheduler at PC startup. I would ...
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Where do get Microsoft Office Tasks “ ------------” at the top from?

This is very weird and I have not found any question on this on the net. I am using MS Exchange 2013 and MS Office 2013 Pro 64bit. I am accessing the Exchange from Outlook 2013 and from iPhone and ...
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Continue SSH background task/jobs when closing SSH

I have the same question as here but even beyond that. If I logout/exit the SSH connection, I need my program running in background. Before exit, I type bg and jobs to check background running task, ...
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Windows Scheduled Task and Windows Form application

I have a windows form application that is using a WebBrowser control, I want to run this in a schedulded task on my windows 7 machine, but when I run it, the program doesn't seem to save any web pages ...