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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How can I automate a multi-step task involving multiple applications? [on hold]

Is it possible to create a recurring automated task that will download a file from a given URL, save it to a specified location on my hard drive and then send an email with the file attached? I am ...
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Asana Project progress by User

In Asana, you have a "Progress" tab for each project, where you see a chart, that tells you how many tasks are open, how many closed and so on. You are able to exclude some sections. As far as good. ...
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Is there a way I can export productivity reports based on Outlook appointments?

I'm being asked to keep track of what tasks I'm working on for every hour of the day. The first thing I thought of was using a stopwatch application. Failed miserably. I then started filling out an ...
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ConEmu: How to call msys2 as tab?

I want to create a 2x2 grid of console, and I want it to be my default setting, meaning when I open ConEmu, this setting to be the startup setting. I have written a task like below: >* cmd ...
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Schedule task to happen when a specific program is excuted?

Is it possible, using Windows Task Scheduler, to have a task set to run once another program is executed? So the trigger would be once a specific program is run. Thanks
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Is a single core process reassigned to some other core automatically when the core utilization is high in linux?

Generally, by default, if a single core process starts to have high core utilization, will it be reassigned to some other core which can handle and unless it is exclusively defined not to with in the ...
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Suspend a running task then resume it AFTER a system restart

Is it possible to suspend a Windows task and then resume it after a system restart? It should be possible, right? If it is, how can I do it? Any programs that offer this? Example of a program that ...
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Compress File to .RAR through Task Scheduler

I have this batch code to compress a csv file into a .rar file: call "c:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -ep1 C:\path\file.rar C:\path\file.csv Manually running the program creates the .rar file ...
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Suspend a task then resume it AFTER a system restart

Is it possible to suspend a Windows task and then resume it after a system restart? It should be possible, right? If it is, how can I do it? Any programs that offer this?
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Background tasks manager windows 10

I want to debug a background task that i have created inside an UWP app but i can't find a background task manager. I know that programmatically i can unregister a task. Is there a background task ...
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Bulk add tasks to Outlook?

Is there a way to bulk-add a list of tasks to Outlook? If I have a list like the following, can it be used (e.g. copy/pasted) to create a task per line? Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 And get the following ...
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How to run an application before shutdown/restart?

I've tried Task scheduler with win32 event and group policy. Nothing seems to work. I want to run my console application (which fires some ssh commands) every time before a shutdown or restart. Any ...
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VBScript Won't run as scheduled task on Windows 7

Very basic proof of concept code below- which is giving me fits. It runs fine if you launch the script from explorer. It runs fine if you schedule it as a task and "run only when logged on." It ...
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Add tasks to a second calendar in Outlook 2007

I've been using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with my own default Calendar and Tasks. Now I've just created a second calendar (*) which I'd like it to be independent from my own (I'll share it in ...
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Automated Shutdown on Windows 8.1

I want my PC to shutdown automatically after 15 minutes of idle time, however i want the notice to have an abort button on it. And after clicking on it, the task will wait for the next time my PC will ...
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Why shutdown command does not work in Task Scheduler in Windows 7?

I've added a shutdown /h /t 120 to the Task Scheduler in Windows 7. I've set it to be run only if my administrator user is logged in and with highest privileges. But it does not work. When I fire ...
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Share Outlook task manager custom view with user defined columns

I have created a task manager view in Microsoft Outlook which contains user defined fields as well as other Pre-defined fields in the view. I am trying to share this task manager with the rest of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...