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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Taskkill.exe: don't throw an error if the process is not running

I'm running a Visual Studio post build event that shuts down IIS if it's still running after compilation: taskkill /f /im w3wp.exe The following works perfectly if IIS is still running, but throws ...
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Windows 7: How to change the taskbar font size

Windows 7 (Aero) does not offer an option to easily change the taskbar font size. BACKGROUND: I was using the Medium Text size of 125%. (Set via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display) ...
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–°onemu: How do I make several console windows in one tab from task file?

How to make several console windows in one tab from task file? I want to make a grid 2x2 of consoles in one tab. I can do it by hands when create new consoles and select "To right" or "To bottom" ...
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Cannot end Windows 7 process, even tried pskill

I am having a problem where processes are hanging and absolutely refuse to die. I have tried using the task manager and pskill from the console (with admin rights) and while the program will state ...
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Offline task management software [closed]

I wish to have an offline task management software that could reside in System tray from where i could manage my tasks for the day. My OS: Windows 7. should support windows vista & XP as well. ...
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Project Management Tools? [closed]

I'm looking for a better PM tool. Something like http://www.axosoft.com/ontime where it looks more like a e-mail client but preferably web hosted. Any recommendations?
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CPU permanently at 65%

Windows XP, SP3, Intel Core 2 Duo Here are the symptoms: Since a couple of days is my System task permanently at about 35% When I want to Turn Off the computer then the Explorer needs to be force ...
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Cannot end Windows 7 process, even tried ntsd

As descriebed in My VirtualBox virtual machine freezes, when I try to use the webcam, I end with a process which can't be deleted by taskmanger, pskill nor even ntsd, which was recommended here. ...
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Computer wakes up from hibernation at exctly 3:40am every day

I'm getting tired of waking up to my computer being turned on, and event log shows that it's waking up everyday at 3:40am and most times won't go back to sleep after the determined 30 minutes (maybe ...
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msfeedssync.exe what does it do?

i had a program msfeedssync.exe as a scheduled task on my machine, wondering what is this for & how did it get scheduled on my windows 7 machine? Thanks.
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Is there a method or application that will enable me to track how long I actively interact with particular applications and/or files on OSX?

I'd like to track how much time I spend interacting with various applications and files on OS X. I found SLife in my search, but it is a web / subscription service. Is there any other OS X ...
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Sleep Computer when Windows Backup completes?

My laptop is set to run weekly backups, but unfortunately it often takes many hours to backup the small drive (for whatever reason). I like to leave it running at night-time while I'm not using it, ...
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Can I send myself a task summary mail using Outlook every morning?

I use the 'Followup' and 'Task' feature of Outlook in order to track which items need additional work. I would like an email report to be generated every morning to highlight tasks that are overdue, ...
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Task hierarchy in Microsoft Outlook

Is there any way (possibly through external add-ins) to organize tasks in hierarchy (with tasks and subtasks) in Microsoft Outlook? What I need is something similar to this SharePoint Web Part.
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Outlook 2010 Tasks Percentage complete column

Is it possible to have the percentage complete column show as progress bars or even as a little Gantt chart?
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Why does Outlook 2010 show duplicate Tasks in the To-Do list?

I am running Outlook 2010 (64bit). Every task in my To-Do list is duplicated. If I 'complete' one task, the second copy also marks as complete. If I flag an email to be added to the task list, 2 ...
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Time logging tool

I'm looking for an application that can help me account for my work hours. features that i'm looking for: (essential) regular short term reminders/notifications to ensure that I'm recording time ...
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Share Outlook Tasks on 2 computers without Exchange Server

I use Outlook to manage my tasks. The tasks are stored locally in a .pst file. I would like to be able to sync my tasks across my two computers but I don't have access to an Exchange server. Is there ...
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What's a good Windows PIM program with synchronisation support? [closed]

Summary I have been looking for a good personal information management (PIM) program with good online synchronisation support for a long time. Does anyone know of one that meets my needs? ...
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How can I show Tasks in Outlook 2010's Calendar?

I've been using the Outlook 2010 calendar for about 2 years now, but I haven't been able to figure out yet how to use the Tasks feature: How can I have Outlook 2010 display my tasks in the calendar ...
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Tasks not appearing in Mac Outlook 2011

My current workplace uses Macs and my old workplaces used Windows. In my old workplaces I heavily used Outlook's Task functionality to manage my workload. I understand that the Task functionality in ...
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How to keep a remote task running after running it in an SSH console? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to keep program running after ssh disconnection. How can I use ssh to run a command on a remote Unix machine and exit before the command completes? I am running a ...
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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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How to search for tasks and events in Mozilla Lightning/Thunderbird?

I can't find this function nowhere yet reading this post from ssitter in Integrate Unifinder into Lightning as it is in Sunbird bug in Mozilla's Bugzilla it looks like it was already implemented 3 ...
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Task Scheduler from Command-Line?

I'm using Windows7 and I want to make a scheduled task with my options using Task Scheduler Command line mode utility that called "SchTasks". But there is some problems using Schtasks : 1) Is there ...
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Disable ability to add startup items in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a tool like StartupMonitor for Windows 7? Note: This is not the question "How to disable startup items" because the simple answer is: "Use msconfig". Now as ...
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How do I change the completed date for tasks in Outlook?

I would like to use outlook to record the date of on which I complete work related tasks. I often forget to change a task status to "completed" on the day that I actually complete the task. When I ...
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Completed Tasks in Outlook

When I am in the tasks screen I can check off tasks and they will disappear. However, if I am in the calendar view, they show up with a line through them rather than disappear. How can I change this?
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Set Outlook 2007 to not have a due date for tasks by default

I use Tasks in Outlook 2007 and I like to enter new tasks using the textbox in the To-Do Bar (ie. without actually opening a new Task window). This automatically sets today's date as the due date for ...
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Switching to open folders on a Mac

How do I easily switch to an open folder on a Mac? In Windows, which I'm used to using, I can see all my opened folders in my vertical taskbar, all I need to do to switch to another window is click ...
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Start a numbered list by keyboard shortcut in an Outlook 2010 Task

I am able to go select via mouse the "Start Numbered List" button. I know there's the keyboard shortcut for a Bullet List which is Ctrl+Shift+L. But I can't find a keyboard shortcut for the numbered ...
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Unable to stop chrome.exe *32

So I was installing roboform today and was unable to stop the process chrome.exe *32... Even when I uninstalled chrome. This is the error I got: I used lockhunter and it said it was located in ...
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'at' command output on Mac

I need to execute scheduled tasks with at command: echo "VM-run.sh $1" | at 08.00 > at_output.txt 2>&1 I would have the output of VM-run.sh, but what I have instead is this output: job ...
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Windows XP Task manager system idle is at 98% but graph shows one processor nearly pegged

Running Windows XP on a AMD dual core processor. Occasionally after booting, logging on, and letting things settle down, the Task Manager shows on the graph that one processor is over 90% busy. Yet ...
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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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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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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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Todo/task manager for android and desktop linux [closed]

I'm looking forward to Task/ToDo Manager. It should work under Android, Linux(or Web). If it's very cool, one of them is OK too, Android is preferable in this situation. Necessary features: Russian ...
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Windows 7 tasks don't switch when clicking window

I got a peculiar problem with an enduser today. He says for the past month or so, if he has a window open (not maximised) and he clicks the window below it (also not maximised), it won't switch to ...
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Scheduled task won't start with “Run whether user is logged in or not”

I've set up a task to run SyncToyCmd.exe, it will run fine if the task is set to "only run when user is logged on". But if I choose the second option to run even if it is logged off, it says "Running" ...
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How can one select an application to switch to in task switcher with track pad (MacBook Pro, Mac OS X Snow Leopard)?

Four finger swipe left/right -> Task switcher shows up (a horizontal bar with app symbols). Two finger swipe -> highlights an icon and shows app name. ?? -> switches to highlighted app. Since the ...
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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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Task Scheduler Event when an Application Ended

How can I make a Task in the Windows 7 Task Scheduler with Trigger when an Application Ends ? I want to make a task when my "explorer.exe" process ends. How can i make it ?
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I can't start Windows Explorer without administrative privileges

I can't start File Explorer Task without administrative privileges in Windows 8, but if I start it with admin privileges (http://imgdepo.ru/id/i3612102), I can't open Windows 8 Apps, and it shows:
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What local group should user belong to be able to run windows task as that user

When I assign user to a task, I get warning message "This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as batch job rights", but then I can click ok and it keeps this user assigned for ...
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How to enter a task of duration of 1 week, but allow 1 day of work anytime in that week?

I need to write a quick plan, where I roughly know how long in duration a task will take, and I also roughly know how long someone will work on the task within that time. I'm stuffed if I can get MS ...
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Remotely check if processes are running on Windows 7 box

I'm handling a group of applications that need to all run at the same time and work together, on around 10 machines, most of them Windows 7 pro, and a couple of ubuntu servers. I'm trying to develop ...
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How can i initiate a windows task from a shortcut?

I've created 2 tasks in Task Scheduler on my Vista PC start uTorrent at 2am then close uTorrent (and shutdown PC) at 7am. However i'd like to only like this task to run if I've clicked a shortcut - ...
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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 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 ...