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What arguments are necessary to start up a program in Windows from the Task Scheduler closed?

By default, if you manually set a program to start up, the main window gets launched and opened, hence the main question in the title. At least minimized would somewhat be helpful but still not ideal....
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gnome/cinnamon: how to run application in terminal from file-manager

how can I set up my gnome/cinnamon desktop so that a certain file type is opened, by default, using a console application running in terminal?
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Run 32-bit application on Ubuntu on Windows subsystem for Linux

I have a pretty simple application that was compiled with g++ -m32 flags. Unfortunately, when I try to run it I am getting error: bash: ./a.out: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error If ...
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Unconfiguring constant relaunch of application

A long time ago I had configured on OSX that if a certain app crashes, it should be restarted directly again. Now, I don't know where I had configured that. And I'd like to unconfigure this. I've ...
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Startup applications automatically depending on day of the week

Is there any way to automatically startup an application on Windows 10 depending on the day of the week? For example, I might want to launch Skype on Thursday and Chrome on Friday automatically. I ...
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Firefox custom external helper application command for Media Player Classic (MPC)

I want .m3u, .mp4, mp3 or any other media file links from Firefox to be added to Media Player Classic playlist (not played immediately). The command line for adding to playlist looks like this: mpc-...
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All applications but Microsoft Edge will only start as background tasks

An application I wrote crashed, and because it was controlling a hidden Chrome window I went in to task manager and killed all the 'Chrome' tasks and a few with 'Background' in the task name that ...
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OSx You can't open application “Disk Utility” because it may be damaged or incomplete

I am unable to open any application in mac, in safe mode or normal mode.
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Cannot find the File specified, however if exist shows it is there

I am working with a vbs file in "C:\users\Public". When in a command prompt or batch file and I attempt to start it (such as start "" "C:\users\Public\file.vbs" or wscript "C:\users\Public\file.vbs") ...
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Is there a way to set a default application to open all file types for a specific folder?

I have a specific folder with different file types (txt, pdf, docx, anything) which when doubled-clicked on File Explorer, I do not want the default applications to open these files. Instead, I want a ...
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Windows 10 - launch and position applications upon startup

In windows 10, every time, I startup the computer. I launch 3 applications (2 chrome browsers and 1 visual studio) and position them in a certain place on my monitor. Instead of doing it manually ...
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Auto Start/Stop of Programs

I want a windows application to start and run for 5 minutes and then stop and then again suddenly start and repeat the whole process again. But I don't know how to do it in Windows Scheduler or by ...
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How to run a command when an app is launched?

Say if I wanted to open Messages and have a command run, how would I do that? Is there a way to attach a command to the launch of an application? So like: if (app launched/opened) run this script ...
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Overriding specific exe with another one in Windows

I am running a Windows 7 machine. Recently I found an application that did this: I had a.exe prior to the installation. The application installs b.exe on my computer. Also it sets things up, so that ...
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Programs don't show up in Windows 10 search

If I search for a standard .exe program I might use often, it almost never shows up in Windows search. If I'm lucky, it might be able to find a folder and I might get to it from there, but otherwise ...
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Check if an app is running as admin

How can I check in Windows if application is launched with administrative privileges? I see no corresponding column in Task Manager.
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How to be sure that application does autostart on Windows boot?

I used some application (CrystalDiskInfo) - portable version (directory, without installing into system), I placed it into C partition. I marked autostart option in there. But I wanna be sure that it ...
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Create an application specific user on windows

I need to create a specific user for an application, and I want to know what kind of user I should create, and best way to use it on current logged user account. Context: I’m working on a software ...
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The application “exampleApp” can’t be opened. How to modify the executable status?

Can someone tell me what exactly do I need to do from this explanation? After extensive trial-and-error, and a lot of fruitless Googling, I found the solution required modifying the executable ...
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Automatically save screenshot and copy file path to clipboard

I have to use a bug report app where the only way to add an attachment is selecting a file in my computer. To do it I must click Alt-Print Screen, Open Word, Create new doc, Paste document, select ...
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Open address in external application from inside Chrome Browser

After Chrome browser has abandoned NPAPI-based extensions (which included addons for this purpose, similar to Openwith and Flashgot from Firefox) is there a way of sending a link from the browser to ...
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Windows 10 default apps like Store, Films&TV not working

I have been experiencing this problem for a while now. The default apps in my computer such as Store, Photos and Films&Tv, wont open. It has been a real problem for me. Someone kindly help me with ...
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Windows Devices Flow

In my Windows 10 start menu I have a Devices Flow.lnk element whose target is %windir%\DevicesFlow\DevicesFlow.exe By running it, I do not see any visible effect. Do you know what is it for? The ...
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Execute HTTP/S stream on Windows

How to execute HTTPS download link to an exe file directly?
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Program gets error after starting from command prompt

I have a clients application that I am having trouble with. I start it from Autoit code using Run. Autoit is just a scripting language if your not familiar with it. We have received a new version ...
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How to stop continual launching of app?

I'm using Tower for Git. On a commit, I clicked "Difftool". This launches my merge program (P4Merge). It launches it for every file that needs to be diffed, one at a time. So every time I close ...
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Applications starting but not showing UI

I tried to start applications as usual from the Windows start menu. Over ~ 30 minutes, I got the following effects: applications with a GUI do not get shown any more. I can continue using GUI ...
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Make a program execute at Windows startup only once

We have a program that sits on a server and should always be running, but it is important that only one instance of it should be running. We added a registry key in 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/...
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Unable to launch some Windows 10 apps

I am unable to launch some apps in Windows 10. They never did launch in my account on my PC that I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, although they do work fine on another account on my PC that is ...
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Unable to launch matlab after installation

I have recently installed a copy of Matlab on my Linux Mint distro to a secondary hard drive. I have tried running it in different ways and none of them seems to work. I have tried using sudo, and ...
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Editing context menu for executable/application on Windows [duplicate]

For some reason, when I right click on an application instead of the context menu displaying "open" or "run" it replaces it as shown below. Does anyone know how to change that back to normal in the ...
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What reason might all browsers except Chrome take AGES to launch

I tend to use Chrome most of the time and it loads pretty much instantly. But all other browsers on my system (Safari, IE and Firefox) take AGES to load. From clicking on the icon, it can take ...
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How to limit Chrome desktop shortcut so that it cannot be opened more than once

I have a Chrome desktop shortcut and it work fine, but some user open this shortcut more than once. How can i prevent from this behaviour ? What i would is that if the users click more than once over ...
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What ways exist to control (enable/disable) automatic startup of applications at the end of system boot? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I remember the days when on Windows 95 it was possible to cause programs to launch once the system had finished booting by placing a link to such ...
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Any way to obscure password in Windows EXE start-up argument?

There is a Windows GUI application (call it A from now on) that takes some password as its start-up argument. For example, C:\SomeProgram.exe /usr=homer /pwd=simpson There is an application (call it ...
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When starting an application (Chrome) in Windows 7/8 it is not always in focus

The last half year (or more?) I have experienced that when I launch an application, it is not always in focus/active. For example I start Chrome several hundred times per day and maybe 30% of the time ...
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How do I open multiple files as part of gVim's launch procedure?

I use gVim a lot in Windows at work to edit text files. I want $VIMRC to always be in buffer 1, and my vim_cheatsheet to always be in buffer 2. I tried putting "e $VIMRC" in my .vimrc, which didn't ...
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How can I automatically open files in an editor in Windows

I work with a lot of different data in text files and the extensions are used for categorizing what data is contained so windows is always complaining that it doesn't know what to do with these files ...
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create program launch icon (or shortcut) on windows 8 desktop

I noticed that if you install applications like Visual Studio, its launch icon doesn't appear on the desktop. On the other hand, for apps like Google Chrome browser, the launch icon appears on the ...
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Word Realms won't start from the Menu anymore on Linux Mint 16

Installed Word Realms on Linux Mint 16 per its included instructions. It worked fine launching from the OS menu, for a time. Now when I try to launch it, same way as always, nothing happens: no ...
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Can I stop an OS X application getting focus after it has loaded?

If a program takes some time to load, I like to continue working on something else. But then when that program finishes loading, it gets focus. Specifically, I am working in Eclipse, and then also ...
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Why does Windows 8 application search no longer match substrings?

When I first installed Windows 8, I could start an app by hitting the Windows key once to bring up the Start screen, and then typing a substring of the app's name. At some point since then, the "...
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Apps crash with “Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 13”

I recently finished school but the IT department didn't unlock my computer. When I try to run certain apps (mostly certain games), they appear on the dock for 0.1 secs and then crash with out an error....
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Unable to set the default launcher in open with

I am already in this problem Now When I right click the program on the desktop(lets say Quick Screen Recorder) and Open with > choose default program..> select the launcher program. I am unable to ...
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Windows doesn't launch the application and all installed programs had .lnk extension

If you need more details, refer my this problem All installed programs had .lnk extension automatically! Windows doesn't launch the application specifically those on windows list. When i hit windows ...
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Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
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How can i install and launch calibre portable on Windows 7?

I tried downloading and installing calibre portable in a new folder, in the "documents" library on Windows 7. however the program doesn't launch (open) when i double click calibre-portable.ext. ...
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Launch Script for Windows7

Hey guys hopefully I can thoroughly explain what I'm trying to do here! LOL I have a dual display Windows 7 PC and what I am trying to do is launch 2 different programs on boot, and I want one to ...
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Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 8.1?

SmartScreen was introduced to warn users about malicious installs on computers running Windows 8.1. It was designed to help protect users from the threats that come from unauthorized or malicious ...
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How to enable Java Quick Starter (JQS) on Windows 7

I remember that Unix (Sun blades and Linux) did launch java apps instantly, especially if we compare to Windows. This was cool but now I call a java utility millions of times per second in the batch ...