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Applications sometimes fail to open on Windows 10

I'm having an issue where certain applications sometimes fail to open at all or take an extremely long time to open, with the issue being ongoing for at least four months - a reboot will fix the issue ...
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How I disable “one” desktop application to not use the microphone

Even after I go to the Setting>privacy>microphone, I am still unable to disable any of the "Desktop application" from using the mic. I have tried searching for answers, everywhere it's suggesting me ...
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Running Windows productivity apps on Linux

Can I run Windows apps such as AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop on a Linux machine using some Windows shell? I saw a video on LTT where Wine was used to run Windows games on Linux, but I wanted to ...
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Why do some applications return if already running, and otherwise block?

When using a command line to open multiple tabs in a GUI application, often the first command blocks (waiting until the application is closed) but the subsequent commands each return immediately (...
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Clever technique to have an application launched by a wscript script use the script's icon in the Windows taskbar

In the Windows taskbar, I have a couple applications (.exe files) that I launch via shortcuts to custom wscript js scripts. These scripts perform some pre- and post-processing for those applications. ...
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Activity monitor window is so wide that I cannot see both sides at once

My system is Catalina 10.15.4 In Activity Monitor only my window is too wide to read both sides at one. I have tried Resolution, Zoom: and also trying to pull the corners and sides - this moves the ...
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Steam Application not displaying big window when I click on it [closed]

I'm having trouble with my Steam app every time I click on the app it doesn't display but when I hover over the icon it displays a sneak peek of the app.
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View historical record of applications used on a PC

I want to access the exact time at which I turned on/off a program on windows 10. How can I find such records? e.g. "Word.exe is started at 09:10 and terminated at 12:03." I cannot find this in the ...
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Is there any way to do a clean upgrade of Windows 10 and keep Windows 7 installed apps [closed]

This question was almost answered by the similar questions that appear as typing the topic. Please be aware I have tried to provide as great as detail possible that will hopefully allow any ...
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Is it possible to make an operating system around a single program?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a computer run a program, but only that program. you boot it up and it goes immediately into that application, and it is used expressly for that application. ...
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Notepad++: how to save edited file automatically before launching in browser?

I am editing say an HTML file in Notepad++ and want to see the result in a browser launched by a keyboard command defined in the Run menu. The problem is that I always need to press Ctrl+S to save my ...
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Is it way to hide running application from other application?

I`ve migrated from Windows 8 to Windows 10. I used to play multiple Hearthstone windows in compability mode with Windows XP. But on Win10 second Blizzard launcher says "Game already running" anyway. ...
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macOS: how to enable “All Applications” in Application chooser dialog (Open with > Other…)

I am trying to find the correct configuration command to enable "All Applications" by default when in the application chooser dialog (after selecting "other" from the "open with" context menu). I am ...
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Opening VLC media player 3 takes a long time to open

VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is taking a long time to launch on my Windows 10 PC. It typically takes 6 seconds or more. I have a class 50 SSD, Six Core Xeon 2.90GHz, etc. How can I speed up the loading ...
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Why do some apps which work from command prompt dont run from powershell?

Taking an example of a exe called nimble. I can access this program through command prompt without issues. However when I try to type nimble in powershell, it gives me PS C:\Users\risharan\DevSpace\...
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OWASP Juice-Shop Error

I have followed all of the steps to install and start Juice-Shop. I believe I have installed all necessary dependencies; vagrant and vagrant file is present in the directory, yet these error messages ...
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Gedit Plugins 'grayed out' when clicked to activate (Windows 10)

I have installed Gedit 2.30.1 (32 bit) on Windows 10. Problem: When I add any external plugin to gedit, I can see the plugin listed in the preferences option, but it gets grayed out when clicked. ...
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How can I add a reminder which contains a specific application in Reminders on Mac?

A few days ago, I created a reminder via Siri BY TYPING on Mac.("Reminder me: ...") Accidentally, a Chrome browser icon appeared at the right of this reminder. I was browsing a website on Chrome, ...
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How to hide Application's loading screen/window

I use a program (Controller Editor from Native Instruments) on Windows 10 that I don't want to see when it's running (preferably on windows startup). Now I've seen apps that can minimize to tray (...
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How to start and stop an application in a cluster of 21 computers?

I have a network of 21 computers with identical software. I want to start the software on all 21 computers (from a 22th computer). I want to stop the software on all 21 computers (from a 22th ...
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Applications shown as “Unknown” on Debian 10/Gnome 3.30.2

When launching application, some of them show up as "unknown", both in the dock and in the top bar. This persists regardless if they are launched from dash or through a terminal. If launched from the ...
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Mac Open permissions

When I download my desktop App that was built using Electron.io and click on it after installation, it says that it is not recognized and I have to hit the Control key while I open it to allow me to ...
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Applications can't be opened after leaving Mac on overnight

I have a Mac Pro (Late 2013) running El Capitan Version 10.11.6. For the last few weeks, when I leave my computer on overnight and come back to it in the morning, I am unable to open any application. ...
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Missing icons on Windows search, only non-store apps [duplicate]

since two or three days ago there has been problems with my icons on Windows 10 search, only in the search box. There's a screenshot attached, so you can see my problem. I want to know too if there ...
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Game Hang on Launch with fresh PC, unique to 2 games, everything else works fine

I've been troubleshooting this for months because it's really annoying more than anything. I even built a completely brand new PC without reusing any parts just in case I had a hardware error. New ...
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Windows 10 Programs start without visual Interface

I recently had the problem, that when you tried to start Chrome, you could see the program running in the Task Manager, but there would be no window visible on the desktop. No icon is visible no the ...
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Run gpedit.msc with “Run only specified Windows applications” enabled

win10_professional_6.1.7601 gpedit.msc accessible by default Are "program.msc" similar to "file.exe" and can GPO recognize msc-program launches? No. You have to find the executable that's ...
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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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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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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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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 ...