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How to separate same applications with different position in taskbar Windows 10

Is there any way to use applications like that is a different application and when opening it will open in a different position in the taskbar not like in the same application with Other Instances ...
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how to set per-app defaults?

I use this app called ez-blocker, it's used to mute Spotify automatically when ads are playing. but the problem is it opens a website on chrome every time I run it, for "authorization". ...
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Getting output from GUI application to Excel and providing input to GUI application from Excel

Is there any way to interact from Excel with an separate GUI application? I need to provide few numbers as strings to the text fields of said GUI application, and then read an output from that same ...
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Eagle 5 - Throws Can't access TMP error on Win10

Sometimes during Eagle start up shows an error Can't access TMP-path "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp". When I start Eagle again (the same way as the first time) then the error ...
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Why does AndroidStudio become transparent after project launch? [duplicate]

When I launch AndroidStudio, the software opens up just fine. However, when I select a project to open, the software shows that its still running however its transparent or the window just doesn't ...
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Is there a way to Name a specific Chrome Window on startup?

I would like to be able to open chrome, either by clicking on the chrome.exe or by clicking on a URL, and as a result, chrome would launch with a specific window name. I just want to have my chrome ...
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How to launch terminal based programs from a program launcher?

When I'm trying to launch a terminal based software (lf or neovim for example) using rofi/wofi or any other launcher, nothing happens. I'm using Sway as a window manager.
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How do I show all custom shortcut keys in Windows 10?

How can I see a list of all shortcut keys assigned in Windows? I’m talking about the shortcut you can assign to launch an application by choosing its icon, going to properties, and then “Shortcut Key” ...
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Joplin no longer works after updates Arch Linux

I am using Arch Linux 5.16.9-arch1-1, and after updates joplin-desktop never started anymore. In fact if I try to start it from cli the following is returned: [19009:0218/094941.146523:FATAL:...
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Is there a "windows" approach to solve a STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error?

Good evening and thank you in advance, here is the challenge I'm facing. I have a .exe file I need to run from my Windows 10 Pro computer. Once I open it, it crashes after ~10 seconds. When I check ...
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how to make two apps open and close together when i open one of them

I want MSI afterburner to start when I open a game and close when I close the game. is there any way to do this automatically? I tried creating a task with the task scheduler but the farthest I got ...
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Open Links with the Application "file" (Zotero)

I'm using the citation program Zotero (although I'm not sure if this problem is actually Zotero-specific). When I click a link of the format file:\\\\\\C:\\... within this program, the "Launch ...
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How to open .desktop file with a URL in Fedora?

I have a .desktop file with this content: [Desktop Entry] Type=Link Name=FileName URL=https://example.com that I would like to launch in my default browser from the command line. How can I do that? I ...
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Sharing application between Linux distros in a multi-boot

I'm multi booting Arch Linux, Fedora and Ubuntu, and would like to use applications installed in one of them in the other as well. The terminal-only applications can be run easily by chrooting, but ...
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Bind environment variable value to application

I have several versions of an application (Wolfram Mathematica) installed. By default, all versions share the same settings directory, which leads to several conflicts and broken things. The only way ...
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Task Scheduler always launches applications in background. How to launch in foreground?

It is a problem I encountered in Windows 10 task scheduler. I created a basic task whose action is start a batch file as follows: start "BitComet" "C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet....
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Windows 10 PC does random things: Apps open randomly, Magnifier randomly zooms in to 200, and when I click W, the Pen and Ink thing opens

So I had my Windows 10 PC turned on while not doing anything on it other than downloading. Then suddenly these random things started to happen to it one after another: Apps opened randomly. Also, the ...
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How to convert/update 16bit application to 64bit

I am trying to run a 16bit application on windows 10 64bit but it is giving this error. I want to know that, How can we convert or update this application in 64bit. PS: I have source file of this ...
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How do you run an application as TrustedInstaller or SYSTEM without using external programs?

This question is not a duplicate of other questions that have to do with running programs as TrustedInstaller or SYSTEM, because this one is specifically about not using external programs. Using only ...
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Zemax don't start (home-office link? )

For the 2nd time this year, I have to take my firm desktop computer to home. After some days, Zemax (or OpticStudio 2016 ) just don't start. No license warning (and my Zemax Dongle is plugged in) No ...
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Several programs have suddenly stopped launching properly. Why might this be, and how could I fix it?

(I think this is the right Stack Exchange for troubleshooting questions? If not, please do point me to the right site and I'll repost this there!) For the last couple of weeks, I've been having ...
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Make windows automatically start an application again when it suddenly closed

I have windows form application running in Windows, but it sometimes crashes randomly. Can we set it to automatically run again when it it closed? I need the application to always be running.
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My application always starts on the primary monitor

I am running Visual Studio 2019 on the 2nd monitor. When I build and start the application, it always comes on the primary/main monitor. I want it to come on the same monitor where I am running Visual ...
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Turning on wifi opens app in windows 10?

Please if someone knows how to do this or if it is possible at all help me, I was wondering if there is any way i could make my laptop open a certain app everytime i turn on wifi. Thanks. All answers ...
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How to have XnView MP open images in browse mode, rather than fullscreen mode, when opening images from outside XnVew MP?

When opening XnView MP via an image (e.g. drag & drop or double-clicking the image), it opens in fullscreen mode, rather than windowed mode. How can XnView MP be configured instead to open the ...
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Few Applications in Program Files(x86) couldn't start

While starting a few application on my Laptop I get an error dialog saying: Windows cannot find 'address/to/exe/file'. I am attaching two snips of two different applications. They were working fine. I ...
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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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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 PC. It typically takes 6 seconds or more. I have a Win 10 machine with a class 50 SSD, Six Core Xeon 2.90GHz, etc. VLC launch ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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