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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 using without 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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MSI Dragon Center not working

I have an MSI GV62-7RF notebook and everything was working good but now, the dragon center just does not open. It was working till a week before and now, it just wont load. I tried uninstalling and ...
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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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VMware Fusion opens wrong VM for shared Windows applications

I have had the same problem in VMware Fusion 10, 11 and now in 12: I have two Win 10 VMs configured in Fusion. Only one of the two holds applications that I want to start from macOS finder (like MS ...
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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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How to restrict non-admin users to install user based applications on their systems

We have a requirement to restrict users from installing .exe or msi or any other user based installer package from running without admin credentials. Users by default are not administrators on their ...
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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 has random crash. Can we set it to automatically running again when it closed? I need the application to always running. Thank you
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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 see that an application (e.g. notepad) is launched at a certain point in time on Event Viewer in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I looked at "Windows log > Application" and "Windows log > Security". In both cases, I can not find any processes that indicating that the notepad was just launched by me. ...
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How to have XnView MP open images in browser 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 browser 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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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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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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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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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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How to start application Maximized on Windows?

I would like to know - how to start an application Maximized using a .bat file. On Windows 10 operating system. Thanks!
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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 ...