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Questions tagged [automation]

Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.

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Chromium-Browser Kiosk Mode

I am running a Raspberry Pi with Chromium-Browser in Kiosk mode. The purpose is to make available an ADP clock-in/clock-out Kiosk for employees in our building's entrance. @/usr/bin/chromium-browser -...
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Is there any way to script Windows 10's “color filter” feature programmatically?

I'm trying to get Windows 10 to emulate the new "Digital Wellbeing" feature that Google released alongside Android 9. Basically it changes the screen to grey-scale at night-time to try and incentivize ...
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Add only working days in grid style using Microsoft Excel

I like to have a calendar date view of the five working days in Excel. I manually built a first row with dates from 30th July 2018 to 3rd Aug 2018 (Mon to Fri, which are working days) and a second ...
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AutoHotKey: How to make my script run only within a specific program?

I have made an AHK script that adds metadata to video clips within Avid Media Composer (video editing software). It does this by entering all the necessary sub-menu's and sends mouse clicks to ...
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How to Merge a layer automatically from different Group and save as JPG in Photoshop

I have 3 Different Groups having the same layer but different in positions in Photoshop. Now I want to show only layer 1 from all group and save as Jpg then show layer 1 from Group 1 & Group 2 and ...
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Set display option by getting working area uses in a .bat

I'd like to make a simple .bat to set the right display option depending of screen usage. Can you help me out? I don't see what's not working with what I've done so far, but I only have little ...
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Python - Press key after certain program runs

So I have this program that has to be running 24/7, and whenever it crashes, this window pops up And all I wanted to schedule is an enter keypress whenever either this program runs or this window ...
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What is the proper way to to automatically reboot a Windows Server? [closed]

I started this little venture maybe 15-20 years ago. All Windows Servers need to be rebooted every other week to keep them running right. I started out using a little utility called "Power Off" to ...
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Set zoom for built in display?

Is there a way to set the zoom for the internal display? I know if I were to use powershell to input: $Host.PrivateData.Zoom = 150 it would zoom just the powershell window to 150%. I need "...
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Opening a URL from the terminal in different spaces macOS

If I run open https://example.com from the terminal and then switch to another space with a safari window open and run the same command, the safari window in my current space will just get focused and ...
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How to easily reconnect to hidden WIFI network - Windows 8

If I turn off my laptop when it is not connected to the hidden WIFI I use, I have to manually select the "hidden network" item in the WIFI network list, then enter the SSID, and then enter the ...
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How to schedule Windows Update to run on closed lid at night?

I am trying to figure out a way to schedule Windows Update at night, for example between 04:00 and 06:00 on my laptop even if the lid is closed and the laptop is in sleep mode. I don't think there is ...
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Is it possible to get DevCon without downloading it as it installs?

I'm attempting to enable/disable a bunch of things like microphone/camera/wifi etc. Currently using ansible and powershell. Some of it would be a lot easier if I had devcon to work with. ...
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Automatic formatting of axis in Excel stacked bar chart to start at start date?

I have used this blog https://peltiertech.com/excel-gantt-charts/#comment-1455520 to create a Gantt chart in Excel that acts as a template for others to input their information (i.e. tasks, start ...
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Run OptiPNG automatically for every new png file created in a directory

Is there a way to write a batch command to constantly watch a specified directory and when it finds a new .png file, it automatically runs OptiPNG on that file?
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Can I set a default imported picture width in Word 2016?

Background: If I drag an image into a Word 2016 doc, a sufficiently large image is automatically scaled to fit within the left and right margins, and a smaller image is scaled to a width proportional ...
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Add an <h1> tag from filename on Linux

I have a folder with a bunch of html files and I wish to add an <h1>Filename without extension</h1> line just after the <body> tag. How could I go about having a script or one-...
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Auto attach a file to a specifc email template

Every morning i have to update a file with some data and then send it to people and its getting a bit laborious having to attach the same file over and over again each day. I have a template with the ...
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Is it possible to use Automator to print a new page from where it left of?

Sorry if the title is not clear. To give you a real life example, my printer stops working if I print more than 20 pages. And I have a 400 pdf file I would like to get it printed using Automator. ...
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Automate Plink serial connection

To open Plink using Python in Windows, I use Subprocesss.Popen(). I would like to create a script that interacts with the Plink console, after the opening of the Serial session, by entering the login ...
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Automatization of port scan proccess

I have a task in my company, that I need to scan all open ports from my external range of IP's and I need to create something to do this task every week or month and update the results with the new IP'...
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Automating creation of this chart in Excel 2016

I am trying to figure out a way to create this graph automatically on Excel and link it to PowerPoint so that when the data in Excel gets refreshed, the PowerPoint chart gets updated as well. ...
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Any way to pull multiple images out of a single png, by whitespace / transparency?

I have a file with a bunch of cleanly separated objects, but I need them as separate .pngs or photoshop layers. I've looked into imageMagick and Mogrify's trim options, but they only seem to trim ...
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Automated webpage browsing [closed]

I want to find a way to open https websites in my browser (or any other script-based way??) while running tshark or wireshark. My goal is to collect the ssl dialogues and then via tshark I can export ...
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Firefox Quantum / Chromium: How to trigger page update from script?

Sometimes I'm working with HTML-generators like Sphinx, etc. which continuously generate new versions of HTML content which I'd like to see instantly in my already opened browser. (best case: editor / ...
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How to automate the creation of pdf's? [closed]

I want to create multiple pdf's that look like this : "Hello , {Name}! ... some generic text ..." where {Name} takes values from a csv file . How can I automate this process?
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Changing the color of multiple series in a stacked bar chart in excel

I'm attempting to make something akin to a Gantt chart in Excel. Each data point I'm working with has a start date and an end date. The data also contains categories. I'm attempting to make a ...
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How do I backup & archive files automatically in Windows? [closed]

I am looking for a way to automatically backup and archive certain files on my hard drive to a NAS in Windows 10 pro 64bit. By that I mean that I can add files to the directory on my disk and it will ...
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Automate the “Reset this PC” process

On one of my Windows 10 PCs, I perform the "Reset this PC" process every week, removing everything from the storage device (files, applications, etc). Every time I do so, I need to click through ...
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How to send text to favorite editor without switching windows

I want to send selected in web page contents (text + images) to Word or Libre Writer via right button of shortcut right from browser without switching windows. I searched through several automation ...
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keyboard typing number 6 itself [duplicate]

I don't know what the hell happened with my laptop but it just keeps on typing number 6 itself. I tried to disable the key with KeyTweak and many other apps but it didn't worked. I can't type anything ...
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OneDrive doesn't download files despite having the option enabled

I have following option ticked in OneDrive on my desktop computer: When I upload files from my phone, OneDrive shows this on my computer: Those files with little cloud icon are not downloaded, they ...
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Is there a way to schedule something that unlocks Windows and performs a task?

Is there a way to setup a scheduled task that, at a given time each day, performs the following steps: Unlocks Windows Performs a series of clicks and drag+drop actions with the mouse cursor. What I'...
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Run executable file from task scheduler NOT in background W7

I created an Autoit script that opens a certain app, and procedes with a certain behavior. When I compile it, Autoit gives an executable file. If I run it, it works finely and smoothly. Now I need ...
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How to send key strokes for right mouse click? [duplicate]

I am looking to right click in a windows application using Powershell. Is it possible? I tried "Shift+F10" and the application is not taking it in. If not what is the sendkey for copy and paste? I ...
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In Excel, calculate sum of a column where multiple cells contain specific text

I have a large dataset I'm working with consisting of many records that represent lines on a map. The order heirarchy is State -> County -> Line # -> Line Class -> Line Length. There are multiple ...
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Windows 10 driver removed during upgrade

At our organisation we have a custom device for which the supplier of the device provides a driver. The problem is that the INF file that we're supposed to use for installation does not contain the ...
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How to automate process of visiting some URLs/ perform search on a specific site? [closed]

I have to make around 9992 email address searches on various breached/compromised email reporting site such as http://haveibeenpwned.com. I would very much like to automate this process. My solution ...
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Set networking so as to turn Wi-Fi on/off when X process is started/interrupted (Linux)

My aim is to set (through scripts/daemons/whatever piece of software might help) my laptop networking so as to turn on automatically when I start software X (e.g. Firefox), and automatically turn off ...
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Automated exporting formulas from OOo Writer

I'm frequently writing articles to newspaper, but since formulas doesn't appear there often, they have no way of processing them and I have to provide them as images. I wrote an article, which have ...
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PhraseExpress macro to copy time to a variable and then increment it by 5 mins

Using PhraseExpress I am trying to copy a short formatted time value (00:05) from highlighted text, store it in a variable, increment it by 5 mins and paste it back. Somehow I am finding it ...
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Deleting multiple image files with specific criteria [closed]

I'm looking for an easy way to delete images in my Wallpapers folder with dimensions less than 1080x1920. I thought there might be some kind of script/command that could do this. I once ran into a ...
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Windows system restoration for system reset

I got some questions about Windows System Restore. Currently I'm working on an automated software testing system which consists of multiple test machines that I want to deploy our application to. ...
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Monitor folder and move files automatically [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a batch file or a PowerShell script that can monitor a folder every 'x' minutes and move files in that folder to another folder automatically if the name of the files have a ...
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Automatically open Putty and SSH into server

I am on Windows 7 and often need to open several PuTTY terminals to SSH onto a cluster machine at my workplace. Is there a way to write a script that automatically opens two PuTTY sessions and logs ...
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Play/Pause media button control from Google Assistant

How can I connect my Google Assistant to trigger the play/pause media function for my Windows 10 (64 bit)?
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How to identify flipped (rotated 180°) pages in PDF file?

I have thousands of PDF files. Our kind hearted person who scanned them all into existence must have gone glazed over at some point, because some selection of pages were scanned upside down. I've ...
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How to I automate re-compilation of a kernel module on Debian / Ubuntu?

I have the source for a kernel module which I want to re-compile every time the kernel gets updated - is there a sophisticated way to do this? Of course I could always compile the module on system ...
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Auto-Hide Tab-Bar and Address-Bar in Chromium

Will maybe be marked as duplicate - however the question seems relevant since i haven't found any satisfying answers yet: I use Chromium on Linux everyday and so far i'm enjoying the overall ...
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APP for SMS/MMS Workflow? [closed]

Does anyone know of an Andorid/Win/OSX/Linux app to automate MMS/SMS + database workflow? Ideally, it would run messages thru an existing gateway account (e.g. Verizon) or secondary option is Twilio ...