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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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Text verification for Scrolling text using MATLAB and LABVIEW?

Could any body let me know how to verify scrolling text's using matlab and labview.. for language automation
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Katalon doesnot record web.How to make it record the web activities?

I have installed katalon and encountered the message "Session not created from disconnected: unable to recieve the message from the renderer" image is attached with it. I have updated the chrome ...
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Auto switch between network adapters

So, i'm looking for a method or windows program that essentially does like what "adaptive wifi" does om android, but for windows 7. So the idea is that while connected through cable (LAN) and the ...
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Can I configure KeePass to prompt for master key/password on Windows restore?

I have configured KeePass to Lock workspace when computer is about to be suspended (under Options→Security), which ensures my passwords are protected when my Windows 7 system sleeps or hibernates....
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Visual STudio - automatically fill CSS file based on markup

A quick question since I couldn't find such an extension with my search. Is there such extension which would automatically add classes to my CSS file which I define in my html/js file? E.G: <...
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Archiving Old data [closed]

I am working with our accounting department and we need to move a lot of file from a year ago. is there a Powershell command that can help me move them to a destination?
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How to automate launch of SoftEther VPN client

I am using SoftEther VPN client to connect to a remote machine. In order to ssh into the remote machine, I first have to take the following steps: cd ~/vpnclient sudo ./vpnclient start ./vpncmd 2 (...
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Use PowerShell & System.IO.FileSystemWatcher to detect when a download to a specific folder is complete

I'm attempting to monitor my download folder and trigger a command-line action when a download is completed. This is very similar to another question, How to monitor a folder and trigger a command-...
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Systemd unit file only works for one instance name, not the other

There are two Minecraft servers running on my Debian server. In order to avoid all the busywork of manually coordinating multiple tmux sessions, I wrote a systemd unit file to do all of that for me: [...
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Data Visualization in Python

Using the matplotlib library I am able to map out points from an image graph. Is it theoretically possible to automate this process on alternatives of similar graphs? This is an example of an image ...
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Uniting Putty with WSL-Ansible under the same private key and passphrase

In my PC I use Windows 10 home with WSL-Ubuntu (16.04 - xenial) and Ansible. I often rent IaaS machines and SSH into them via Putty from Win 10 and all of my IaaS machines are usually orchestrated, ...
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How do you configure selenium headless Firefox or Chrome WebDrivers to support inline frames?

I am trying an automation test that has inline frames from other sites. The test works in non-headless with the iframes loading properly but it does not work in headless firefox or chrome. When ...
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Firefox auto- login to site that doesn't keep me logged in?

There are websites I frequent (mainly my web host, Hostinger.com) that don't keep me logged in if I close the browser tab, and are annoying to log-in to for various reasons (like login delays due to ...
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How can I Autoconnect a L2TP VPN with presharedkey on windows server?

Just as simple as my question, every tutorial on the net, doesn't solve reconnecting L2tp, But pptp. They don't mention that rasdial doesn't ask anything about L2tp specific fields and without them, ...
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How do I schedule automatic updates on a desktop that's usually turned off?

OK, this is a complement to another question I posted here on superuser which was for a mac and that got answered today. Here I'll ask the exact same thing but, this time, it will be about a regular ...
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Is there any way of automating the startup of applications on virtual desktops on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Every time I start my computer I need to go to each different virtual desktop that I have and start the applications that I usually use on that virtual desktop, this is specially cumbersome for me ...
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How do I schedule automatic updates on Mac that's usually turned off?

I have a Mac Mini (2014) with MacOS Mojave on it. It is constantly plugged into an electrical outlet though almost constantly completely turned off (neither hibernate nor sleep). Moreover, it usually ...
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How to connect to OpenVPN GUI with AutoHotKey

I've been using the OpenVPN GUI with an .ovpn file (I use the one provided by free VPN SigaVPN) for about a year, and although I'm generally pleased with both OpenVPN and SigaVPN, it's getting tiring ...
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How to add hotkeys to Windows 10 system setting toggles?

There are certain system settings that I toggle regularly, such as enabling and disabling HDR or night light. Is it possible to add hotkeys for these or at least somehow toggle them without the ...
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Crop PDF (A4->A5) automatically before printing

I'm repeatedly printing documents with the same layout. The documents are generated as 1 A4 page, but the real content when cropped fits easily on an A5 and can (and should) be even enlarged. Right ...
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How can I create an automatic calorie counter in excel with a reference database?

I have a small database of nutritional facts of the foods I eat on a daily basis. Right now, to calculate daily intake, I put the information in individually for each unit of food consumed. I'm ...
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How do I programatically check disk partitions on windows 8 and 10?

I'm aware of diskpart, but that doesn't work in my case because I need to do this programatically, with no user input. diskpart doesn't provide any output when you give it a script so my program can't ...
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Including .msp updates for Microsoft Office in the Updates folder for initial installation

I read this technet blog post about including .msp updates for Microsoft Office in the /Updates folder in the installation directory for Microsoft Office. I downloaded and extracted all the .msp ...
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PPTX with linked presentation slide objects - Source file changes name - How to automize the fix/update

I have created this "Master Presentation Deck" in powerpoint consisting mostly of linked powerpoint presentation slides from other presentations. The whole idea is that we need a master presentation ...
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Windows .. utility for installing on a number of networked machines?

I'm not a power user of Windows, so wondering about the following: In the lab we have sets of PCs - generally Windows10 if it matters. So there are usually 6, 2 or 5 such PCs, sometimes more. (FTR ...
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Possible to stop ansible and run an autoit script non-silent?

I have a vast ansible script i run. But there are some things I need to do manually but can do they via autoIt. Is there a way to run win_shell or win_command so that ansible let's autoIt run in the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate: replace “Hibernate after” with “Shutdown after”

Sometimes I put my laptop to sleep (suspend to RAM, not hibernate), but could happen that I don’t reactivate it for days: in such case, despite the fact that the sleep state consume little percentage ...
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How to automate “Windows Welcome” with unattended installation

I'm successfully automating my Windows 10 installation using an unattend.xml file. Everything runs and installs without a single user prompt. My image contains multiple scheduled tasks, some of them ...
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Skype For Buisness Auto-Reply Add-in Suggestions

Are there any decent Skype Add-ins or a feature in Skype that I can set up an auto-reply for incoming chats? I looked at Pamela For Skype, but it didn't work and checked for features built within ...
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How to programmatically upload files to Telegram?

Since Telegram is an infinite cloud service, I use it as a secondary backup location. I would like to automate this so that I don't have to remember to do it every month (in the last two years I ...
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Calling Documents.Open for Word.Application Error converting msoFalse to type Object

How can the Documents.OpenNoRepairDialog method be invoked by powershell with all the parameters supplied at least up to the point that word documents open without errors, dialogs, or macros; and that ...
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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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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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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. ...