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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Screenshot automation tool for desktop and navigate website URLs

I have a (repeated [2-4 times a year]) work related request that requires me to take screenshots within a web application. Additionally, they require me to click on the windows date/time clock in the ...
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How to specify size of color filter dynamically

I've been using the following crossfade from Gyan as part of my workflow for a while, as I've found it to look superior to other crossfade solutions and easy to adapt for different inputs. However, I'...
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Creating automation script to turn on and off keyboard backlight for macos

i want my keyboard backlight to automatically turn on at 7pm and off at 7am, but i couldn't found any options for that in settings of new macos. so i thought creating a automation script might do the ...
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Google Chrome - print to pdf multiple pages at once as separate files

I have several tabs opened, for example 5, and I want to make a pdf file of all of them automatically (5 separate pdfs). I don't want to open each of them and press Ctrl+P and then Save. Is it also ...
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How do I sync Outlook Calendar with Automatic Replies?

As the title says, I want to calendar book times away from my desk (out of office) in Outlook 365, and have them sync with my Automatic Replies, so external and internal people get those Automatic ...
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Program mouse/keyboard events in virtual box

I'm running an Android virtual machine, and I want to send a predefined series of mouse clicks (and possibly also keyboard presses) to the machine without having to actually sit there and do it myself....
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Track change in html elements using selenium [closed]

from selenium import webdriver from time import sleep username = "" password = "" url="" chrome_options = webdriver.ChromeOptions() chrome_options....
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auto configuration Windows

Sometimes I must configuration Windows (or Linux). It simple task like (add websites to trasted, add certificate to console and Firefox, display hide folders in Windows, configuration mail client for ...
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OS X Show in Enclosing folder shortcut - Catalina

This is a previous reference to this functionality https://superuser.com/questions/138939/os-x-enclosing-folder-shortcut Previously: go to system preferences > keyboard > shortcuts > App ...
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How to automate install fresh certs from SST certificate store file

After certutil.exe -generateSSTFromWU roots I got a file for import in certmgr.msc but that import certs is doing one by one and I need to every one accept. How to automate it?
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Netmiko - handling confirmation from Cisco

I just start using netmiko and have a problem with one script. The script should delete a user and create another one in Cisco device. The problem that I have is with confirmation in configuration ...
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How to automatically export MS Teams links for all files within folder and subfolders

I want to automatically obtain a list of MS Teams/Sharepoint links to all the files within a folder on MS Teams. The folder also has subfolders. I'd rather not manually go through every file, click on ...
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Microsoft Office 2019 Installation - Any way to scan product keys from COA stickers?

I have approximately 450 ASUS Chromebooks running Windows 10 that need to have Microsoft Office 2019 installed. I have individual product key stickers for each computer to register Microsoft Office ...
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Is it possible to run a script whenever you enter a directory on Windows?

I have a Python virtual environment created in a subfolder of a project. Whenever I need to work with this project, I have to manually activate this virtual environment. c:\my_projects\project1>...
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Schedule zsh scripts so it will remind me something need to be updated?

I'm using MacOSX, and the Terminal.app is now all using zsh as default shell. I use Homebrew to manage all kinds of packages/application installation, while every day I will have to open the terminal ...
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Is there a mechanism for automating deployment of OnBase Unity scripts

Hyland's OnBase content management system provides the "OnBase Studio" application for creating/managing Unity scripts in OnBase. I'm looking for a means of automating the creation/updating ...
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Putting PC to sleep after power failure

My question is this, how can I make my pc (windows 10) go to sleep mode after it comes back from a power failure if I don't log on in let's say 3 min. In my head it's simple but I don't know how to do ...
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Force a quiet msi install despite requiring human input. using a batch file

I have a whole set of programs that I have created a batch file to install. The problem is that seven of them are msi installers and they all require human input. However, all of the input that is ...
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What are my options for automating Firefox? [closed]

My goal is to hit different shortcuts on my keyboard which then open new Firefox windows and open a list of URLs in tabs inside those windows. What are all the options I have for doing this, ...
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How to kill a focused window in Xdotool, but keep some windows out?

I have a shortcut ctrl+alt+x to kill a focused window with xdotool getwindowfocus windowkill I am on GNOME, X11 with lightdm, and when all windows have been killed and I press the shortcut gnome-...
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How to get MS Edge to automatically sign into a web site?

I have multiple security cameras set up that record to an NVR appliance, which has a web server built into it for viewing camera footage. I'm trying to set up a wall-mounted TV so that people can ...
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How to make the browser automatically activate the typing field?

I use online search engines a lot, and I find myself spending much time and effort using the mouse or the pad to select the typing field in the webpage. I wish there could be a way to make the browser ...
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How to automatically sync files in WinSCP? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do that in WinSCP? The official article about that only discusses scripting, while I want a simple GUI solution.
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How can I automate sending commands from Windows to Linux (WSL/Ubuntu)?

I would like to automate compiling my program for Linux through WSL running Ubuntu 20 so that I can set up an IDE task windows-side that will do the compilation for me on Linux. I thought of making a ...
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How to open Video playlist/folder in Fullscreen upon startup/login

Basically a demo pc playing videos. There's a folder full of videos I'd like to play, full screen, on repeat and random. I saw another answer involving vlc and a bat file in the startup folder, but ...
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What is the correct way to apply patches (minor versions) of PostgreSQL on Windows?

There used to be this "BigSQL" distribution of PostgreSQL on Windows, but it was removed due to them not maintaining it or something. Now there is only the "EnterpriseDB" one left: ...
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Auto volume leveling with Windows Media Player 12

It seems that it was possible before using a WMP Enhancement, but the [manual][1] I found seems to be for an older version, since I can't find this option in WMP 12. [![Screenshot][2]][2] Is it still ...
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How can I mitigate needing to change hundreds of Google passwords? [closed]

Google Chrome has been telling me about a security breach where passwords have been stolen from many websites and it's telling me which of my saved passwords are at risk and that I should change them. ...
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KeePass shutdown trigger by time

I read the KeePass triggers tutorial but couldn't find how to pick a specific time every day that all open KeePass databases will be saved and will be closed. For convenience, I tend to leave the app ...
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How to login to Zoom with a specific account using a command?

I want a command or something that can help me login into my Zoom account, because my brother and I are using the PC, but with different accounts. I want a command connected with my account so that I ...
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Slideshow ppt file using command line or using python

I want to slideshow the Presentation on ubuntu, I can open the Libre Office using the command libreoffice --impress <filename.pptx> This command opens a file in Libre office, But I need to open ...
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Use OR with condition in AutoHotkey script

I created the following AHK script to answer my own question here: NumpadEnter:: Process, Exist, httpd.exe If ErrorLevel = 0 { Run, C:\XAMPP\apache_start.bat,,Hide Run, C:\XAMPP\...
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How to Automatize a TXT import, customization and convertion to CSV?

I have a TXT file - with 80 fields, 10.000 registers and almost 10MB. Every field has a length. I import this TXT file with EXCEL - I inform the lengths, Excel create a perfect table with all data. 1- ...
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bash command: How to automatically enter menu choices that come up later during installation?

During apt-get install -y python-catkin-tools on Ubuntu you have to enter timezone numbers 8 for the region and 7 for a city when "tzdata (2020f-0ubuntu0.18.04)" gets installed. How can I ...
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Automatically open start Jupyter Notebooks (ash administrator) from a certain directory?

I always start Jupyter notebooks by Start Menu>Anaconda Prompt>Run as adminstrator Type cd C:\Users\Me\My_Jupyter_Notebooks_Directory Type jupyter notebook --port 8890 Is it possible to ...
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Prepare new user without GUI first login

How to initiate preparation procedure for new user account without first login and user's OOBE screen. I mean: Create account with New-LocalUser - DONE Set privacy options for first setup (maybe XML ...
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How to auto accept a call in WhatsApp?

Lets say I have a phone near but not enough to make a gesture or touch the device. I'm unable to take the phone and push the buttons. Certain contacts are safe enough, so I want to automatically ...
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How to delete the fist line in the file using lua script?

I just started learning script lua. I have a .txt file with the format "user | pass". how to get "user" and "pass" on the first line and delete them from that file. This ...
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Automated excel worksheet export without formatting

I have several hundred excel files with varying numbers of sheets within each. I need to export each sheet as a CSV (preferably with "each","cell","in","quotes" ...
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How to do Real time auto extraction of information into excel from outlook emails with attachments?

How does one extract into an excel spreadsheet a ordered list in real time for emails containing attachments the file name and type, the date, and email subject? Is there some kind of software that ...
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Automate setting call forwarding in Skype

I'd like to be able to issue a single command (click an icon, run a shell script, execute a programme written against some API, whatever) which would configure a few Skype accounts to redirect calls ...
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How do you print any printable file in Windows 10 by command line?

How do you print any printable file by command-line in Windows 10? Images, PDF, text, word documents and such. This question refers too all files you can print by right-clicking and selecting print ...
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PowerAutomate - Taking data from table and submitting a web form for each line entry

I have an excel spreadsheet on onedrive and I'd like a power automate process to read each line in the excel and submit a web form (website) for each entry in the table taking the values for each ...
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How do I run a command in a VMware VM from the host OS?

Host OS: Windows 10. Guest OS: Windows 10. Product: VMware Workstation 15 Player. I want to run a command such as: whatever.exe --meow="C:\abc\test.xyz" Inside the VM, but from the host OS. ...
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Add mail account to Thunderbird on remote computer

I need non manual way to add mail account to Thunderbird on remote computers that are noton the domain. Does anyone know how to do that with a script or maybe some tool? I just need to add a email to ...
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Create a Automate script and use another script is echo password

I have created a fully automated script which uses ssh login to login from one server to another and do some file operation, but the script is not fully automated as it prompts for a password, we do ...
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Setting up a PC to switch on automatically at a specific time via Bios “ setup task remotely ”

In regards to the following I was looking to setup some Windows 10 computers in my office office to automatically switch on each morning in case they were switched off the day before by our users when ...
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Automatically enabing/disabling proxying based on the connection?

I'm using Windows 10 on a laptop (not my choice). At my workplace, and on the LAN, there's an proxy configuration file at https://some.where/proxy_conf_file.pac. This is configured under Control Panel ...
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Auto move files from a USB flash drive to system drive [closed]

At my school, I use A USB flash drive to store my data and bring it home. But when I am home, I would like to integrate the new data from the USB flash drive into my personal filesystem. There are two ...
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How can I automatically show new feed items on the Windows 10 Twitter app?

I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. When using the Windows 10 Twitter application how can I make it automatically show me the latest tweets in my feed (like a scrolling feed of new ...

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