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

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How can I automate the connection to an On Prem Windows VM that uses Azure AAD for authentication?

My requirement is to automate the transfer of files, and running commands on the Windows VM, which is currently a manual process where I log in to the VM via RDP (and it prompts me for my username/...
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Can neither load checkpoints, generate images, or change settings

Each time I load up Automatic 1111 via webui-user.bat everything shows a timer and nothing loads. This start this morning and I've made no changes. Any guidance is appreciated webui-user.bat has the ...
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Mass changing printer's settings. Web-request?

There is a task to change settings on 200 printers: DNS server IP address. All printers have the same model, login and password. I'm thinking about changing settings of one printer on web interface ...
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Keyboard/mouse automation with headless sway

I want to automate testing on an application that is running inside a headless sway which I'm starting like this: SWAYSOCK=/tmp/sway-ipc.sock \ WLR_LIBINPUT_NO_DEVICES=1 \ WLR_BACKENDS=headless \ ...
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Is there a way to automatically switch between two windows of the same app in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have two windows of the same program that i am constantly switching over manually, (each window needs the whole screen). Is there a way to automate the process of switching between them for let's ...
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How to run window invisibly and prevent interaction with rest of desktop, but with GPU acceleration?

I want to run some GUI applications invisibly, and prevent interaction with the rest of the desktop (e.g. avoid them stealing focus), but with GPU acceleration, so they run performantly. This is in ...
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Activate Windows with OEM product key in BIOS via autounattend.xml

I'm working with Windows System Image Manager to create an autounattend.xml file to automatically install Windows 11 fresh for a set of OEM PCs. I know each of the OEM PCs I have contain a Windows ...
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Retrieving specific text data from all files present in a folder

I've some SQL queries (DBT) in a folder. I've to run the dbt sql files and validate them. Before running, I've to clone the sources used in the queries. I'm going through each file and making note of ...
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I am trying to get semicolon to act as shift when held down but ; when tapped and colon when shift is down and also as end when CapsLock is held down

This is the code I have tried in Karabiner-Elements. The semicolon key sends semicolon when tapped ✔ When shift is held down and semicolon is tapped colon is sent ✔ While CapsLock is held down and ...
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Windows: How do I measure network traffic per process?

I am developing a benchmarking tool on Windows that measures startup performance of a process. I have been recording total network traffic using Get-AdapterStatistics | ConvertTo-JSON powershell ...
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New to MacOS and trying to replicate a few things that I already do using Autohotkey on windows

Below is my Autohotkey script that automatically copies the text of any questions that I ask on the websites for ChatGPT, Gemini, and Claude (I have them installed as chrome apps) by detecting the ...
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Reposition objects in multiple SVG files

I've been making a vector animation by creating separate SVG file for each frame in Inkscape. While making one of the frames I realized that I don't have enough space on the canvas to fit the top of ...
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FileSystemWatcher does not react to changes in excel file

I am trying to create a systemFileWatcher that watches a specific excel file for any changes. When triggered it should runs a few commands, logs the activity and then continues watching. However, for ...
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How to carefully-and-selectively backup a Windows 10 profile, not using the built-in facilities

Here's how you can backup your Windows profile: How to backup a local Windows 10 user profile and restore it in Windows 10? ... except that doesn't work for me: That backs up everything and the ...
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How can I autofill the "ID" field on Chrome?

I fill out a form occasionally and want to be faster because signups fill rapidly. How do I get autofill for the ID field circled below? Chrome already does autocomplete for everything else (name, ...
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How to make a task schedule that would only run a program at logon [duplicate]

I have a project that currently executes a program to install drivers/programs during OOBE. This is possible because my install is automated by putting unattend.xml in the Panther folder. The program ...
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Running multiple commands in WSL2 / Ubuntu 22.04 from PowerShell

I have to run a chain of commands in wsl from powershell, I've stumbled upon this question while researching, but I cant use && with wsl (wsl "ls && ls" returns with bash: ...
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How to install Windows updates automatically during the Windows installation?

During the Windows 11 installation, there is a step called «Installing updates»: Is it possible to provide a set of already downloaded KBs *.msu, which will be installed automatically during the ...
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OC document with mixed mathematics and text

I have a document containing math-equations that I want to translate to another language using google translate. What I would have done if it was a text-document with images, is to use any ocr-...
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Is there a way to programmatically change the accent color in Windows 10, without signing out and back in to apply the change?

I'd like to have the accent color automatically change at different times of day. Of course I don't want to constantly sign out and back in, so it needs to work without that. I'm willing to write ...
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How to pause the AutoHotKey script when a dropdown list is opened, and resume it after I select the entry of the dropdown list?

I am working on a data entry project. The software of the company is really peculiar and old-fashioned. I have an AutoHotKey script to copy-paste the entries automatically, but there is a dropdown ...
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Script to automatically copy the next line of text from a text file each time I paste it somewhere

I have a text file that contains some information on each line. I want to copy automatically the first line of the file, and then paste it somewhere else. As soon as I paste that line, I again want to ...
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Bunch: Run app only if not already running

When using the Bunch app, the example file says: /* Apps launched by a Bunch are quit when the Bunch is closed Add a percent symbol to ignore it when closing the Bunch (i.e. keep it running) */ #...
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How to determine what program is writing error log every 10 seconds?

A long time ago on my Macbook I worked through an online tutorial on automating tasks: Automate the Boring Stuff. I've since gotten a new laptop. On the new laptop, I've tried to get rid of the folder ...
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How to correct the indentation of Python code with BBedit? Or some other tool?

I have a Python code of about a thousand lines, contained in a .py file, and I would like to fix, possibly automatically, the indentation (i.e. at the first level four characters, then eight, and so ...
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How to automate the collection of Defender performance data?

Our IT department requested to collect ETW data from Defender during MSBuild-driven builds. We have intermittent build failures that are evidently caused by Defender (well, its user mode service) ...
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Activating Acrobat from powershell

I wanted to activate Acrobat Reader from Powershell. How would I go about doing that? I have a key and Admin Permissions.
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Script Intel Graphics Driver's brightness

On my old PC I have a dumb VGA desktop monitor (without DDC control) integrated Intel graphics graphics card (just signal level, not illumination) the only way to change brightness is on front panel ...
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Making a computer turn itself on, check for updates and then shut down automatically

My mother lives in another city, and she has a desktop computer (Windows 10) that she rarely uses. It stays off for probably 360 of 365 days of a year. But when she finally decides to use the computer,...
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How to convert this Influx querie into Homeassistant sensor value?

I need help converting an InfluxDB query into YAML format that can be read by Homeassistant. The Influx database is hosted on an external server and is also seamlessly integrated into dashboards by ...
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How to automate OOBE System Configuration, install Apps, add drivers, GPO and network Configuration on brand new computers with Windows 11?

tl;dr; We need to automate the Windows 11: configuration of a couple of hundred Brand New Computers that come with Windows 11 Pro x64 pre-installed. Is it possible to use MDS/MDT for this o is there ...
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Add buttons to Windows Explorer to automate tasks

Is there a way to add a custom button to the Windows Explorer GUI so I can automate some tasks in folders, eg. to automatically create a new subfolder with the current date as its name? The button ...
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Automatic Disconnect of Ethernet When WiFi is enabled

Anytime I enable my wireless network on Win10 the ethernet adapter remains connected. I would like to set it up such that when a particular interface is selected, the other disconnects. I don't want ...
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UI Path Studio package updates

I am trying to update some packages in UI Path Studio and am getting errors. Backstory: Studio is installed on a VM in our Citrix environment. Error message: NuGet.Protocol.Core.Types....
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How can I detect whether the Internet is actively being used by other people automatically

I have a task that consumes a large amount of Internet bandwidth. Normally I'd just setup QoS settings in my router, but my current router doesn't have that feature and it cannot be replaced. As such, ...
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Back up Thunderbird Calendars automatically

I want to back up my Thunderbird calendars somehow, but I'm not sure how without manually going to "Events and Tasks", "Export" and then choosing each calendar one at a time. I ...
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Cycle through open desktops in Windows 10 automatically

I have a single display that I want to project information on for general public view but there is too much information to display all at once on a single screen. The java program I am using to ...
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Auto populate text?

I'm curious if there's a way to auto populate text in one cell based on a word or phrase entered in the cell before it. Example: C17 = LockBox Then I want D17 = An individual dropped off an envelope. ...
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Focus a window under the mouse and send a hotkey

When pressing "Ctrl + WheelUp/Down" with the pointer under Chrome I would like to focus the Chrome window once and then send the ^+tab hotkey as shown in my code: Ctrl & WheelUp:: ...
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Is there any way to keep my mouse moving continuously? (without using mouse jigglers)

There is an app that continously monitors all the other apps that I'm using, but it only registers me to be "working" if my mouse/keyboard is moving. So is there any way to get my mouse to ...
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How do I move a section of an image to another part of that image, in batch? Macro Image editing?

Don't be confused by the title, my question is not overly complicated: I want move a section of an image to another place inside the image, but in batch (6000 images). Specifically, I want to move the ...
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Please help to add audio noise while using "mpdecimate,setpts=N/FRAME_RATE/TB"

I have an audio, named noise.mp3. And I want mpdecimate to not just remove all static frames, but replace them with black screen and/or audio noise (which I can use in Adobe Premiere to edit them) and ...
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Extract compressed file - Autohotkey

I have WinRar installed and I would like to know if the program has command line functions to extract the compressed files using a hotkey with autohotkey. I haven't found this, so I've seen other ...
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How to make a browser open 100 tabs at once without crashing?

I need to manually check the content of all hyperlinks on a webpage. It is tedious to click on each one of them. I find some plugin in Chrome web store, to open all hyperlinks. However this almost ...
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When using script for WinSCP it opens another folder

I am trying to automate process of downloading files from SFTP server using WinSCP. But I am having issues with the execution of one part of the code. When the connection is established instead ...
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How to automate a certain word in Figma letter component by wrapping the next line right beside it?

I generate different instances of a certain document (a letter to be precise) several times a day (in pdf). Only thing, I change is the date the addressee the subject a certain word in the first ...
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Shortcut to find and preview all PDFs in folder

On MacOS, is there a way to add a shortcut that will quickly search for all PDFs in a selected folder? More specifically, I'd like a shortcut* that, when a folder is selected in Finder, will search ...
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How to MODIFY rather than REPLACE the Vivaldi User-agent header?

I already know how to replace the User-agent HTTP request header in Vivaldi. But if I do that, I have to provide a full, complete User-agent string. After a short time, this will get outdated and ...
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When changing a password via PowerShell, is there a way to bypass the prompt that asks for the existing password?

Below I have some code that will ask the user for their admin credentials and if they're within that domain, the script proceeds and then resets the password of a user of their choosing. It works......
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How to Rename Multiple Files at Once in Windows

So i'm trying to rename few videos in separate folders to same name and i did it without using cmd, so i just used the search box on the right side And searched to as mp4 files and named them to &...
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