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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 to automate video editing and output new videos with scene combinations / permutations?

Is there a way to automate video editing, where it takes an input video and list of timestamps, and then outputs videos with different scene combinations / permutations? See illustration below, I have ...
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Is there a way to procedurally generate screenshots of a set of elements within an HTML document? [closed]

I've got a webpage with a table that has a large number of rows, and I'd really like to be able to generate a screenshot of each of the <tr> elements within it without having to do it manually. ...
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Using Entry's file attachment in a Keepass trigger

I'd like to create a trigger to copy a file attachement of one my entry to be copied to disk upon KeePass2.x DB Opening The triggers manual says: trigger field can point to the data using a field ...
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Prevent Chrome Recorder devtool from refreshing the page

I'm starting to use Chrome's new "Recorder" devtool. It's really nice; however, I don't like that it starts the automation by refreshing the page. Is there a way to prevent this behavior? I ...
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Running a certain task on putty

I have a task that I need to run on an almost daily basis. I was hoping if there was CLi or bat file to do the same. Task is: Open putty.exe connect to 192.168.0.2 typing "login as" details ...
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How to append to formula if a condition is met in microsoft excel?

I have a bunch of formulas dotted about my excel tab that are of the form: =cell_1+0.0049>SUM(cell_2:cell_3) for example- =O10+0.0049>SUM(H10:N10) I want to find all instances of these cells and ...
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Automatic File Sync in WinSCP

I saw a few articles and videos on how to write a script to sync a remote and local directory, whether that be remote-local, local-remote or bidirectional. However that script has to be run by the ...
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How to upload file on web page with Power Automate

Could somebody tell me please, how can I upload file with Power Automate through file dialog? I need to upload a picture to: https://www.instapainting.com/assets File dialog I can't find any related ...
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Automatically run a Linux executable with automatically updated Notepad++ file

I am currently working in WSL with a code that simulates something via an executable in the WSL window. To edit parameters (namely how long I want the simulation to run) for this executable I use ...
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Automatically send certain filetypes to preset location

So the workflow I'm going for is saving the active webpage as .MHTML using a keystroke and make it go into a pre-set save location, so there's no interruption to browsing. I can easily get the .MHTML ...
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Linux image burn automation

I have a question regarding OS installation. Currently we use Jetson Nanos with Ubuntu based OS. We want to automate OS burning into SD card (now it is done manually for each device) from one central ...
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Why does the script work on a Notepad window, but not on an Explorer window and other program windows?

I found some code that works in the notepad, but can't work in the explorer and some other software, how to change it to universal?Or is there some other way, to scroll the number of lines without ...
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How to set Chrome Window Name on launch via CLI or other automation

As of Chrome 90, there is a built-in feature under "(three dots menu) > More tools > Name window..." which allows you to rename a window. This can be very handy for a multitude of ...
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Is there any way to make the Mac auto-create a folder on download?

Well, I have been a Mac user for quite a long time, but recently got to an idea of structuring my downloads as there is a mess when I download stuff from the Internet. So my question is: Is it ...
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Power Automate send direct message to a user that joins Microsoft Teams

Was trying to create a flow on Microsoft Automate Cloud flow to send a Direct Message to a user that joins Microsoft Teams. The current steps are: When a new team member is added Post message in a ...
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Send an email on a schedule: Test connection failed

When configuring a recurring email using Power Automate Cloud, more specifically, when creating the SMTP connector based on the flow "Send an email on a schedule" that one can find here ...
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Script to handle audio devices

Would there be any way to use a script (any language) to enable one audio device (using id?), and disable two others. After that, then disable one input device. Then a separate script, that would ...
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On Linux, how can I make double-clicking an .md5 file verify all the audio file checksums in the directory?

On Windows, collectors of live music (wav/mp3/flac) enjoy simple programs with a simple interface that only require a simple double click of an .md5 file in a concert files folder / directory to check ...
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how to set up Jenkins run every 2 hours for 72 hours non stop?

Please help to schedule Jenkins to run every 2 hours for the next 72 hours non stop. I i understand correctly 0 */2 * * * - should run every hours?? if yes how can i make it last for 72 hours? Also ...
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Automatically unpin applications every logon

My employer has set up my computer with a script that restores certain pinned programs every logon. Since I use quick launch for my shortcuts, the pinned icons are redundant (and mix with window tiles)...
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Change shelves into separate columns

Every day I have an inventory to do. 100 or so items on 15 or so shelves. I also have an xml report that shows what should be available in the room - but this xml does not show what shelves the items ...
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How to Launch Windows Shell from Batch File?

My situation is probably a little unique. I'm building a console gaming PC for my Living Room. I want it to be as console-like as possible. I've edited the BIOS to be completed blacked out and silent ...
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What is the best way to compare two doc files and see the changes

My task: I have to compare two .docx files and see all the changes between them highlighted. My problems: The simple MS Word "Side by side" view doesn't show the difference or highlight the ...
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Dynamically loading data into cels of precreated table in LibreOffice Writer document

Have pre-created table in Word 2003 document (.doc file), provided by my printing labels supplier (here https://filebin.net/fise1w5jdte7e77a/105x74.2-0931.doc). Working with LibreOffice Writer and ...
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Automatically switch keyboard layout when any text input field is focused

Problem So far, I have not been able to find a way to type with one keyboard layout and press hotkeys with another (using the same old Qwerty muscle memory). I have been learning an alternate keyboard ...
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It is possible to install microsoft app installer using the command line?

I reinstall windows all day on client pcs. Right now I am using as script to download apps through winget, but it requires me to manually download the app installer every time through the GUI. It is ...
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Is there a convenient solution to go from PDF to excel?

I receive these god awful invoices in the form of faxes. We are in the process of implementing EDI however this is how it has to be done for the next few months. The employee i have entering the data ...
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Webex meeting automation

I am trying to automate the joining of Webex meeting. The code is :- import subprocess import webbrowser import subprocess import pyttsx3 import time import pyautogui import selenium from pynput....
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How to use CTRL + R in CMD when using Microsoft Power Automate

I have made a flow in Microsoft Power Automate. It is a large one hence can't post it here. It opens Chrome and clicks on a link and joins a Webex meeting. I want the flow to run at a scheduled time ...
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Writing a Powershell Script to Close Windows on startup

I have recently installed some new software (vhui64.exe) that opens two popup windows upon running it and I want to close these ASAP or ideally have the exe run without these gui elements. When the ...
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Batch move a list of zip files content up to root level

I have around 8,000 Zip files, each one has a folder inside of it with the same name. They look like this Example #1.zip └─ Example #1 ├─ 1.png ├─ 2.png └─ 3.png Is there a way to ...
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Automatically fixing of some pydocstyle errors?

Pydocstyle is a piece of software that provides warnings for python docstrings. Some of these could easily be fixed by a computer e.g. D209 Multi-line docstring closing quotes should be on a separate ...
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How to auto-save unsaved tabs in Sublime Text?

I am using Sublime Text on Mac OS X. During the day I keep a sublime window open and keep adding notes by opening up new tabs in it. At the end of the week I have around 50 tabs open. I don't want to ...
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hostname wont work on SSH in public network

my SSH client wont push request with my computer name(host name), it works only with my ipv4(IP Address) of my laptop when connected to campus network(public network), how can i fix this?(my ...
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Open a program and file at start-up to automate manual user process

What I want is hard to describe accurately in the title so I will explain in more detail here. I bought Crucial Ballistic RAM sticks and they come with RGB lighting. Crucial has software that you can ...
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how to make two apps open and close together when i open one of them

I want MSI afterburner to start when I open a game and close when I close the game. is there any way to do this automatically? I tried creating a task with the task scheduler but the farthest I got ...
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Intel NUC 10 bios image with settings

In earlier Intel NUC versions, it was possible to boot into the UEFI console and run the following command: ITK6.efi -b -x target.bio -ib source.bio -ic -is which would, as an input, receive a bios ...
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Simulate closed laptop on windows

I have an automation script that needs to use my mouse. This means that my laptop's display is always on. I would like a way to turn off the laptop screen such that the simulated mouse movements will ...
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Automated forwarding of emails on Outlook (where forwarded email is exactly same as original)

How can I forward an email based on the sender and subject such that it looks exactly the same as the initial email (i.e. it wont include FW: in the subject, or the sender info, etc) in Outlook 2013?
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for loop through all folders and execute vbs issue

i trying to code a script where it loop through all folders including subfolders however i encounter some errors. It run all *.vbs instead of only Installation.vbs. In my root folder, i have a folder ...
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Greenshot OCR output save to TXT file

HI guys i was wondering if anyone could help me, i love the simplicity of greenshot for quickly saving snippets, but i was wondering if there was a way of saving the OCR output to a text file on my ...
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Is it possible to conditionally enable or disable filters/streams with user input?

I have a Bash script that runs FFmpeg on a given video file and - along with lots of other things - adds a PNG watermark to it using an overlay. I'd like to be able to only apply the watermark on some ...
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Network printer installed using Automation giving "Error-printing" message

I have 2 printers of the same mode “EPSON M2140 Series” I am using the same script that I used for the same model before. The script installs the old printer successfully and I am able to print a test ...
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How can I lock the "restore default search engines" button for Firefox without GUI on Linux

I have set the default search engine to DuckDuckGo via the policies.json file and removed all the other search engine from the list. But now I want to disable the option to restore all search engines ...
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How can I set the default search engine for Firefox without the GUI on Linux?

I want to automate the setup of Firefox on Linux, to harden it and change the default search engine. You can almost edit all configuration options via the user.js file, but not the default search ...
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Fade in/out PNG watermark overlay on video

I have an FFmpeg command in a script that crossfades a main video with an outro and then overlays a semi-transparent PNG watermark on top of it. ffmpeg -y -i "$1" -i "outro.mp4" -i ...
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Change performance & mouse settings via powershell

I have a powershell script that lets me workaround most of the annoyances with my VDI/Virtual Machine, which resets every morning - it opens all the apps I need, the directories, tools, etc... but ...
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Fake scan - flatten PDF to single image

I have a partner who has paper fetish. He must have stamped & signed paper for everything. Even when this paper will never meet him in real life. So he demands scans of these papers (and original ...
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How to install outdated packages using chocolatey

#step 1) Installing Chocolatey when needed if (-not (Test-Path -Path "$env:ProgramData\Chocolatey\choco.exe" -PathType Leaf)) { # from https://chocolatey.org/install Set-...
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Best way to do simple new employee laptop setup for Windows 10/11 without Windows Server or cloning

I ran a few Windows based labs over a decade ago, past few years I've mostly been managing Macs and systems in AWS and GCP. Right now the company is hiring a lot of finance folks who want to work on ...
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