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How can I automate repetitive task in Windows? [closed]

Is there a such a tool that lets me automate some repetitive things in Windows 7? For example I have a folder with multiple nested folders. Each folder contains several hundreds images along with ...
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Can not access the attribute or the iframe which is inside iframe #document puppeteer [closed]

image image https://i.stack.imgur.com/RzsWG.png const attr = await page.$$eval("body > iframe", el => el.map(x => x.getAttribute("style"))); console.log(attr); I am trying to extract ...
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How would I automate command line software that only takes processes one image at a time?

So, I have about a few thousand pixel-art pngs from a pixel-art game which I want to upscale. I've found out my software (2dimagefilter) but the software only takes one image in both the GUI and CLI ...
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Outlook Rule to flag unanswered emails after a specific amount of time

The company I work for is slowly trying to re-structure our email system, specifically how we respond to emails sent to our main support distro. Now instead of pretty much everyone responding to ...
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MS Word - How to format entire document on template that you make?

Look at this image I have a document with over 125 questions written the same way as the first half of the image, and I want to convert all of them to the same way as the bottom half of the image, ...
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How to run python script on exception and reboot daily, windows server?

I've got a python file I want to run 24x7 on a VM, Is there any way to script something where there is a check if the program is not opened or has stopped with an exception to restart it and close ...
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Should I virtualize my PC or otherwise automate my PC install?

As I went through a new install/setup of my PC (typically Ubuntu), I wondered if there is an easier way. I should explain. First, at work, I work on what I think is a Citrix system. Not sure ...
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Is it possible to cover only UDEV events with udev rules?

When I look at the output of udevadm monitor for an USB device, there are KERNEL and UDEV events. Can I only address the UDEV events with a udev rule? $ udevadm monitor | grep "mouse" KERNEL[122....
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Is there a way to automatically apply capitalization rules in MS Word?

In MS Word, is there a way to automatically capitalize titles or headlines, after one of the commonly used capitalization rules, like you can find them here: https://capitalizemytitle.com? The most ...
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How to automate the process of sharing internet between network adapters on Windows 10?

I use a VPN for my console, and I do this by starting a VPN connection on my laptop and sharing the VPN internet adapters internet with my Ethernet adapter. The issue is that upon reboot, errors ...
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Outlook Automatic Replies when OOO in Clendar

Is there a way that you can set outlook to send automatic replies if your calendar has an "Out of Office" set in your calendar?
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How to edit the placeholder installation filepath in an exe?

I have this piece of software with a simple 1-2-3 installation. It sits on a shared drive at my workplace, in a folder we use as a software repository for deploying to user's workstations. Oddly ...
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Automation applications for file management?

I'm trying to research available applications that would be useful in the automated copying of files located within set SharePoint directories and depositing them in one central location. An ...
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Best practice for using Ansible from both CLI and AWX/Tower

Although the question creation form warns me that my question appears to be subjective, I still hope there are some good answers to this question that might help a lot of people. Are there any best ...
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How to get printer properties

I need to generate a JPOS for a printer, however every printer has a unique String identifier that goes into the JPOS generation. I want to know if there's a way to get this property String through a ...
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Create multiple text files that follow a pattern

I want to create hundreds of text files that follow a pattern like this (example): The book [title] written by [author] is about [description] ... and the variables will be extracted from a csv ...
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Jenkins with .net core, angular 8 and postgre

My question is related with automation. In our project we are using BackEnd- .Net Core 2.2 (right now in localhost but will be dockerize) FrontEnd- Angular 8 (right now in localhost but will be ...
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Specified cells with update date of a specific cell

What i want to do is this: IF(C19 CHANGED VALUE; E24=TODAY(); DO NOTHING) I understood that this has to be done in VBA. The examples online work diffrently from what i want to do (those work with ...
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Any way to Auto-Unzip a folder on a Chromebook?

I was wondering if there was any way to auto-extract/unzip a folder from the Chromebook download folder? The format of the download is a .zip file from repl.it, where the format for the download of ...
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Is there a way to activate/run script when disconnected from wifi hotspot?

This script works perfectly to reconnect lost Wi-Fi signal/connection. Is there a way to auto-activate/run this script every time my Mac is disconnected from the Wi-Fi hotspot? #!/bin/bash if [ $(...
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Conditional format cells of the form x ± y

I have a 1 million numbers as cells that are in the form "3.1415926 ± 2.731828." and 314±27 and 314 ± 27.32 I want to conditional format or in general format those cells so that they only have 4 ...
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permute columns of Excel document so that first row is ordered alphabetically

I have a big spreadsheet and wanted to do a big transformation. Is there a elegant way to do this? In a made up example I have columns X,Y, and Z not necessarily in alphabetical order. I want to ...
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Auto image search Cropped image region?

This maybe a niche request . There are rare occasions where I'd like to run image searches on part of a image. Not the whole . Ideally auto run image search upon release of a drag crop selection ...
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Docker Selenium hub - Node : Negotiated Credentials Required

We are trying to execute our selenium UI based tests on Hub and Node configured on Tin Server. It is found that when we try to navigate to URL on node, it redirect page to error "Negotiated ...
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What is the most perfect way to record a workflow into AppleScript so I can program it?

I tried to write an AppleScript code to control a music sheet application iReal Pro to create sheets automatically, but I tried so many ways and I still can't get the application UI elements exactly,...
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herestring causing netcat to hang?

I have netcat bound to a socket, listening on tcp port 5555: Server nc -vvlp 5555 -e /bin/bash An incoming connection from a remote host, with a herestring: Client nc $server_ip 5555 <<<'...
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How to automate “Read Values” tab in SPSS Modeler?

I am working on fully automate a model I have created in SPSS Modeler. My model consists of source nodes that get updated everytime I run the scripts. The datamodel then goes through multiple node ...
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Triggering test execution when a new/updated build information file is detected in Silk Central

I am looking to trigger several smoke tests to run automatically, when Silk Central detects that a new build has taken place. This would be detected by an updated build information file. I am having a ...
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Automate domain expiration date query with Bash

I need to implement a Nagios Plugin with Bash and check domain expiration date in real time with Whois (most of the domains are .com.ar but not all of them). In my script has the next code: #!/bin/...
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Read duration of mp3 file and write it in a text file with Powershell

This is a follow-up question to this older question. This time I have bunch of mp3 and smil files in one folder. Both file types are named the same way and mp3 file is paired to smil file with the ...
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Unattended PDF merge and print

My company is using an invoicing software that creates 3 ways invoice (original, duplicate and triplicate) as separate files which are sent to printer. We need our printer to staple them automatically ...
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On Win Startup - Open Browser Log Into Page, with Clicks

We have a display(only) screen that we will be adding in our hallway. We need to allow the computer that will be running it to start up - Open a web browser - Enter credentials (specifically for this ...
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Windows Server 2016 upgrade with no human interaction

In my organaisation we have over 1000 VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. We are planning to upgrade all the VMs to windows server 2016. I just wanted to know if we can do that with no human interaction. ...
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How to modify a URL in a cypress test?

I have a Cypress test that I wrote, and to avoid writing a second test, I'd like to be able to take the resulting URL, and do two things with it: 1) I'd like to modify it to force it to another page ...
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Automatically hibernate Ubuntu 18.04 after 1 hour of sleep/suspend

I want to know if there is any method to automatically hibernate ubuntu 18.04 after specific time of sleep/suspend?
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Appium desktop client always showing set andorid_home even when its set correctly,

enter image description hereAppium desktop client always showing set andorid_home even when its set correctly, I have verified via appium doctor also,all installation is correct. Appium version used ...
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Automatic intro pages via chapter styles in Word

I'm currently working at a template Word document for some documentation. I would like to automatically generate some kind of intro page in my header 1 style. Unfortunately, I found no way to do this....
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How do I setup a phone that automatically presses 9 whenever it gets a call? [closed]

I am looking to automate a process where I need to press 9 on the keypad whenever I get a call from a certain number, though if this is done with some sort of server phone, I don't care who calls; ...
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Google Backup & Sync - stop Trash?

Just wondering if there's any way of stopping the Trash function in GB&S. I may be wrong, but it appears that when on the synched machine you modify a file that the old version of that file is ...
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Automating Repetitive Minitab Analysis

have a large amount of testing data in excel format that I need to do capability analysis on minitab. The data is laid out as follows... Product Size Dependent Variable 1 Dependent variable 2 … and ...
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Azure AD user with auto-map to Teams share

Ok so here's something I'm struggling with. Have a customer with Office 365 Business Premium. Each computer is setup to login with Azure AD (so they use their email to login). All have office apps, ...
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Windows configuration automation

I am preparing computers for new employees in our company. Over the time it became very repetitive task, so I am thinking if I can automate the process by writing some script. I need the script to: ...
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How to convert “indent level” to SUBTOTAL formula with a macro?

I've been given over 100 excel sheets, each with multiple thousands of entries that look like the following: I need to edit these files, delete certain rows, and the total roll-up prices need to be ...
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Run a script one time per day

I think my question applies to "computer software", if not, please tell me. So I set up a WebDav mount so i can load my password-database with keepassxc without any problems. Now I want to backup the ...
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How can I automate multiple programs at the same time (send keyboard & mouse input)

I'd like to use a script to send events such as keyboard or mouse input to automate another program. Think a bot that plays a game for instance (although I don't play video-games). I want to do this ...
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Saltstack Napalm Automation Error “No proxy key found in pillar or opts”

I followed exactly the procedure listed in this guide. My /srv/pillar/top.sls base: r1: -r1 My /srv/pillar/r1.sls proxy: proxytype: napalm driver: ios host: [router ip] username: [router ...
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Automate adding of shortcuts to taskbar in Windows 10

I regularly use a number of computers at my university, and I rely on using a series of portable apps which I install temporarily on machines or locally to my hard disk. I would like to be able to ...
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Word “Find” search to find sentences with too many words

I would like to find sentences with more than 25 words, as in, more than 25 words between two periods or any ending point of the sort (.?!) while ignoring commas. Is there any capability that can do ...
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session not created: This version of ChromeDriver only supports Chrome version 74 error with ChromeDriver Chrome using Selenium

I know by default this Demo Project Chrome Browser set I just stuck with Chrome issue : When I try Run Test "Create Account: WEBTestCreateNewAccount" it is Fail and I am getting into error message: ...
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Remote control graphical Firefox instance

Is there any way to control regular Firefox instance remotely? I'm not looking for automated web testing or anything else utilizing headless browser. I'd just like to make useful CLI and desktop ...

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