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Questions tagged [productivity]

Questions about increasing your productivity and efficiency when working with a computer.

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single click then copy one line and paste

Is there one tool that can be used to save a serial command steps for one job? For example: I create a file name checkApp1Log.job, it contains 5 lines: ssh root@jumphost pass1 ssh user@host1 pass2 ...
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split zones on external monitor [closed]

I've decided to add a second display to my computer. I can see the advantages, but I'll like to get more from this setup. I'll like to have a different zone on the second monitor. For example, when ...
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What does Outlook mean when it says “Recipients received: Follow up.”?

While composing an email, I clicked on the "Follow Up" > "This Week" button: Flagging emails for follow-up: In the past, when I have done this, I have seen something like this: I follow-up: ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Searches No Longer Show File Details

Just a day or two ago when I searched for a file or folder with the Windows 10 start menu it would come up with a double column panel of the search results. On the left it had a list of "matches" and ...
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Tool to search in open/running windows? [closed]

Does anyone know a tool to search among all open applications/windows in windows? I generally have a lot of open windows of various applications on my desktop. Finding a particular window becomes ...
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Is there any way to delete outdated Opera folders automatically?

Is there a cmd script or any way to delete outdated Opera version folders automatically? Chrome automatically replaces previous folders upon update, but Opera doesn't.
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How to block un-installation of extensions in Chrome/Chromium, using ExtensionInstallForcelist?

In order to prevent de-installation of the chrome extension "stayfocusd" In a windows 10 pc with both Chrome Version 67.0.3396.62 (Official Build) (64-bit) and chromium Version 67.0.3396.62 (Official ...
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How to block dialog boxes in chrome?

For the following 2 reasons I am trying to block the dialog box pop-ups that the chrome browser itself occasionally presents: As a workaround for the in-ability to block uninstallation of chrome ...
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Outlook: quickly move item to folder by typing destination name

Is there an Outlook method, add-on/plugin or something that duplicates the functionality of Thunderbird Quick Folder Move extension? It is on my most missed features of Thunderbird, which I can no ...
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Open several instances of the same application (e.g. Chrome) on three monitors

Upon starting my PC with 3 monitors, I want to open 3 instances of a program, e.g. OneNote or Chrome on each monitor. Each instance should have a custom size/position on the monitor. How can I achieve ...
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How can I make a proper graph from GTimeReport's google calendar excel file?

With GTimeReport, I downloaded a report of all my activities from google calendar in excel format. The report looks like this: Example of GTimeReport In the column 1 (see picture above) is a list of ...
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win10, switching desktops so that the last flows over to the first (continous desktop switching)

looking for ways to continuously switch desktops that's been updated within say the last year or so for win10 likely going to switch via the swipe method/way Windows 10 gesture to switch between ...
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does windows have a kernel command line [closed]

Does Windows have an equivalent of the kernel command line [0] and, if so, where can I find the documentation? [0] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4.15/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.html
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Outlook '16 Calendaring Macros/Rules — filtering calendar invites for three different people

I support calendaring (Outlook 2016 on WIN10) multiple directors as an EA through an MS Exchange Server. I would love to create a rule or Macro to filter incoming meeting invitations based on who it ...
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How to remap Tab as Win key in AutoHotKey so it has two functions Tab and Win modifier?

I would like to remap Tab key in such a way that: On Tab key down it BEHAVES AS WINDOWS(SUPER) KEY waits for extra key like ex: m or t and perform some action like maxize window(ex: WIN+m, WIN+t). It ...
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Pasting multiple snippets back-to-back?

How can I copy and paste a sequence of snippets (e.g., if copying information across tabs/windows, pasting individually copied snippets so that the different snippets, in order of the copying sequence,...
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How can I assign hotkeys to different chrome browsers?

I find myself having open multiple chrome windows when I am working. Is there a way I can assign a hotkey (ctrl + alt + 1) to switch to a specific Chrome browser. This would make it considerably ...
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Exclude certain windows from being minimized with windows-D shortcut

In Windows 7, I would like to be able to select certain windows to exclude from being minimized when I press Windows-D. Is this possible? 3rd party programs are okay.
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Relocate Action Center in Windows 10

I use Windows 10 Pro 1709 64-bit with a vertical Taskbar on the left (I need as much vertical space as possible on a laptop's widescreen due to my workflow). Calling the Action Center with a button ...
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Pause a video when I am not looking at camera (computer) [closed]

I want to increase my productivity a bit which saves me a lot of time. I have a Windows 10 tablet on the side of my main PC. I watch a video tutorials on tablet, but I do rewind too often after ...
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How do I search open tabs in Firefox natively?

I want to be able to search all my open tabs in Firefox without installing yet another resource-consuming add-on to do so. Is this possible?
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How to set multiple homepages in Firefox [duplicate]

I have three different websites that I check daily. I want to set all of these sites as homepages so that they'll be loaded as soon as I start Firefox, preventing me from having to navigate to each ...
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Windows virtual desktops. Cycle back to first desktop at end

Let's say I have three virtual desktops. I know I can navigate through them using: ctrl + windows + left | right However, is there a way to make it cycle back through to the beginning if I reach the ...
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Integration between Todoist and asana/github

My team prefers to document non code issues into asana and code issues into github. I personally control my life using Todoist. Currently I need to check and write issues multiple times E.g. The ...
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Virtual machine as productive environment

So my father's small business is stuck with using Windows and they are really depending on it to run every day flawlessly. Occasionally that is not the case of course, be it because windows update ...
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Alt-tab back to the host while using TeamViewer?

I've got a TeamViewer session open. I can alt-tab to it, but then all hotkeys are captured by the TeamViewer session. This is great, but I'd like to be able to 'escape' back to the host without using ...
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Open two tabs side by side on Google Chrome

I need to open two tabs side by side on Chrome in most of the cases. Currently what I do is open up a new Chrome window and use it side by side with the original one. I just need to do the same thing ...
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How to conveniently save a plain image in GIMP?

Ever since the move to first class image editing file formats, it is always a pain when I am 100% sure I want to just crop one image and not care about it. I have already copied it and don't want the ...
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detecting powering off in external monitor

I use an external monitor using HDMI port connected to my laptop. Is there any way I can detect when the external monitor gets switched off due to external power cut? I would like to move all my ...
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How to quickly remove current page from my bookmarks in Safari

I've been using both Safari and Chrome a lot, and while using Chrome, if I opened a page that I've already bookmarked and I want to un-bookmark it, just need to press Command+D and click the remove ...
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Is there a way I can export productivity reports based on Outlook appointments?

I'm being asked to keep track of what tasks I'm working on for every hour of the day. The first thing I thought of was using a stopwatch application. Failed miserably. I then started filling out an ...
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What is the minimal lines of text needed for a desktop entry to autostart after GUI login?

Most desktop Linux distros allow you to autostart applications in a flexible manner as described in Freedesktop.org's Autostart spec. There are two steps: 1. mkdir -p $HOME/.config/autostart 2. create ...
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Direct shortcut for Windows Maximize/Minimize/Restore window?

Is there a direct shortcut for maximizing/minimizing/restoring current window in Windows (10)? I know I can press Alt+Space and then use the arrows to navigate and select, but I looking for a direct ...
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Windows 10 Virtual Desktops - Shortcut to “enable” / “activate” a program after desktop switch

I really like the new virtual desktop feature in windows 10. It really improves my work productivity. However I have one issue I cannot find to fix. I simplify my problem here a little bit: I have 2 ...
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Log time spent between switch a Windows on and off

I want to log the time I spend between switching my PC on and when I switch it off; like have a text file updated with records of each time I switch my PC in the morning and switch it off at the ...
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How to achieve expanded abbreviations on Mac OS X?

On Windows, AutoHotKey enables you to write short scripts to recognize keystrokes and then expand them if they match a shortened abbreviation. For example, if I type 4111 and hit space I can expand ...
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Directly open top three Google results from address bar in Chrome

Recently a friend of mine noticed that I often open the first few Google results in tabs without looking at them first. Now I'd like to directly open the best Google results from the address bar. I ...
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Execute command in terminal on click event

Recently I got to know a decent feature that exists in iTerm2, namely you can configure what command can be invoked while clicking on a text that refers a file. (e.g. you can open this file in text ...
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Is there a way to Pre install an OS plus third-party software?

Every time I re-install my Windows 8 laptop, it takes about 2 hours to re-install all the third-party software I use. Can I create my own bootable Windows disk where all the software I use ...
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How to only show explicitly created Tasks (not Calendar events) in Outlook's To-Do bar?

What I essentially want is a sidebar or panel which only displays Tasks I have explicitly created. I don't want all the Calendar events in there as it's just noise to me, I'd look at the Calendar if I ...
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ssh to production to www-data user

I build an automation for deploys, that we connect to our productions servers and then perform a git pull in the project. The project is owned by "www-data" so I need to to --> ssh www-data@10.10.10....
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Open a web page from anywhere with a single action

I'm using the same webapps over and over. I have the following things in place: shortcuts on my desktop --> I need to go back to the desktop and click. Then all is minimized. favorite in my browser -...
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Restricting access to iOS apps based on time of day [closed]

I'm looking to set up something on my iPhone and iPad that works like SelfControl on my Mac. I get distracted by Facebook, and would like to restrict my access to it except during certain times of day....
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How do I make Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse middle-click on single touch?

I've just got my Arc Touch Mouse. It has a touch panel instead of the wheel. By default you can scroll by swiping your finger on the touch panel. Tapping ends of the panel sends Page Up and Page Down ...
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Plugins for Firefox and Chrome for switching context?

I wuld like to have a plugin which would help me to change context I'm working with. Suppose I have two tasks I'm working on and I want to easily retain and restore groups of open tabs. Anyone knows ...
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Go back to last viewed page in pentadactyl

Is there a command/command set to go back to the last viewed page in Pentadactyl? I often close my browser and then decide that it was to early, so I want to turn it on again and to go the last viewed ...
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What is the best way to get a linux ecosystem on my phone?

I'm a programmer that uses the terminal for everything I do: VIM, git, pushing/getting files from the server and so on. Sometimes I'm on the street and for some reason I need to type a simple command -...
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How to sell boss software I've made off-time? [closed]

I've made, off-time, a simple software tool that cuts about 1/4th off of a repetitive procedure I do at my data-entry job. Upper management is very adamant that they're a "Pay-for-Performance" company....
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Merge PDF to ePub

I have multiple PDF of my lecture notes and was hoping to convert these to ePub format where the name of the PDF forms an entry on the contents page. I want to do this because I think ePub will be a ...
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Possible to have super-high resolution monitor, and auto-focus eyeglasses? [closed]

I was thinking about if there was a super high resolution monitor - like 16 times more pixels than standard high def tv, would it be possible to set the font sizes really small on apps that run on the ...