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Avoiding Excessive Clicking on macOS (Windows OS -> macOS) [closed]

How can I avoid excessive clicking to edit text, move between windows/apps, and internet browse from macOS, whereas with Windows OS there are standard and universal keyboard stokes/combinations that ...
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Shortcut to show shortcuts markdown file (for windows)

I am looking for a way to very quickly open my personal Shortcut cheat sheet which is a simple markdown file. It contains a wide range of shortcuts for e.g. Chrome, Trello, Slack or VSC. The closest ...
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How to arrange R console and callstack vertically in PyCharm?

There is an R plugin for PyCharm IDE. It has R console tool window which is split into two areas - the console and the call stack, plus the environment explorer and/or watch variables. All these are ...
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X11 how to simulate two screens in only one monitor

how will configure for preference in /etc/xorg.conf a monitor configuration with 2 screen simulate only in one monitor, in a gnu+linux OS, split by a middle vertical for example, thanks for your help.....
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How can I configure Chrome so that it autofills passwords without me having to click on the password field first?

In some password forms, I have to click on the password field first, then click on the save password to complete the field. Example: How can I configure Chrome so that it autofills passwords without ...
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Excel - I want to get all the cells adjacent to a keyword on a page onto another sheet

I'm using Excel to track what I do every day, which includes a lot of qualitative data, and at the end of every day I write down how many hours are spent in each of several categories. I definitely ...
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Use git to track changes to repo very often

I write a lot of org-mode notes in several files in a git repo. I want to be able to use git log -p to support two types of queries: See what I wrote on a given date, or a given range of dates. Find ...
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Change Timeout/Duration for Automatic Text Replacement of Text Expansion Shortcuts in Chrome on M1 Mac

I just picked up a new M1 MacBook Air with Big Sur, and I imported all of my text expansions (found in system preferences > keyboard > text). I installed the version of Chrome designed for Apple ...
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Windows Individual Virtual Desktop

I am using Windows 10 with the double monitor and I am using multiple virtual desktops. In the Mac/Macbook you can move each virtual desktop separately by each monitor but with Windows when you use ...
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Is there a way I can associate an Edge Chromium profile to a specific virtual desktop in Windows 10?

I'm a consultant running multiple projects concurrently. I use virtual desktops for each project, and have multiple Edge Chromium user profiles. How can I associate these profiles with a virtual ...
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Change colour of highlighted link when using tab on Firefox

I want to browse the web with just a keyboard but tabbing through links is difficult to see which link I'm currently on. I want to change it to something bright. Question: How to change the highlight ...
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Windows: directly switch to a specific application instead of tabbing through using alt+tab

I normally use a limited amount of applications like Chrome, Android Studio, Word etc. Instead of switching between them using alt+tab and cycling through them, I want to directly jump to them, e.g. ...
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Show all Windows Actions like IntelliJ IDEA or VS Code

I want to use mostly the keyboard to control Windows. Since it is hard to remember some rarely used keyboard shortcuts, I'm looking for a way to search and select actions (not only programs by name) ...
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How to open multiple instances of the same application from toolbar?

If I'm working on 2 instances of the same application (in this case, two instances of VSCode running), how do I make it so that if I click on the VSCode icon in the toolbar, both instances are open at ...
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Is there a Windows 10 App to launch a particular keyboard combo when icon is clicked from taskbar? [closed]

Is there a Windows app, which I can maybe pin to my taskbar, which automatically launches a key combo when i click on that app's pinned icon? I want to open Snip & Sketch app's snipping screen, ...
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How to restrict windows logon for some time?

I have written powershell script which locks Windows-10 machine after an hour. This script is written to take a break from work. Scripts works fine it locks the machine. But after lock I can logon to ...
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Visual Studio lightbulb keyboard shortcut

I am trying to make working with Visual Studio more productive, but hitting a common problem which requires a mouse to resolve. To see a Quick fix (a "lightbulb" suggestion), you can use a Ctrl + . ...
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Is there a one-click message delete option in Mozilla Thunderbird?

After having Gmail and Hotmail tabs hogging my Chrome browser w/ irrational memory consumption, I decided to try desktop email clients. Using Windows 10's native Mail app was fine, except for the fact ...
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How to use hashtags in Gmail?

I want to be able to use hashtags in Gmail - e.g. add #important in certain emails I send to myself or others, and be able to A) search on that specific tag and B) filter emails with that tag so that ...
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Open current chrome tab with a different profile

On Chrome I use several profiles to manage my personal and work life. There is one handy option to open a link to a page with a different profile. You just right click on the link and then select open ...
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How can I create URL shortcuts/redirects for task/diff IDs in Phabricator?

Is there a way to create Phabricator shortcuts? Like when I type T123 in the address bar, it should take me to https://secure.phabricator.com/T123. On the same note, I want shortcuts for Diffs and ...
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windows 10 start menu search - file content?

I have my docx files indexed includings its contents (index settings in windows 10). I want my start menu search to also use file contents of that indexed docx files. How can I do that?
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Switch virtual desktop using mouse dragging

I want to switch my windows 10 virtual desktops by dragging with my mouse on the edge, similiar to what you see here: https://youtu.be/w9-xDAnfYlI?t=95 (note: the desktop switch there has nothing to ...
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Give a non-admin windows account admin access except for changing a specific file [duplicate]

I need to give a non-admin account most admin permissions except for modifying system files. I'd like that admin account to retain all normal admin permissions but not be able to modify the hosts file....
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A truly strict site blocking extension [closed]

I recently installed an app named AppBlock in my android phone. The thing I like about the app is that it has a strict mode which once activated will not let you change the settings of the app and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I search page titles of open tabs in Firefox natively?

I want to be able to search page titles of 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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