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Install gnome-shell extension on command line?

I'm looking for a way to reliably install gnome-shell extensions on the command line. At the end of the day, I'd like to have an Ansible playbook. As an example, I'd like to install custom-hot-corners-...
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Gnome Shell extensions cannot be activated

I have several Gnome shell extensions that are suddenly disabled since the last reboot and cannot be enabled. I have not made any changes to the system (not consciously). All of the extensions worked ...
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Custom folder added under this pc not auto selected by explorer

I successfully added a custom folder under this pc creating a new user shell folder generating a new clsid. I’m hardly trying to achieve what happens with the default user shell folders like music, ...
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What is "Bluewire General Property Sheet" in Windows shell extensions?

Windows 7 is closing to end of support, but I still can't find any information on what is "Bluewire General Property Sheet" shell extension, and do I need it anywhere? It is preinstalled with Windows ...
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Registering Windows Explorer Shell Extension (Context Menu Handler)

I try to develop a windows explorer context menu handler. I am new to this type of development. So I want to start with examples. I started with SharpShell examples: https://www.codeproject.com/...
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Changing the position of right click menu items [duplicate]

I would very much like to reposition the AMD Radeon Settings option to be lower in the list. Is this even possible? Thanks
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Do I need multiple instances of the Dropbox shell extension?

Sysinternals Autoruns says that I have 8 instances of the Dropbox shell extension being loaded at startup, via the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\...
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FileZilla can't drag and drop to Windows Explorer

When I try to drag and drop to my desktop or any folder outside of FileZilla, I get an error: Could not determine the target of the Drag&Drop operation. Either the shell extension is not ...
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Add a "Right-click on a .WAV file, Convert to MP3" extension to Explorer

I created a key in the Windows registry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Convert to MP3\command with: "D:\tools\ffmpeg.exe" -i "%1" -acodec libmp3lame -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 256k "%1.mp3" It works, ...
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"Open with GitKraken" shell extension doesn't work

I installed GitKraken yesterday and it works fine. I also noticed that when I rightclick a folder in Windows Explorer, I have an "Open with GitKraken" option. But when I click that, I get a messagebox ...
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How can I install filezilla's shell extension?

I am trying to drag&drop a file from filezilla to some Windows program. I get this filezilla message: How can I install filezilla's shell extension? I use filezilla on Windows 10 Enterprise.
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Classic Shell's "Shut Down..." button is missing

I use Classic Shell shell extension on my Windows 8 machines and on some of them the "Shut Down..." button is missing. Any ideas why?
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Do TortoiseGit and other shell extensions try to process remote fle systems?

Some of Windows directories mapped to WAN links and sometimes when I am browsing with Windows explorer it takes ages to respond. I am beginning to suspect that some of the shell extensions are ...
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Set codepage for shell extension

I need to register a Shell Extension for Windows, which should be able to process files and folders with names in any language. Unfortunately, Windows seems to run it's shell extensions through a ...
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Why does my static shortcut menu handler overwrite the Windows 10 Jumplist behaviour?

I recently wanted to add a new command menu to my right click menu to have the possibility to securely delete files and directories using Sysinternals SDelete. Using the MSDN documentation and Regedit ...
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explorer.exe keeps restarting due to faulty shell extension, how to remove it?

I installed a shell extension that keeps crashing, thus making explorer.exe crashing. As a result, I can't open anything, even a command prompt. How to remove the faulty shell extension?
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right click and generate truecrypt volume from contents

has any one found a way to take the contents of a folder and programiticly generate a volume for it in truecrypt that is just the right size? like in windows how you right click and select send to ...
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'Classic Shell' shell extension messed up explorer

On a Windows 10 box, installing and uninstalling the shell extension 'Classic Shell' has left some issues behind. Notably, attempting to use the 'New Folder' button in the explorer window downright ...
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Shortcut to kill a process that's pinned on the taskbar?

Is there any extension/shortcut that i can create that allows me to kill a taskbar-pinned application? The reason i need this is i often missclick the icons and most of the apps take quite a while to ...
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How to enable WinZip setting via SCCM

I have deployed a pre-configured WinZip MSI without the shell extensions option due to Windows Explorer crashes. However is there a way to apply a network setting via SCCM, or Group Policy to enable ...
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Add to ZIP option in context menu for WinRAR

With WinRAR installed, by default, your context menu (Right-click on file) says something like "Add directory to *.rar archive". It's very handy but not cooperating with other systems that handle zip,...
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Windows explorer folder context menu closes itself

Environment: Windows 8.0 Professional x64 When I call up the context menu on a selected folder in the listview (actual view mode doesn't matter, I reproduce for list, icons, and details), either via ...
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*.cs files set to open with Notepad - how to restore?

I accidentally opened a Aspx.cs file in Notepad and now all *.cs files have been set to open with Notepad. What should I do to restore this "open with" setting for *.cs files to their original program?...
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Is "Windows x64 Shell Extension dispatch for Context Menus" necessary?

My new Win7 X64 laptop takes forever to popup the context menu for a file or folder. Using ShellExView, I narrowed it down to "Windows x64 Shell Extension dispatch for Context Menus" in ccshelxbx64....
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How to assign a icon for "Copy/Cut/Paste/Delete" Windows default context menu items?

Under Windows 8/8.1 x64, I would like to assign a custom icon for the default Windows context menu items such as Copy, Cut, Paste, Delete, Undo, Redo and Send To items, which by default has any icon: ...
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Possible to determine what shell extensions are slowing down Windows?

Other than systematically disabling/enabling shell extensions, piece by piece -- Is there a way to measurably determine if/what shell extensions are bogging down the right-clicking of files/folders ...
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Shell extension doesn't work to open file

I created a new entry in the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell\Edit with Sublime Text 2\command and the default key read C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 2\sublime_text.exe %1 Now when I ...
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How to call TortoiseSVN Explorer context menu?

I have none if rightclick. Where it should be? UPDATE 1 Permission problem is not the reason.
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Windows shell integration command is not working, possible syntax error

I want to create a shell extension to run shiny apps in a local process on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I need a command like R -e "shiny::runApp('~/shinyapp')" as defined in the shiny tutorial ...
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Restore visibility of shell namespace extension

I have a namespace extension that I "accidentally" removed by right-clicking on it in Windows Explorer and then deleting it (Windows 7). The prompt I was given was that I could restore it in Control ...
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File Explorer shell extensions editor?

I have a bunch of shell extensions which show up from the right mouse click. I would like to delete the ones I never use. Is there a tool which can do this? I know they can be removed from the ...
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PDF Shell Extension Handler [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and sort after the page count for multiple PDF files in a Windows file explorer? Is there any Shell Extension Handler for Windows 7 64b, that can show PDF meta-...
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Knowing selections' and folders' size (in bytes, KB, etc.) at a glance

I'm wondering if there's a way to see easily the space things take up in the File explorer. When you select files, it's easy. For one, in the Details view, there's a Size column, in KB. And in the ...
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Does Windows 8 Explorer have a FolderSize column (or restore the column-handler API)?

One of the biggest complaints about Windows Vista (and 7) was that it removed the API that allows developers to create column-handlers, and as such, useful programs like Folder Size can no longer ...
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Remove Shell Extension Folder X64

I have a very strange shell extension folder which I just can't get rid of. How can I get rid of this? I already downloaded ShellExViewer, but I cannot find any extension called "X64", nor are the ...
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Gnome Shell Extension Key Binding

What is the simplest way to (globally) bind a key combination (e.g. <Super>+A) to a function in a gnome shell extension? Inspecting a couple of extensions, I ran into the following code: ...
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Add menu items to SHIFT + right click menu on Windows

The point is to add right click menu items only for Shift+Right click. Don't even bother: regular right click is all over the web, but I want to add some items that wouldn't clutter my right click. ...
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What is the purpose of the .ZFSendToTarget extension?

I learned about this from watching a video about some "Tech Support" scam (watch the last 10 minutes if you want a good laugh) where one of the tactics used by the scammer is getting the victim to ...
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Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze

For some time now, I have been living with and working around an annoying problem in Windows XP whereby any time I open a file dialog (Open/Save) in any program, not long afterwards, that program will ...
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Win: How to add registry shell extension for all selected folders

I would like to be able to add Open Selected with Sublime Text 2 context menu that will open all selected items in one sublime text window (on the side bar). When I execute "C:\Program Files\Sublime ...
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Windows shell-extension manager?

Is there a tool to remove a shell-extension? I was able to remove some context-menus using RegEdit but doing a search in the registry for others have failed.
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What is Windows Enhanced Storage?

I got an strange icon overlay on my USB stick drive: In my previous question I could identify it's EhStorShell.dll drawing that overlay there (Thanks!). The dll has the description Windows Enhanced ...
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Adding Buttons to Windows XP Explorer (Shell-Extension?)

I would like to add some extra buttons to the Windows XP Explorer toolbar (specifically, but not limited to file-selection such as Select-All and Invert-Selection). Unfortunately while they are ...
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How to define access keys for an Explorer context menu item?

Suppose i want to create a menu item for folders which opens the command line in that folder, to that end i can add some keys in the registry, namely HKLM > Software > Classes > Folder > ...
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Replacement for ContextMagic shell extension for Windows 7 64bit

For long years I have used the free shell extension ContextMagic which provides in a cascaded menu commands like copy path to clipboard, open Command prompt here. The other commands (see screen-shot ...
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In HKCR, what is difference between Directory and Folder in context menu config

Following up on this question over at SO (How do I open cmd window in specific location?) I'm looking for an effective way to add the Open Command Prompt Here shortcut to a context menu. Various ...
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Make Windows Run a File with a Shebang on Double-Click?

Is there any shell extension for Explorer that would execute text files with a #! shebang at the beginning?
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How to list Explorer extensions and disable them?

I have reason to believe that I may have malware on my system in the form of an Explorer extension. I suspect this because Procmon shows that Explorer.exe keeps re-writing a certain Registry key that ...
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Unlocker howto?! doesn't do anything

in an answer to a previous question another user recommended a tool to me, Unlocker. Its original homepage is offline, but there are plenty of websites which offer version 1.9.0 which I downloaded ...
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How can I create a right click menu item to manipulate a junction point?

As I am using a SSD but it is limited in size I want to be able to use junction points to remap files and directories to my HDD, this would work ideal if I could create a shell extension for it that ...
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