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Windows 10 Taskbar: Avoid Grouping/Combining of Windows if application was started using different shortcuts

I've got two shortcuts on my desktop for the same application. Shortcut 1 opens the application without any additional start parameters, while shortcut 2 does have several start parameters. However ...
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Shortcut for “Select Folder” in Windows Folder picker

Is there a shortcut for "Select Folder" button in attached screenshot. Until that point I can do everything with keyboard but at final step I need mouse because tabbing multiple times is ...
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Creating desktop shortcuts with “tasks” on right-click in Windows 10?

I have noticed, that when I right click on, say, Firefox shortcut in Windows 10 taskbar, I have some extra options: Namely, I have Open new tab, Open new Window, -- and New Private Window, which ...
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How to bring windows back up, after opening a new window on the desktop in Win10?

Question:: How to bring windows back up, after opening a new window on the desktop in Win10? Situation:: Lets say you have 3 windows of applications A, B, C currently opened on your screen, and welly ...
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Open desktop shortcut to SharePoint directly in Excel

I have a desktop shortcut to a shared Excel spreadsheet that I use daily. It lives in a Microsoft Teams folder, i.e. on SharePoint. This shortcut opens a browser window asking me if I want to open the ...
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OS X Show in Enclosing folder shortcut - Catalina

This is a previous reference to this functionality https://superuser.com/questions/138939/os-x-enclosing-folder-shortcut Previously: go to system preferences > keyboard > shortcuts > App ...
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How can I open WSL terminal with a command without it automatically closing?

I'm running Ubuntu with WSL1, and I want to make different shortcuts in Windows to run different commands on WSL startup, e.g., one to automatically start an SSH session, another to change to a ...
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How to remove Creative Cloud Files shortcut from Windows Explorer (left Navigation Pane) after April 2021 update?

The "Creative Cloud Files" shortcut was a pain to get rid of in the past, but after a recent update in spring 2021, the damn shortcut is back, and none of the old tricks work anymore. Has ...
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Quickly toggle microphone playback (sidetone)

first post here. I would like to quickly be able to toggle microphone playback through speakers (side tone). The specific steps and settings I am referring too can be seen here: https://superuser.com/...
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Windows File Explorer Not Displaying Desktop Correctly

My file explorer isn't showing the relationship of the Desktop shortcut with other shortcuts correctly. As you can see here, "This PC," "Libraries," etc., are showing under "...
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Directly open the “Set the time and date” dialog in Windows

For testing purposes, occasionally, I need to change the date and time of the OS. I would really like to have a direct access to the window which allows me to do just that. (In windows 10, you have ...
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Launch a new instance of Chrome with a shortcut [duplicate]

I have a web app that launches from a shortcut on the desktop. I would like to have it spawn in a new instance of Chrome -- with its own pinnable task bar icon, etc. -- instead of grouped with the ...
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Is it possible to open a Chrome shortcut in a separate instance? [duplicate]

I have a web app that launches from a shortcut on the desktop. I would like to have it spawn in a new instance of Chrome -- with its own pinnable task bar icon, etc. -- instead of grouped with the ...
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Open another .exe version, if current version isnt available - QGIS

Im using the Shortcut Target function to open a stripped down version of QGIS, and for those who know QGIS, there's multiple versions being used by multiple users at any given time. Im looking to have ...
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Generate URL in Chrome based on typing a few chars

A long time ago I used something in Chrome that would help me navigate to JIRA and its tickets much faster. Say I have a JIRA instance at "https://superuser.com/jira", the project is called ...
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How to create or is there a shortcut to mute the sound of the current window/program?

What I want to do is mute the sound of the current program/window in Windows. How I would normally go about this, is RMB on Sound Icon in taskbar (or through Control Panel -> Sound) -> Open ...
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Where a console application properties (like font, location, etc.) are remembered?

I start a console, by typing start cmd, or a PowerShell 7 console by typing start pwsh Then I use left upper menu -> Properties to set font size, layout, etc. Next time the particular console ...
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Create a shortcut using batch with quotes in the Target

Based on: How to create a shortcut using a batch script? I can't figure out how to write this batch so all the quotes are in the right place and create the shortcut file. I used the above info as ...
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open URL in google chrome with keyboard shortcut

Is there a way to open different URL´s with keyboard shortcuts? example: ctrl+shift+1 opens www.google.com ctrl+shift+2 opens www.fifa.com etc. Thanks!
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Taskbar pinned shortcut issue

I have a working taskbar pinned shortcut, which successfully starts the application. (VS Code). However when the application starts its second icon shows up on the taskbar (instead of the starter icon ...
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How to create a Windows shortcut that opens Chrome directly to an extension URL?

I want to create a shortcut in Windows which, when opened, opens up a window in a Chromium browser (I prefer Edge, but Chrome would be fine too) directly to a extension URL, e.g. chrome-extension://...
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Change default windows folder icons - their shortcuts

I've managed to follow the instructions here to change the default folder icons for all folders (since hey're super boring and I don't want to change each folder icon manually): https://www.askvg.com/...
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shortcut target arguments help needed

I'm using a display shortcut to flip the screen 180 with the arguments "/rotate: 180" however I was wondering if there were any arguments I can add to get the app to open a second time after ...
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How to fix keyboard shortcut conflicts found within codeblocks?

I am having issues trying to get CodeBlocks to open. An error message saying Keyboard shortcut conflicts found. Use Settings/Editor/KeyboardShortcuts to resolve conflicts. Conflicting menu items: '...
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Windows 10: fix shortcut's empty overlay?

My shortcuts are really weird: it have a 'empty shortcut icon' overlay. This only happen on shortcut files aka *.lnk files An example: image Do you know how to fix that? Technical details: OS: ...
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How to change the background color of the console window a .lnk opens programmatically?

The title says it all. How to change the background color of the console window a .lnk opens programmatically? For example, using my script from my previous answer: pintotaskbar.ps1: This creates a ...
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Excel detects wrong input when `Shift` is pressed

I'm using Excel 365 on a Mac and want to hide/unhide columns and rows using shortcuts. I came across many cheat sheets online and they all tell the same story (like here): ctrl + 0 / ctrl + shift + 0 ...
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How to bind choosing language using shortcut on macOS

So i use spotlight to run the programs, it uses English to find programs. However main language that i use not English. So, often when i run Spotlight using shortcut, i write not in English. I want to ...
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All shortcuts of programs on another drive are suddenly missing in \Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

yesterday I put another CPU, Mainboard and CPU cooling unit into my PC. When booting it up I realized that one of my drives wasn't plugged in (not my windows drive, but rather my drive with all the ...
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Blocking a shortcut in Windows 10

How can I block the "Ctrl" and "-" shortcut in Windows 10. This shortcut in the sales application that I deal with on a daily basis creates a hidden US special character that ...
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Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut on web page (which is a template)

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut on web page (which is a template). Similar to Control, V = paste. I want to create one for; Control, A = Annapolis, or Control, G = Green Bay. To be used ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for opening a tab in a new window on Chrome?

I'm aware this question was asked five years ago, but maybe there's been some changes since then. I'm also aware of the 'multiple keyboard shortcuts' that can be used. In these days of sharing Zoom ...
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Preserve shortcuts in SSMS after restart

I use SQL Server Management Studio in this version: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 14.0.17289.0 Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 14.0.1016.283 Microsoft Data Access Components (...
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Creating shortcut and send it to a predetermined destination hard coded

Anyone help with this batch file. I have made a couple of alterations and it works fine. However I want to change it so that it makes the shortcut in a folder of my choice that is coded into the batch ...
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How to pin .lnk files to taskbar in PowerShell?

I have seen many similar questions posted on stackoverflow.com, but this is different, and before you are wondering, why don't I post the question on stackoverflow.com? Because I am currently banned ...
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Batch file to create a 'file shortcut' and move the created shortcut to a set destination

I have been playing with the batch files above and have created a batch file based on it. The changes in my file are extracting the 'Full path & Filename' %~f1.lnk so that the batch file will be ...
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Changing or disabling Windows Search (Win + S) shortcut

Is there any way to change this shortcut? I use Crop Screenshot (Win+ Shift+S) quite often, but sometimes I do it pretty fast and it interferes with Win+S, which brings up the search bar. There is an ...
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How can I transform a webapp/ website into a windows10 app?

I would like to have some websites easily available on my desktop. The first thing that comes to my mind is a simple shortcut to the website, yet this is not as satisfactory as I would like. The best ...
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Can Chrome open shortcuts in the same instance/tab?

I have a bookmark that executes javascript code, and I want to make a shortcut to it so that I can assign a hotkey to it, but when I do that, chrome launches a new tab with the bookmark/javascript ...
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How to highlight down columns for many columns at once that are separated in an excel sheet?

I have 30 columns of data with over 10,000 rows. I'm using Ctrl+Click to highlight specific cells and then use Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow to highlight to the bottom, but I noticed it won't let me do that ...
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Windows Explorer search bar: How to get it to search pdfs whore shortcuts are in a folder

I have a shortcut (Folder-A / Shortcut-A ) that points to a pdf (Foo.pdf) in Folder-B. Foo.pdf has been indexed and if I search for some keywords within Foo.pdf in Windows Explorer's search bar while ...
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How do i type “⌃” on a QWERTZ (czech) keyboard?

I'd like to know how "⌃" is written on my keyboard, ive been trying but i cant figure it out.I know how to do it on a qwerty one but not on mine.
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How to select all text in OWA

When opening e-mails in OWA it is possible to select the text (body of e-mail) by dragging the mouse, double-clicking words, or extending selections using shift+arrows, but selecting all text using ...
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Can we still use Fn for dragging a window on new MacBooks?

On my older 2013 MacBook Pro, I was able to hold down the Fn key and drag any window my pointer was in. I've looked through the System preferences on my new MacBook but can't find a way to do this (I ...
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Google chrome, open link in second window new tab (is this easily possible)?

I have two windows of chrome open, one window is on the left, a bookmark collection, one window on the right will be for viewing the bookmarks cleanly while the collection on the left remains open, ...
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Add “Open File Location” to Quick Access Toolbar in Excel 365

In my workflow I frequently need to open the explorer file location of a spreadsheet I'm working in, and it's tedious to click File -> Info -> Open File Location every time. Is there a way to ...
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Shortcut Doctor closes after search

I'm setting up a new computer with content from my previous one and the root folder of my data files is different, meaning that I have thousands of Windows shortcuts that need to be changed. This is a ...
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Is it possible to create a right-click menu shortcut for a contextual menu?

I use Adobe Bridge to make photo contact sheets. Is it possible to add a keyboard shortcut to the contextual right-click menu? For example, adding a shortcut through the system preferences works for ...
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Is there a program or a way to create hotkey shortcuts for buttons on a website on Chrome?

For example, on a stock trading website, it is often crucial to execute your orders quickly. There are often a lot of buttons like "buy limit" and "sell limit" on websites such as ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 has hijacked Ctrl+Shift+N systemwide, but I can't change it

My Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut no longer works in OneNote 2016, Outlook, or Chrome -- at least while I have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 running. If I close down all Dragon processes, the shortcut works ...

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