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A quick access method of getting to a program or document, typically an icon or picture representing the target

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How/Unable to open a Windows sound settings shortcut I created?

Earlier I asked a question about how to open sound settings using a shortcut. This is the question: A shortcut on desktop for opening advanced sound output page It was working fine until windows ...
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what does "ctrl + f6" do in chrome?

of course I checked the google support page first https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179 and it is specified as "Skip to web contents" what does this exactly do while browsing? ...
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USB has a shortcut of the usbpen itself and this affects every usb I plug into my pc

I'm writing hoping to solve this problem that is affecting my pc since February 2022. Basically, when I plugged my USB pen into my pc, a .lnk file appeared, and in this file I can find my files. If I ...
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Google Chrome (MacOS) - Command+A does not select all in address bar

I am used to use Cmd + A to select everything in my address bar in Google Chrome. On my new Macbook (running Monterey), the Cmd + A shortcut when my address bar is focused but not select - moves me to ...
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How can I see ALL global shortcuts currently active across Finder + other apps?

I've just started using Amethyst and would love to be able to use the CTRL + optn + NumPad[0-9] shortcuts, but some of these aren't working and I'm assuming they're reserved by something else. I've ...
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Google Chrome keeps disabling a search engine shortcut

I recently changed my pc and I was always using the press tab to search on a site feature of chrome. I imported all my settings through the google account thingy but for whatever reason I was missing ...
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How to open appwiz.cpl with a preconfigured search input?

As part of my job I install a suite of software, and frequently find myself uninstalling one element or another to test latest versions. Each of the programs is installed under a different name, but ...
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How can I edit the URL of a taskbar icon pinned by Edge?

I'd like to pin a website to my taskbar using Microsoft Edge, namely https://example.com/calendar/today. However, I cannot use Edge's menu because upon browsing that URI the website immediately ...
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How do you create a desktop shortcut from a Start menu item in Windows 11?

For example, I want to create a desktop shortcut to PuTTY, but there is no menu option anywhere (including submenus) that I can find to do that. In this screenshot, I've right-clicked "PuTTY"...
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Is there a way to create a shortcut for a system shell virtual directory?

I wanted to quickly be able to access a system virtual directory, like the "Applications" folder (shell:AppsFolder) Ive tried just running "shell:AppsFolder" inside a shortcut, but ...
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On Windows, how can i restore all minimized windows (maximize) with Win+M shortcut? (make Win+M a toggle)

Is it possible somehow to minimize AND maximize (like a toggle) with Win+M shortcut?
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Browser session shortcut for Windows 10

In all the recent versions of Microsoft Windows, it is possible to make a shortcut for a web page, such that clicking on this shortcut opens that web page in a new tab. It is natively possible to make ...
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VirtualBox: Shortcut Error on Windows Guest On First Use Only

I'm running a Xubuntu 20.04 host and a Windows 10 guest. Inside the guest, I have a couple of folder shortcuts on my Windows desktop that map to folders on my host. Each time I start up my guest and ...
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Internet shortcut (.url) opens print dialog in Windows 10 and not showing an icon

When I drag from browser's (Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox) address bar a link to the desktop, it creates a shortcut without an icon, and when opened, it opens up as a Print dialog. Default action of ....
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How to create a shortcut in my taskbar in windows 10 to GMX email?

I am trying to have a permanent icon on my taskbar to fast open GMX email server. How do I do that? Thank You. C. Baron
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Create shortcut by commandline with executable argument

I need to create a shortcut, where the shortcut has an additional parameter appended like "-k". So that when I start the shortcut the parameter is executed. This shouldn't be done manually ...
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How to add custom shortcuts to the PowerToys Run utility?

PowerToys Run utility makes a really great job enabling me to search and quickly open apps or folders. However, is there a way to make my own custom shorcuts for apps/files/folders that I will use a ...
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Is it possible to create shortcut to a page in a Word or pdf file?

Looks like one can create a link to open a particular page in a pdf file as described here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/link-html-pdf-page-acrobat.html. Is it possible to create a shortcut to a ...
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Run Window can't open wt

A couple days ago I reinstalled windows and ever since, I can't open the Windows Terminal through the run window. I tried: Changing permissions to default, following this question Can't open ...
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How do create shortcuts to chrome with multiple Google accounts?

I can create a shortcut with one Google account, but the other shortcut will always open with the last account used. I can't create two shortcuts with two accounts. As you can see on my task bar, ...
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What is the Windows shortcut key for unselecting all files?

I can select and unselect one file by using the shortcut keys Ctrl Space. To select all files, press Ctrl A. What are the shortcut keys for unselecting all files?
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Create a desktop shortcut to a specific Remote Desktop session in the new Microsoft Store Remote Desktop app

I use Windows 11 as my daily driver and I manage quite a few VMs that I access through the new Remote Desktop app that can be found on the MS store (the one with the red icon, not the old one that is ...
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How can I add a shortcut of a file to the start menu?

I have an image file (JPG format) in the Document folder of Windows 10. I would like to make a shortcut button in the start menu so that I can access that image very quickly. How can I do this? In ...
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Shortcut to double window size

I am using windows 10. Is there a way to have a shortcut key combination that would resize the active windows, say doubling its size or cutting it in half each time it's called? Or maybe in other ...
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Access Recycle Bin from the Explorer window [duplicate]

How can I access the Recycle Bin from the Explorer window? Many times I have a lot of windows open and do not wish to minimize them just to get to the Recycle Bin so Win+D is not desired. I know I can ...
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Can't open Windows Terminal with Windows + R, while it opens fine from a command prompt

When I press Win + R and type wt or wt.exe, it gets stuck loading for a few seconds and then stops, failing to open my Windows Terminal. How can I solve this or find a short workaround? I don't want ...
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MS Edge closing links that are opened with shortcut ctrl + mouse click

I want to open the links on a webpage (adjacent to the one in use but not switch to it immediately), by using the universal shortcut for the same viz, Keyboard Control Key + Mouse Click (Left / Middle)...
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Desktop shortcut to a specific profile in Windows Terminal

I have a few custom profiles in Windows Terminal, as shown in the settings menu: How do I make a desktop shortcut which I can double click that launches windows terminal with one of these profiles?
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how to send shortcut to public desktop, with vbs

following the instructions of ss64 I have created a vbs to create a shortcut my test.vbs Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set lnk = objShell.CreateShortcut("%...
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Website shortcuts by name in Chrome?

Is it possible to configure e.g. I type "stackoverflow" in the website bar and just hit enter and instead of it google searching it would go directly to stackoverflow? Or so that I can ...
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How to create task bar search icon shortcut like for task view

I have centered my windows 10 start button like in windows 11 using a youtube video. So I would not be able to keep search and task view icons in the taskbar. I found the location of task view and ...
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How do I edit the shortcuts behind the icons on the taskbar on Windows 11?

I want to make Windows Terminal always open as administrator. How do I edit the shortcut behind the icon on the taskbar to check the "Run as administrator" option? I tried creating a new ...
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In Windows 10 21H2, how to change the target of a folder shortcut if the Shortcut tab is not available in Properties dialog?

In Windows 10 21H2, how to change the target of a folder shortcut if the Shortcut tab is not available in Properties dialog? I googled but had no luck.
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Delete folder in registry entry

I have a question regarding the problem of deleting a folder of a registry path with a .bat or cmd shortcut, preferably a .bat. Here is my problem: I want to delete (for example) the folder "...
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How to create a shortcut or a link to the Windows 11 Settings HDR page?

It can be any settings page. But I need to open HDR page by a single mouse click or sort of. OS: Windows 11 My digging. Here is the List of ms-settings URI commands to open specific settings in ...
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Create shortcut to about:blank in Chrome home screen (or other custom shortcuts)

In Google Chrome we have an option to create shortcuts on the home screen (the content that appears upon creating a new tab). I want to create a shortcut to about:blank which normally is a valid URI (...
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Is it possible to enable drag and drop gestures on windows 11 that were removed?

Back when I used windows 7 and 10, I had the ability to drag files and objects off windows, say, hover them over another open app on the taskbar, and it would focus on that window, allowing me to drop ...
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What are all the existing quick paths, shell paths, and system shortcuts for Windows? [duplicate]

I want to be able to access system / virtual folders such as "My PC" and "Applications" from a shortcut. I know some folders specifically have their own quick paths, such as %...
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Start >Run> "MS-Settings:(insert name)", Gives me "No apps are installed to open this type of link"

I'm on Windows 8.1 Core Running for example ms-settings:defaultapps Gives me "No apps are installed to open this type of link" And wants me to choose a program to open with.. Also ...
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Figure out which application 'blocks' a shortcut

I recently installed a new couple of applications. And now, one of my global shortcuts (for Droplr to take a screenshot) isn't working. I usually use the default Droplr-shortcut: Option Shift 3 I ...
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Gnome Desktop Shortcuts to Files on Removable Media keep Disappearing. How to prevent?

Problem exists on: Ubuntu 20.04/21.04 Whenever I create desktop shortcuts (in /home/username/.local/share/applications) to scripts that are located on removable media, they keep disappearing after ...
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Windows 10 - Are there any shortcuts to access the tasks or items within a taskbar Jump-List,

I've pinned MS Outlook as my first taskbar item and its very convenient to access some quick tasks via keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Alt + 1 Thing is I use the keyboard shortcut to open the jump ...
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How to pin to taskbar specific Control Panel function, for example Edit Power Plan?

I would like to pin some Control Panel functions to the Taskbar. I did it for example with "Sounds" via creating a shortcut for %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL &...
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Editing Excel "Function key" shortcuts

I was wondering if there is any way in Excel to change for example F2 shortcut (Edit cell) to some other key or combination of keys. I'm working on laptop and I'm using Fx keys for brightness, volume ...
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Windows 10 shortcut run as administrator no credentials

I am logged in as a user. I have created a cmd script to run an elevated command (eg netsh interface set interface wifi ENABLED). Each time I run it, it asks me for the administrator password, which ...
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G19 Mediakeys not working on Ubuntu 20.04 but on 18.04

I have a Logitech G19 Keyboard with multimedia keys (Play/Pause, Volume+/-, etc.). They work fine on my private Workstation which runs Ubuntu 18.04LTS, but not on my Working Notebook, running Ubuntu ...
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What is Alt+[num] doing on my HP laptop?

Windows 10, HP Pavilion 15 I have a HP Pavilion 15 laptop, and a weird key combination I've never seen works on my laptop. Alt+[num] seems to switch Windows onto different 'sessions' or almost users. ...
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Changing placement from OneDrive to Windows

I've suddenly put my "Desktop" folder from my PC to OneDrive. I restored "Desktop" folder by the path C:\Users\user\Desktop and deleted all the corresponding files and shortcuts ...
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How do I make the icon in the taskbar the same as the desktop shortcut icon in windows 10?

I have a shortcut on my Windows 10 desktop for Ease of Access center, which I created by dragging the ease of access icon (1 in the attached image) on the desktop (2). But when I open ease of access ...
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Windows make a %shortcut% like %APPDATA%

%APPDATA% (case insensitive) auto expands in windows explorer and the start menu to C:\Users\username\AppData. Is there a way to create one of these variables to point to wherever I want? Is it safe ...
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