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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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Ghost shortcuts appearing in Windows Search for deleted folders

I searched for some files on Server 2012r2 and the search results turned up matches in a folder shown as type = shortcut. When right-click to Open File Location, there is no such folder. Which is ...
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How to disable special characters from appearing when keyboard shortcuts are pressed?

I am using the Python IDLE and I can use the Alt+4 shortcut to comment out a line of code. But that same shortcut also prints the '♦' character. So when I use the shortcut it does comment that line of ...
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Is there a way to create a command prompt shortcut open as administrator and start in another drive and folder on that server?

I would like to create a cmd.exe shortcut that will open as administrator. I have already done this. The default place it opens is on the C:\Windows\system32. I want it to open on E:\\bin instead. ...
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Left Shift Key shows shortcut options on monitor

When I press on my left shift key, the shortcut options appear, For example, On Outlook, Redo shows 1, Undo shows 2, File shows F Then if I press on 'F' the File menu will open How do I undo this? ...
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Mimic Macs CTRL + ARROW behavior on Windows 10

I would like to mimic the behavior of Mac's ctrl + <arrow key> on Windows 10. Particularly for the left/right arrow keys. To describe the behavior briefly for anyone who doesn't know. Say in Mac ...
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Create a custom MS Edge shortcut

Is there a way to create a desktop shortcut to Microsoft Edge (new) which will launch a specific set of URL's in tabs? I need to have the regular Edge icon to launch the default page but have a ...
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Can windows create internet shortcut of a local file on its own?

I found a internet shortcut for one of my file (an encrypted folder which was available on my drive) on my windows 10. And i never had created such internet shortcut. So is there any reason why ...
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Does anyone remember how to designate the last cell in a spreadsheet?

There used to be a simple keyboard shortcut to designate the last cell in a spreadsheet. I've done a lot of searching but everyone keeps saying to highlight, delete, etc. This is way too much work ...
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Sending a url by email that opens in specific browser

I'm sending an email with a link to a website that works best in Google Chrome. Is there a way to make the link open in Chrome (if the recipient has it installed) instead of their default browser? I ...
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What is the opposite command to `CTRL + L` in a browser? [duplicate]

In most browsers (like Chrome, which I use) CTRL + L will take you to the address bar. Is there a shortcut for going back to where you were before clicking CTRL + L? Example. I am writing a message. ...
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How can I restore a remote desktop session to the local console after specified time?

I am Happily using the following script (batch file) to restore to local console immediately for /f %%i in ('qwinsta ^| findstr /C:">rdp-tcp#"') do set RDP_SESSION=%%i :: Strip the > set ...
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“ssh://” style shortcuts from Mac Preview.app in PDFs

I found this nice thread, which points out that ssh://user@domain works in Mac .webloc files. However, I want to use such links in network documentations, which are exported from diagrams.net (former ...
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Doskey alias command from a cmd shortcut not working

Opening a cmd prompt and manually issuing my custom doskey macro commands works fine, but I figured that I could save time by creating cmd shortcuts that invoke these commands automatically. So, I ...
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In Jetbrains, how can I see the file paths when I use “Show Usages”?

I often will want to see where a class, object, variable etc is used throughout a project. Jetbrain lets you do this but when it shows you the usages, it will display the file name but it does not ...
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Set OneNote 2010 as default app when not in list

I want to set OneNote 2010 as my default app in Windows 10. I have two other versions of OneNote too, the one installed by default and version 2016. But I like to keep on using version 2010. Now, ...
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Removable Drive Shortcut Virus [duplicate]

I have a new problem with my USB flash drive. Recently the flash drive started acting weird. Every time I copy or move a file to it, after ejecting it and plugging in again once, It creates a shortcut ...
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how to create a permanent shortcut on a external hard drive

example: I have a folder and the path for it is " H\folder01\subfolder " and I want to create a shortcut in " H\folder02\shaha " but the problem is that the letter is changing on different PC's so ...
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Clever technique to have an application launched by a wscript script use the script's icon in the Windows taskbar

In the Windows taskbar, I have a couple applications (.exe files) that I launch via shortcuts to custom wscript js scripts. These scripts perform some pre- and post-processing for those applications. ...
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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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Shortcut or command line to connect and disconnect third screen in Windows

I have two monitors and one TV connected to same computer with Windows 10. I know I can choose to extend or duplicate, or not, to second screen doing WIN + P, but that doesn't work for a third screen. ...
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Windows security window not showing up when calling shortcut from bat file

I have a shortcut on the desktop which links to a folder on a server. So when I double click it, a security window pops up asking me for my username and password as shown below Now I am trying to ...
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How to create a Windows shortcut that passes the current folder as a parameter

In Windows 7-10, how can you create a shortcut that uses the current folder (directory) as a parameter? For example: Target: example.exe "%CD%" (where %CD% gets automatically replaced by the ...
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How to stop One Drive from syncing opera desktop shortcut?

How to stop One Drive from syncing opera desktop shortcut ? Other shortcuts are excluded automatically from syncing. (Same problem was with edge but in the newer version based on chromium, the edge ...
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Switch windows to different virtual space with a keyboard shortcut

How to achieve it? In the best case with native shortcut, otherwise looking for at least AHK solution
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What could be the cause of my task bar and my shortcut icons sporadically disappearing or appearing as a white paper icon?

When using my PC, as of recently, the icons have been sporadically disappearing from the task bar which makes it hard to determine which app I'm opening up. On top of this happening, my shortcut icons ...
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Programmatically open “Turn System Icons On or Off” in a similar way to Cortana search

I want to programmatically do what is done when I click "Open" in this screenshot, on Windows 10: I want to, in order to create a shortcut for this action. I know I can use the ms-settings:taskbar ...
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How to disable ALL Chrome Shortcuts?

Similar to this question: Disable all shortcut keys except 1 we are trying to disable all Chrome Shortcuts. We can't find a way either to edit to via chrome flags. Is there a way?
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Chome opens shortcut in two windows on macOS

I am running macOS Catalina and have a number of website shortcuts saved for quick access. In the past I used to be able to type in something like 'Spotify' and a new Chrome tab would open up taking ...
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Is there a shortcut to access the Windows Taskbar programs beyond the 10th one?

In Windows there is the hotkey Win + 1-0 to access the programs you have set in your taskbar, numbering from 1 up to the 10th one. Is there a shortcut to access the programs in your taskbar beyond the ...
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Windows 10 - Possible to shortcut AppData folder to external drive?

Backstory C Drive >> internal 256gb solid state drive - Windows installed here D Drive >> internal 1tb 7200rpm drive - strictly extra space I tried to create a symbolic link from C:/Users/Jackson/...
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Two paths for Win10 start shortcuts

Few of my shortcuts in Start suddenly disappeared. When I tried to discover why, I found that there are two paths for shortcuts in Start: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and C:\...
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Windows 10 shortcut to maximize an application window over 2 monitors

Is there a Windows 10 shortcut for snapping an application over two monitors? I know how to snap an application to one monitor, to half of a monitor, move it to a side monitor (Win + Arrows), but I ...
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How to open a photo in a new tab in Google Chrome with a keyboard shortcut

I used to know this but can't remember it now and can't find the original website where I had learned it from. In macOS, how can I use a keyboard command to get a photo to open in Google Chrome? I ...
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Windows 10 taskbar pinned items exploring the exe folder instead launching the application

I've upgraded my Windows-7_home_premium to windows-10_Home. Everything looks fine, but the items pinned to the taskbar are opening the folder which contains the target app instead of launching the ...
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How do I put a shortcut to a folder inside a folder in XFCE's Thunar?

This should be simple, but I can't find a way to do it. Inside one of my folders, let's call it Music, I want a link to a folder that's elsewhere on my drive, let's call it Albums, without having to ...
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What is this Windows (10) screen snipping application and how do I disable it?

It gets activated with this hotkey: CTRL + Alt + A. I want to disable it (or at least change the hotkey) since I need that same hotkey for Winsplit.
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How do I add shortcuts to the right side of the task bar?

I had to reload my PC from scratch via Reset. It is Windows 10. I'm slowly adding apps and shortcuts. On my previous system I had added some shortcuts that are way to the right of the normal place. ...
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Update Windows shortcuts on demand

If I change a file's location, its shortcut path is not updated until I double click on the shortcut. I want it to be updated on demand for bulk files in a path (reason: I move the files and folders ...
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“Save a custom chart as a template” button / shortcut / quick access bar

In the OFFICE newer versions (+2010), the button Save as Template in the Design tab/Type group vanishes. I know it can be reached by right-clicking the chart, and cliking Save as Template. But I would ...
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Method to enumerate path to Windows 10 system settings screens or folders?

I want to accomplish what this post entails, except personally I'm open to using more than one single input or keystroke to achieve it. I'm aware that some (if not all) of the system windows can be ...
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Windows 10 start menu entry missing that target same exe [duplicate]

I want two entries in the Windows 10 Start menu for the same application: one for normal Start and another one for Start as administrator (elevated), so I no longer need to use the context menu. I ...
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Google Drive shortcut broken after automatic updates

The problem is keeping the shortcut pointing to the correct application executable on startup correctly since the folder path changes with each new version number. Each time this change occurs, it ...
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Way to open a folder from Windows Explorer in cmd.exe under Windows 10 with one shortcut?

I'm looking for a shortcut kind of way in Windows 10 to open cmd.exe with a directory/folder from the Windows Explorer, so that I have this specific folder as actual working directory in the command ...
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Bin folder for Windows 10

I'm trying to replicate a UNIX bin folder on my Windows 10 PC. I have created a folder located at "C:\bin" and added it to my PATH variable. However, I'm not really sure as how to implement it any ...
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Is there way to intercept a keystroke and send a different combination of shortcuts to the active software?

I'm currently working with some editing software that requires a lot of different shortcuts to achieve what I often need. I've done a bit of research and tried some tools but I wasn't able to find a ...
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Alt+` (tilde or back tick) switch windows like alt-tab in Windows 10

Peculiar that when I press Alt+tilde (tilde key just above tab key. If I type that key here, the text format is changed), I'm shown a small menu like old Alt+Tab, but it only goes one step to the ...
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Create Shortcut to Open File with Portable App

I recently figured out that I could import a Windows shortcut link to Calibre as a "book" and have it open whatever I want in its own default program. I was thrilled to figure that out, but as I am ...
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Some keyboard shortcuts do not work win 10

Some keyboard shortcuts are not working on my Win 10 Pro machine. Specifically, ALT+F12. Alt and F12 work separately. Also, ALt + F4 works, and Ctrl + F12 works, so I know this isn't an n-key rollover ...
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Force windows 10 URL shortcut to open in new window

I have a shortcut on my desktop that links to a specific webpage and I'm trying to set it so that it always opens in a new window/instance of the browser, instead of just opening a new tab in my ...
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How can I make Ctrl+Del in Notepad on windows 7 delete just one word like in Windows 10?

I work in notepad on windows 7 and windows 10 but I noticed that the Ctrl+Del shortcut behaves differently in each system. Can I make the shortcut in the notepad on windows 7 delete only the next word?...

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