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Can not copy shortcuts in C:/ProgramData, Windows 10 Pro

These shortcuts C:/ProgramData appear to be hard links or system variables. I moved the Program files, Program Files(x86) and ProgramData to a separate drive. I kept the originals on the OS C: drive. ...
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W11 last files opened by application

In W10, if I click on Start, then right click on an application like Word, a list of the last few files opened with Word appears in a pop up. I can then select the file I wish to edit and Word opens ...
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How to assign ENTER to a shortcut key?

I'm trying to make a list of all videos I play. To do that, I have a batch file that get the filename and add it to a TXT file. Then, it call the system default player to run that video. I can assign ...
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Shortcit to "Create application shortcuts" in Chrome

Is there a way to create a shortcut for "Create application shortcuts"? So that we don't have to go to "..." -> "save and share" -> "create application ...
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Are there any windows 11 settings for stacked toolbar icons which will shortcut me back to the last opened when I click on them?

I like that the taskbar stacks up multiple windows, but I'd like to save a click when I have two explorer folders open, for example.
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Is there a way to automatically switch between two windows of the same app in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have two windows of the same program that i am constantly switching over manually, (each window needs the whole screen). Is there a way to automate the process of switching between them for let's ...
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Shortcut to take photo with webcam while its open in other software

I bought a veeeery expensive razer webcam (Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra) purely to take only photos easily directly with my computer and the software (Razer Synapse) to control everything seems great, but one ...
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Opening command prompt as admin Using a Desktop Shortcut with Hard-coded admin username

TLDR version on the bottom. I would like to create a desktop shortcut that would open up command prompt as if I had used the 'Run as Admin' option, but by just double clicking a shortcut and then ...
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How to open display adapter settings window using a shortcut

I want to open the display properties window using a shortcut. Searched for a .cpl file but there is none.
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(New) link for Google Tasks redirects to calendar view when creating a Chrome shortcut

When I create a new Chrome shortcut for https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r/tasks, Google redirects to calendar view. The link works as a regular bookmark though. Can I create a Chrome shortcut ...
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URLs for system settings app on Mac

I have a shortcut on my iPhone that takes me right to the Text Replacement settings (https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/6faf0d6966a64a27aa56d3f5561c8953). I want to make one that works on my MacOS ...
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Is there a PowerShell, Batch, or VBS script that can automatically pin the recycle bin to the start menu?

The recycle bin doesn't show up when you type it into the start menu which seems incredibly moronic. I am able to create a shortcut and pin it to the start menu so it shows up, but I'd like to ...
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How to protect a USB from files being deleted by antivirus on any number of computers?

I have a work flash drive that I carry around a lot of places to give presentations. It connects to a wide range of desktops, laptops, projectors, and smartTVs. There is a common antivirus used in ...
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Alt + D Not Working In Windows 11 File Explorer

In Windows 10, I frequently use Alt + D to quickly highlight the path to the current folder in Windows File Explorer so it can quickly be copied. It's the same shortcut that can be used to highlight ...
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How has the snipping tool for Windows 11 become mapped to the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+S when using Rider?

I use Rider both at work and at home. At work I can access the Rider settings using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+S. At home though, when I use this keyboard shortcut the snipping tool opens thus ...
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How to change pinned Taskbar Icon of Whatsapp?

On my Windows I have the Whatsapp App installed from Windows Store. Now I would like to change its Icon, without luck so far. I tried following this answer and it does create a taskbar Icon that opens ...
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macOS Sonoma, ShortCuts App, Impossible to delete a shortcuts as app freeze

A few months ago, I created a shortcut with the Shortcuts application that opens a Notion window and a Safari window side by side. However, I can no longer activate or delete this shortcut. As soon as ...
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Can I submit query to Gemini/Bard or other LLM by using an URL shortcut and search engine shortcut with %s url trick?

User is heavy user of search engine shortcuts in browser. It saves a step of going to a website in step 1. Assume a query like: Suggest 7 day trip itinerary to southern France to some LLM. Can I just ...
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Why is the shortcut's target sometimes read-only in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I observe, that sometimes in the sortcut's options the target is setable (s. the first screenshot) and sometimes it's read-only (s. the second one). Why? What does it depend on? Is there a way to ...
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Modifier key to open bookmark in a new private window

In Firefox if you hold down the Ctrl key when you click a bookmark the page opens in a new tab. If you hold down the Shift key when you click a bookmark the page opens in a new window. Is there a ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+u keyboard shortcut (unicode-selector) in Fedora 39 KDE-Spin (Wayland)

0. How can I disable the Ctrl+Shift+u keyboard shortcut (unicode-selector) in Fedora 39 KDE-Spin (Wayland-Session)? Whenever I hit this key combination on a GTK+-app, the infamous underlined "u&...
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Google Chrome shortcut all disabled?

I'm using a google chrome browser on a mac sonoma 14.1.2. Today, suddenly most keyboard shortcuts failed to work: I can't copy using cmd+c, nor paste (cmd+v) or find (cmd+f). Although cmd+left still ...
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broken start menu shortcut doesn't link to correct folder

The start menu in windows 10 has shortcuts to the user folders on the left (ie music, documents, etc). Somehow the program CUEtools changed the Music shortcut to link to another folder, and i have no ...
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Deploy Shortcut With GPO with PowerShell ExecutionPolicy

I am trying to deploy a shortcut to a selected couple desktops using GPO to the desktop. The target of the shortcut is powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass "C:\Scripts` Box\script.ps1" It ...
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Create a shortcut for the guest OS (VMware)

Is it possible to create a desktop shortcut for the guest OS in VMware and use it to launch the guest OS directly without opening VMware? I'm using VMware Workstation Player on Windows 11
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How to set Windows Shortcut icon to relative path?

Background I have a Windows Shortcut that executes a file using a relative path. Now, I want this shortcut to have a nice icon. I already have the icon image and I placed it close to the bat file my ...
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Switch to new page when I use ctrl+click in Firefox

When I use Ctrl+Click on a link in Firefox to open it in a new tab, I would like to automatically switch to that new tab. Is there any way this can be achieved? Thanks in advance!
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What are all the URIs paths for windowsdefender://threat?

I wanted to create a shortcut to directly get to the specific windows settings page where I can turn off the "real-time protection" temporarily. There seems to be a windowsdefender://threat ...
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Open file/folder with (Shortcut / Quick Action) for VS Code, Git Kraken

I was wondering if there is a way to have a shortcut similar to the Windows context menu for Git Kraken and Visual Studio Code, but on Mac OS (as a quick action) to easily open files or folders (...
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Acronis recovery breaks shortcuts in Windows when restored on identical machine?

I'm using Acronis to create recover an disk image to a replacement system. The image was created 2 weeks ago and is now being restored to a replacement machine(same batch, same vendor, same hardware) ...
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Win + X, U, U not shutting down my windows 11

Win + X, U, U is not shutting down my windows 11. Language is not the issue as i am using English. Everything is normal, The issue is that when the list opens after Win+X it doesn't response to any ...
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issue with launching an application with a keyboard shortcut

I am on Windows 11 Home. I have created a shortcut CTRL+ALT+A in the properties to start Ableton Live. I have created a project template that loads automatically when Ableton starts. The template ...
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Change argument to -y, --yes, --assume-yes

Can anyone help me alter this script to automatically YES? y? I don't need to or want to confirm yes, I just want to pass yes into the shell shortcut. cat << "EOF" >> ~/.zshrc ...
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How do I keep programmatic shortcuts visible in Recent Items?

Using this answer, I can create shortcuts (.lnk files) for various executables and folders. When I use the Recent Items directory (C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent) in the ...
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Windows 11: Disable Win + Alt + Arrow Keys to snap to top/bottom half

The new Windows 11 shortcut "Win+Alt+Arrow up/down" is interfering with other software I am using. Is there perhaps a registry way to disable this specific shortcut? So far I see that I can ...
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Can Thunar's "Places" list be re-ordered?

Thunar has a list on the side of the display, titled "Places". By default, it includes shortcuts to Home, Desktop, Recent, Documents, and many more. How can I reorder this list of shortcuts?
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Windows shortcut that accepts hyperlinks dragged and dropped from a browser

I want to create a shortcut on my Windows 10 desktop or an area on the taskbar that would serve as a drop target for hyperlinks dragged from a web browser. For instance, I want to drag the icon to the ...
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Shortcut to find and preview all PDFs in folder

On MacOS, is there a way to add a shortcut that will quickly search for all PDFs in a selected folder? More specifically, I'd like a shortcut* that, when a folder is selected in Finder, will search ...
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EXE on a network drive - how to create a shortcut on taskbar?

I've created a .bat file that runs the network exe, but it does not allow it to be made a shortcut on the taskbar: Within my runme.bat file: cmd /c start w:\programs\app.exe That does not work. I've ...
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keyboard shortcut repeatedly stops working in xubuntu

I have and almost fresh install of xubuntu 22.04.2. I use a lot the shortcuts to move the windows around (super+arrow_key), but in this case I notice that the ones for the right and up movement didn't ...
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Copy output from Google Colaboratory and Paste in Excel

Given a Colab notebook with the following cell url = 'https://files.grouplens.org/datasets/movielens/ml-latest-small.zip' extract_zip(download_url(url, '.'), '.') movies_path = './ml-latest-small/...
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How to identify which app is locking up this hotkey? Ctrl+Shift+N [duplicate]

I have over 100+ processes and have killed the obvious culprits by elimination, to see which app is locking up my key Combination. Now I can't use this shortcut in Chrome for incognito, I also can't ...
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How to disable automatic resolution of shortcuts (.lnk files) in Windows 10? Group policies not working

When a target source file/path is changed, any shortcuts (.lnk files) pointed back to them should no longer work. This helps alert me that something is wrong. This is what I want to see when running a ...
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Windows 11 File Explorer - New Shortcut With Custom Path On Taskbar - Opens New Icon On TaskBar

In windows 11 i created a new shortcut for File Explorer like below : %SYSTEMROOT%\explorer.exe /e,W:\ After creating this shortcut i dragged & dropped it to taskbar. Now when i click on it, It ...
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Problems removing desktop shortcuts from multiple user's desktops

Similar issue as here but didn't solve my problem (I don't have any Public Desktop folder): Problems removing desktop shortcuts from multiple user's desktops - Microsoft Community After installing a ...
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Save/Export saved shortcuts/webapps from Chrome

In Chrome-based browsers there is an option to make a shortcut as new tab from any URL and open those urls like a web app. My question is: is there any way to save/export those and load/import them in ...
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Prevent program installations on Windows 11 creating shortcuts on desktop

I want stop program installations automatically from creating shortcuts on the desktop on Windows 11! What if I want to allow programs which are newly installed to create shortcuts on desktop, but ...
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How can I store a webpage title inside a Windows .url file?

This is a question about the .url file format: How can I store the webpage title inside a Windows .url file ? I was unable to find an official documentation of the .url file format anywhere on the Net....
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Custom shortcut keys to .lnk files doesn't work anymore in Windows 11

I have created a custom shortcut key (in a .lnk file) for a folder directory, and it was working fine for a while. But it suddenly stopped working today when I tried to use the shortcut key. I have ...
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Visual Studio Code shortcut to close html tag

Could you please help, is there any shortcut in Visual Studio Code to complete/close html tags? For example I edit a file: <div><p>Some text | <- cursor is here, I press a hotkey and ...
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