Questions tagged [tasks]

Tasks are processes that are to be done. A task can be an item on a to-do list, a process that needs to be completed, a scheduled event to take place, or any number of things that need to be accomplished.

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Unable to kill task via command line, “Access denied”

Long story short, my dad has installed some parental protection software that I don't want running. It's easy enough to go to Task Manager and end task, but because the process starts up every time ...
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Windows 10 - Disable UWP process group apps from running automatically

Edition: Windows 10 Home | Version: 1909 | OS build: 18363.693. Just came across a specific process group on Windows 10, in the Task Manager. It is known as UWP and represented with a leaf, as one ...
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Creation date for Outlook tasks and flags

I am drowning under the volume of tasks I have to do, or ideas that I have (I also track ideas as tasks) that are tracked in Outlook. I had the idea of generating some statistics on tasks completed ...
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How to pass an argument of Scheduled Task properties with command line

I understand that I can create a scheduled task with command line using SCHTASKS.exe. I need to create a scheduled task that run even when windows goes in a sleep mode and I found how to do it with ...
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Duplicate tasks in Outlook To-Do Bar

Something has happened, and now all of my tasks are duplicated in the To-Do Bar of my Outlook Calendar. Adding a new task creates TWO, and deleting a task (or marking it 'complete') removes BOTH of ...
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How to get Outlook 2019 overdue tasks to turn red in Calendar view?

In Outlook 2019 Options, in the Tasks tab, I have Overdue task colour set to red which I think is the default. In the To Do list view, overdue tasks are indeed shown in red. But in the Calendar ...
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Outlook task doesn't accept automaticaly

I have created an outlook task. I assigned that task to another user, and the user gets an email saying to accept the task instead of just getting it. There is a problem here: The user needs to ...
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explorer.exe Window Steals Focus

I've been having intermittent problems with a window stealing focus in Windows 10 Professional. I ran Windows Focus Logger (by Adminscope) and it indicates the Process_name stealing the focus is ...
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How to kill specific task on windows

There is two visual studio solutions opened, both have discreete names but under the umbrella of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 name. How can I specifically close one, without closing another? Using ...
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How to interpret the Parallel Stacks window correctly

I built a simple .net core console app you can see the code below. My understanding is that we start with the main thread, which is the UI thread. Task.Run should create another (second) thread. But ...
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Beanstalkd (not Amazon's) redundancy?

I'm starting to build my architecture of servers for my current services and one central system will be the queue based on Beanstalkd. The issue I'm having is that with only one server with ...
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Ansible 'shell' task fails while the command can be executed directly on the host

I have a task in my playbook to kill all the processes of a given name: - name: stop twd if running #shell: ps auxww | grep 'twd' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9 shell: pkill pwd ...
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What is the longest time you can leave your computer doing a repetetive task without it taking damage?

For example, let's say we have a game where you run a bike around a tower by pressing down W. You can keep pressing W down for eternity the game will just loop. For every step, you gain 1 point. The ...
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Windows server 2019 shows 0% cpu usage

I have two servers, one with 2xXeon E5-2450v2 and one with 2xXeon E5-2420, both have windows server 2019 installed. A weird issue I've noticed is both servers show 0% cpu usage in both task manager ...
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Pressing [x] hides my apps

I reseted my windows after a blue screen of death and now I have the following issue: When I press close in any app (like steam, discord) instead of closing them, it minimizes them and just hides ...
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Run multiple instances of the same task in VS Code

I have created a task in VS Code in order to run my python scripts "on the push of a button", but now I want to experiment with sockets, so I want to run a server and a client at the same time. Server ...
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Make task in windows scheduler an important one

How can I switch normal tak to an important one? I want to prevent all minor tasks from waking up my computer, but I also created one custom task which I want to set as important so it can wake up ...
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How do I find a Service by task name in Windows?

E.g. I know the service uses 'myservice.exe'. How do I find what's the registered service name using this task, from MS-DOS prompt or Powershell?
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Mozilla Thunderbird + Lightning: a task with a shell command line

In Thunderbird Lightning, I created a repeating task to remind me to perform a back-up of files. Is it possible to have a command line to run the software in the text of the task? (I use Toucan to do ...
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Outlook: Flagged emails getting overdue within a minute getting red

I always used to flag emails for the followup in outlook for later in the day. I try to finish all the task in task list before end of the before they get overdue and turn red. From past 2-3 days, I ...
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How can I automatically kill unresponsive apps and games with a batch file?

Sometimes a game becomes unresponsive and I have to go into Task Manager and kill it, then restart it. It can be very annoying and time-consuming. While I know how to use taskkill and start an app ...
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How to kill child processes spawned by Windows task scheduler?

I have a python script that runs forever but I'd like to restart every day just in case it gets into a bad state, gets shut down, etc. I'm scheduling it daily with task scheduler, which is fine. The ...
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Google Tasks is redirecting to a different link now?

I have this link bookmarked: https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig?pli=1 but now it redirects to: https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/apps/keep-track-of-tasks/#!/ Anyone know a work around ...
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Check total usage of physical memory and CPU for a program on Linux

I want to compare how much physical memory and CPU power google chrome and firefox use. So I tried to do this with htop which I usually use to keep track of my system resources and found out that I'm ...
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SCCM Task Sequence Conditional Registry setting check

I'm testing a conditional argument as part of my SCCM task sequence. I want to check to see if a REG_DWORD does not exist. I seem to be running into an issue where I cannot get the system to check for ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Task ending

I'm trying to schedule a task in windows task scheduler, that will run on every user logon, as the user creating it. The task needs to run an .exe, and then stop. The thing is, it keeps running for as ...
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How do I check the elapsed non-responsive time of a task?

I want to check the elapsed time an active task has been non-responsive in Windows. Is there a function or program in windows that can display this to me?
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Avoid yes or no prompts in wbadmin script

I have created script for deleting old backups with wbadmin delete backup -keepVersions:10 and scheduled task to run with task scheduler. But this task scheduler is not working as this command ...
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Running windows task based on folder change event

I have been trying to get a way of running a windows task based on event. The event is a file being changed on a folder. This file is being changed by another process that I do not have control over. ...
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Task - email is not deleting after acceptance

My Outlook is not deleting the email after accepting the task and if I try manually delete the task is declined. My Outlook options:
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How to use tags in a hierarchy with Microsoft Outlook tasks?

Is there any way to create a "tag hierarchy" in MS Outlook? For example: Chef Joe Bob Al Ingredient Wet Oil Dry Flour Sugar And then associate various chefs & ingredients ...
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SkypeHost.exe, Microsoft.Photos.exe, Video.UI.exe

In TaskManager I see some strange apps running all time : However, i dont use any ms-photos, nor video.ui ... why are they running or how to permanently close them?
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Python - Press key after certain program runs

So I have this program that has to be running 24/7, and whenever it crashes, this window pops up And all I wanted to schedule is an enter keypress whenever either this program runs or this window ...
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Making a task to shutdown the PC when no one logs in for 5 minutes

I'm trying to find a way to shutdown my PC when it starts up and no one logs in for 5 minutes (or some other specified time). I've found similar tasks that try to shutdown the PC when it is idle. ...
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How to remove and prevent all processes except one that I choose from certain core in practice (win10)?

Problem: I have a single core process that has oscillating load (sc2 path optimizer). How can I make a script that moves this process to a certain core and prevents other processes to enter that core?...
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Process management in TempleOS: listing and killing processes?

TempleOS has different processes, according to docs/Glossary.DD.Z, There is no distinction between task, process or thread. The Fs segment reg is kept pointing to the current task's CTask. There ...
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Thunderbird Lightning: Customize colors and fonts of tasks list (userChrome.css)?

To better organize my tasks I would like to customize my tasks list in Thunderbird Lightning: Color tasks according to category. Done by add-on Chromatask. Works fine. The tasks over the due date ...
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Thunderbird Add-on “Lightning”: What is the difference between “Event” and “Task”?

If creating some date: When should I use Event instead of Task and the other way around? I saw that Task is also supporting start time and due time. Why does that make sense? When do I use which of ...
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Office 365: Single task to be done by multiple users

With Microsoft Planner, we can add multiple people to a single task, but if anyone of them marks it as complete the whole task will be marked as complete. But I would like to assign a task to my team ...
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Outlook: remind me of the incomplete tasks that are due today before closing Outlook

So I want outlook to remind me about the tasks that are due today and are not marked complete before closing the Outlook application. Is this possible?
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MS Project Successor Tasks based on Predecessor Task

I am trying to create a high-level plan that contains tasks that must happen before Sprint starts. For example, Task 1 must end 3 weeks prior to the start of Task 2. Task 2 has a fixed date. However,...
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Combining Windows Shortcuts — Restarting Outlook through a shortcut

Windows 10, Outlook 2013 Where I work, Outlook tends to lock up regularly, meaning I'm frequently killing it through task manager. I thought I could create a shortcut to restart it, but I can't get ...
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When does TASKKILL require a password and when not?

I run CMD as an administrator and run the following command taskkill / IM explorer.exe / F In all computers it works fine, But on a certain tablet with Windows 10 OS taskkill prompts for a password. ...
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How to remove a task that runs before Windows boots

I recently ran a program that is supposed to check the disk for errors. It wanted me to restart the computer so it can check the disk before Windows boots. I did, but there was some problem with it (...
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Change requestor of a task

(I don't have the English version of Outlook therefore some translations maybe aren't accurate.) Is it possible to change the "requestor" of an Outlook task? When somebody assigns me a task by ...
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taskkill fails for process when run from Notepad++ plugin NppExec

I made a batch file that kills a couple tasks and restarts them like so: taskkill /f /im "task1.exe" taskkill /f /im task2.exe start C:\path\task.exe This bat file runs fine when run through a cmd ...
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How to Create a Windows Task that activates on event in Powershell

Hey I need to create a windows task that acts much like the Logoff Scripts in Group Policy (our environment does not have AD) do. The task needs to run as the logged in user so that the script can ...
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Windows8, taskhost.exe consuming CPU cycle for hours

I notice this process 'taskhost.exe' has been running continous on my laptop for hours. It continues running even after I close the lid and reopen it. I tried using processexplorer to see what it is ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager Applications Window Excel 2013 Icon Meaning

Question: What is the meaning of the various forms of the Excel 2013 Icon in Windows 7 Task Manager - Applications Window? Background: I have four minimized instances of Excel 2013 in Windows 7, each ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Custom Handler

From Windows Task Scheduler within the Actions tab on some scheduled tasks there are values of Custom Handler assigned to the Action attribute. Question Is there a way to see custom handler ...