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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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Cannot end Windows 7 process, even tried pskill

I am having a problem where processes are hanging and absolutely refuse to die. I have tried using the task manager and pskill from the console (with admin rights) and while the program will state ...
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Conemu: How do I make several console windows in one tab from task file?

How to make several console windows in one tab from task file? I want to make a grid 2×2 of consoles in one tab. I can do it by hand when create new consoles and select "To right" or "To bottom" ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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How to keep a remote task running after running it in an SSH console? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to keep program running after ssh disconnection. How can I use ssh to run a command on a remote Unix machine and exit before the command completes? I am running a mongo ...
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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How Windows handles scheduled tasks when restarting computer?

I have an indefinitely running scheduled task that repeats every now and then and runs for few minutes. What happens when this task is running and I click restart or shutdown computer? Will Windows ...
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Unknown Process in TaskManager and cannot be removed

I have just found an unknown process in Task Manager. I have scanned my system with Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 and it could not detect any issues. But there is something there that shouldn't be ...
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Continue SSH background task/jobs when closing SSH

I have the same question as here but even beyond that. If I logout/exit the SSH connection, I need my program running in background. Before exit, I type bg and jobs to check background running task, ...
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ConEmu: How to call msys2 as tab?

I want to create a 2x2 grid of console, and I want it to be my default setting, meaning when I open ConEmu, this setting to be the startup setting. I have written a task like below: >* cmd -...
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Project Management Tools? [closed]

I'm looking for a better PM tool. Something like http://www.axosoft.com/ontime where it looks more like a e-mail client but preferably web hosted. Any recommendations?
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Task and Time management (tracking) software for Windows

I have seen a few discussions about the subject here, but it is still not clear for me which program I should use for task management. My requirements are following: It MUST... be Windows software (...
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Computer wakes up from hibernation at exctly 3:40am every day

I'm getting tired of waking up to my computer being turned on, and event log shows that it's waking up everyday at 3:40am and most times won't go back to sleep after the determined 30 minutes (maybe ...
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How to make a window task run everytime I enter my password/unlock the computer?

How to make a window task run every time I enter my password/unlock the computer? System is windows 7.
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Windows Task Scheduler, run task if task isn't running?

How do I ensure a task is running all the time? I use speedfan to control my fans and on occasion it crashes or it needs to be restarted. If I manually quit speedfan because it isn't working ...
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Offline task management software [closed]

I wish to have an offline task management software that could reside in System tray from where i could manage my tasks for the day. My OS: Windows 7. should support windows vista & XP as well. ...
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Programmatically add logon/logoff script on Windows

Is there a way to programmatically add a logon or logoff script in Windows? I don't want to use any graphical programs, everything's supposed to happen without the user noticing anything. Also, I ...
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Account based Conditional Formatting

I have two accounts in Outlook 2013, my work Exchange account and my personal Hotmail account. I am trying to conditionally format the tasks and emails in my To-Do List based on which account they ...