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Easier way to add folder to PATH?

I think I'm too lazy to edit the PATH in GUI or typing too much in CMD... Is there easier way ? Can it be done in 2 clicks or a keyboard shortcut? I'm on windows
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The white flash page bug on pop up windows on Windows 11 Google Chrome

As you can see in the GIF below when I open a url or link as in the GIF, a white flash seems and irritates a lot. I have already tried chrome dark themes, Windows 11 dark mode active, Google Chrome ...
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Automatically (on login) allow projecting to a computer via windows wireless display

I have a crappy Windows 10 laptop which I want to use as a 5th monitor for my setup. I'm essentially doing this for kicks. I want to use the wireless display feature in windows to connect to the ...
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Restoring corrupted UTF-8 files

After my PC broke down I managed to make a backup of the relevant files before reinstalling Windows. Now that I'm restoring those files and setting the system up I noticed that some of the files got ...
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How to access WSL files from Windows 11 task scheduler script

In .BAT file running from Task Scheduler task as administator user eriting to file Windows Subsystem for Linux drive using echo test >\\wsl.localhost\Debian\var\lib\postgresql\12\test throws error ...
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How to setup OpenVPN config with TLS on Windows?

I'm using OpenVPN connection configured with Network Manager on Ubuntu. Now I need to setup the same connection on Windows, but I haven't found the way how to create VPN profile without .ovpn file, ...
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How to open all instances of same application on Windows 11?

I often have multiple instances of an application(e.g terminal windows) minimized on Windows 11. What's the best way to open all of them at the same time(via either shortcut or minimum clicks)? Ctrl+...
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How to open NFC tags on Windows like a mobile phone would? [closed]

Is there a pre-existing setting I can enable to use connected PC/SC contactless readers to open NFC Type 4 (and others, if reader supports) tags with NDEF payload on Windows 10+? If there's no such ...
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Copy Java installation to another system

I'd like to create a detached/offline Java setup on Windows to roll out to other systems and VMs. I know that some applications bundle Java within them, but I was wondering if I can also create a Java ...
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Prevent any batch file from closing automatically

I am worried my machine may be infected with malware. When I first log in there are batch scripts that open and close automatically very fast. Is there a way to see what program(s) executed a batch ...
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Modifying Default Windows 11 System Font

Winaero Tweaker is an app that allows for easy application of various hacks for Windows - where previously it would've taken manually changing settings or editing the registry it's now a click of a ...
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Make Linux GRUB run directly multiple Windows systems

With a triple boot system, I tested a solution to avoid the Windows Boot Manager menu triggered by the Linux GRUB (see here) and make the Windows systems start directly from the GRUB without passing ...
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Switching bluetooth headphones mode at certain short intervals

I connect bluetooth headphones and constantly changes the connection status from "voice connected" to "voice, music connected" at short intervals. With this work in the headphones ...
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Booting in WIndows 10 Installer from Grub

I have a 250GB drive on GPT. There are three partitions, boot, root,home for Ubuntu. I have recently had to add Windows 10, so I partitioned home and opened up about 60GB for Windows 10. I did (try to ...
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Why does Windows 10 sometimes seem to perpetually "shut down"? [duplicate]

Today, it happened again. It happens every once in a while. As I shut down my PC to take my bicycle ride, it displayed the normal "Windows is shutting down" screen, with no running ...
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Vertical axis overlapping title in excel

How do I fix this my vertical axis is overlapping the axis title as shown below
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Boot physical win10 disk in QEMU

https://www.tenforums.com/virtualization/179771-using-physical-disk-kvm-qemu-windows-vm.html?__cf_chl_tk=z_c4bUjts37uHd66EhURNiy75Wla6ioAk1ettZofip4-1670079604-0-gaNycGzNCH0 this got me the farthest ...
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How do I restrict inputs from input devices based on an app?

I need to restrict an input device, a controller (let's call it C1 for now) to be exact, based on an app. I need said app to only respond to inputs from C1 and not from another controller, keyboard, ...
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RAM memory leakage

In performance Tab, I'm using: 74% of RAM memory = 4.3GB. However, when I sum memory used by processes it is less than 2.5GB. Where is my RAM memory leaking, and how to fix it? Laptop specifications: ...
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Why does Windows 10 sometimes seem to perpetually "shut down"? [closed]

Today, it happened again. It happens every once in a while. As I shut down my PC to take my bicycle ride, it displayed the normal "Windows is shutting down" screen, with no running ...
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SSD has a lot of bad sectors on Windows, but I can't find any bad sectors in Linux

The title is self-explained, on Windows PE, I used DiskGenius to fix the drive, the EFI partition is screwed so I decided to remake one. After I got in PE, I opened DiskGenius, and realize it took so ...
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Is running Windows inside a VM generally safer from malware, viruses, etc than dual boot? [closed]

I just made a dual boot on my Windows 11 PC so have Ubuntu 22.04 on its own 1TB SSD and Windows 11 on a separate 500GB SSD, both internal. I am not using the default admin user in Windows but created ...
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Is there a cmd command to unblock apps that are blocked by organization administrator? [closed]

I want to unblock all apps that are blocked by administrator in python. The apps blocked are things like virus protection and threat, UAC, regedit, notifications, firewall etc. I want to unblock these ...
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If I am the administrator do I still have to type in the administrator username and password after UAC?

I just have a simple question. If I am the administrator of a computer with an admin username and password set, do I still have to type in the admin username and password in the prompt?
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Windows explorer "open with" custom powershell script

My goal is to be able to right click a file, say "C:\Users\My PC\folder\file.md", select my custom script under the "open with" option, and execute the file with said script. By '...
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Windows - sharing connection to WinTun interface - ping fails with protocol unreachable

I'm trying to access the network from the Windows app which creates TUN interface connection. Windows 10 Home Edition. TUN interface created with https://www.wintun.net/ project example code. When ...
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How does an operating system tell a computer to "wake on lan"?

Please have a look at this question: Wake On LAN works after windows shutdown but not linux I have the exact problem with my dual boot system and no solution yet. I still don't get how the operating ...
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Attempting to reset/reinstall Windows to factory settings

I am running into an issue where my computer frequently crashes when opening Steam or other games. That isn't really my concern at this point, as I have decided the best course of action would be to ...
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Extend PDF "Two Page View" across two monitors

Is it possible to use the "Two Page View Mode" in a PDF Viewer like "Microsoft Edge" (or another PDF Viewer) across two monitors? So that there is the left page on the left monitor ...
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Win11: Task manager's cpu usage discrepancy

The discrepency is between the two views: The 'Details' view shows a process as taking 11%. System idle is 80%. The 'Processes' view shows the same process as taking 70%. Total cpu usage is 80%.
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Change the iTunes Backup Location in Windows 10 fail

Cannot create a file when that file already exists? why is this happened?
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How does one add different local bind addresses in PuTTY?

I have the Windows 10 included SSH client installed. I use the following command (but different IPs and ports) in PowerShell to set up an SSH connection to a remote server. ssh -l username 1.2.3.4 ` ...
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Windows 11, block all programs except chosen ones

I am trying to find a way to block all program/executables on my computer except specific ones. I have a tendency to get distracted when I am supposed to study, so I want to disable all applications (...
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Disk usage spikes to 100% on windows

I recently bought a new laptop. Its Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Core i5-11400H @2.70GHz, GeForce GTX 1650, 16GB RAM and 700 GB SSD. I manually installed windows on it by myself and used Microsoft ...
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Is there anything I can try that might get a lost file on Windows 10 back?

On Windows 10, a text file of mine disappeared. I don't know how it could have happened -- makes no sense. I've checked the recycle bin. I know some of its contents and have tried using findstr to ...
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ubuntu wont start, vhdx file or virtual machine issue

I had a functioning verison of ubuntu running on windows 11 (using ubuntu on windows 11 app) but just followed some instructions to attach its vhdx file via disk management (I wanted to see inside). ...
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How to disable "Failed to update" sticky notification for Chrome on Windows 7?

As you've probably all heard, Google is finally ending support for Chrome for Windows 7 - makes sense, with the slow phasing out of the system. As for now however, I'm still fine using it with the ...
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Install msi package using PowerShell

I'm trying to install the Window application driver msi package using cmd /PS but couldn't manage that, since seems the package requires user interaction msiexec /i D:\a\test\ultimate\...
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Running batch file is somehow running executables from a previous batch file?

This is one of the weirdest issues I have seen in Windows. It seems that killing explorer.exe is causing the problem. The quick version of the problem is: It seems like Windows is confusing a ...
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What are uptodate DLL Versions for OpenSSL

In our application we bundle a 3rd party software, that uses OpenSSL. Now due to recent security issues (CVE-2022-3786 and CVE-2022-3602) we recieved a new version of that 3rd party software. It is ...
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How can I bypass this message on Windows Server 2022?

I got following cmd command and I want to start an .exe installer with this, but when I execute it the message after it pops up. START "DSM-Agent setup..." /WAIT /D %PATH% InstallClient.exe ...
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Why does Windows Search have an audio output?

I opened my volume mixer to tweak some stuff and found this. Why does windows search have an audio output?
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Statement completion in Windows Terminal displays but doesn't engage

Recently Windows Terminal got updated and it got History suggestions. It looks like this: As I type, it shows the history item that matches my entry. I thought pressing Tab would auto complete the ...
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How do I get a stats report concerning a particular program, e.g. MS word, Minecraft or EVE Online?

I can get a stats report concerning my network that looks like the following How do I get stats concerning a particular program, e.g. MS word? Info about the program I care about includes: the times ...
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Virtual machine with status aborted : VERIF_FILE_NOT_FOUND

I have a Windows virtual machine that worked fine until I went to Setting and shared a directory then the machine changes its status to aborted and when I try to launch it with this status "...
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How do I get the Win 10 taskbar to hide again if I trigger it to popup then click outside the taskbar?

I've seen a question on here about fixing the taskbar but I'm not sure if this is expected behavior or not. I want it to behave like the OSX taskbar: shows when I am in that activation zone, hides if ...
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Is there a way to rebind copy and paste keyboard shortcuts on a PC so that it matches the mac shortcut? Or vice versa?

For my job I use both a Mac and a PC and am frequently switching between them. So it's probably understandable that sometimes my fingers forget which machine they're typing on and try to use the wrong ...
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Open Missing in Right Click Menu for Large Set of HTML file in Windows Explorer

I have number of locally stored HTML files that I want to open in Google Chrome (or any default web browser). When I right click on number of HTML files, after selecting about 15 of them, the OPEN ...
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Why do environment variables only expand to a certain level of nesting?

I found some confusing behavior in working with environment variables. If I have two environment variables and one points to another, when I reference the pointer variable, it will be automatically ...
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How to set the default program for specific extensionless file?

I use Docker for Windows and I work with a lot of Dockerfiles. They're an extensionless file which can be read and opened in any text editor such as Sublime or Notepad. Related questions such as this ...
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