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Questions tagged [automation]

Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.

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Uniting Putty/WSL-openSSH with Ansible under the same private key and passphrase

In my PC I use Windows 10 home (build 17134.471) with WSL-Ubuntu (16.04 - Xenial) and Ansible. I often rent IaaS machines with latest Debian and SSH into them via Putty from Win 10 and all of my IaaS ...
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How do you configure selenium headless Firefox or Chrome WebDrivers to support inline frames?

I am trying an automation test that has inline frames from other sites. The test works in non-headless with the iframes loading properly but it does not work in headless firefox or chrome. When ...
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Firefox auto- login to site that doesn't keep me logged in?

There are websites I frequent (mainly my web host, Hostinger.com) that don't keep me logged in if I close the browser tab, and are annoying to log-in to for various reasons (like login delays due to ...
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Run a program from task-bar hidden icon automatically at logon

I would like to run a program (ToolwizTimeFreeze.exe) from his hidden icon on the task-bar(it starts only from this location) insert the password and activate the freezing option...It needs to be done ...
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How can I Autoconnect a L2TP VPN with presharedkey on windows server?

Just as simple as my question, every tutorial on the net, doesn't solve reconnecting L2tp, But pptp. They don't mention that rasdial doesn't ask anything about L2tp specific fields and without them, ...
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How do I schedule automatic updates on a desktop that's usually turned off?

OK, this is a complement to another question I posted here on superuser which was for a mac and that got answered today. Here I'll ask the exact same thing but, this time, it will be about a regular ...
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Is there any way of automating the startup of applications on virtual desktops on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Every time I start my computer I need to go to each different virtual desktop that I have and start the applications that I usually use on that virtual desktop, this is specially cumbersome for me ...
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How do I schedule automatic updates on Mac that's usually turned off?

I have a Mac Mini (2014) with MacOS Mojave on it. It is constantly plugged into an electrical outlet though almost constantly completely turned off (neither hibernate nor sleep). Moreover, it usually ...
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How to connect to OpenVPN GUI with AutoHotKey

I've been using the OpenVPN GUI with an .ovpn file (I use the one provided by free VPN SigaVPN) for about a year, and although I'm generally pleased with both OpenVPN and SigaVPN, it's getting tiring ...
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How to add hotkeys to Windows 10 system setting toggles?

There are certain system settings that I toggle regularly, such as enabling and disabling HDR or night light. Is it possible to add hotkeys for these or at least somehow toggle them without the ...
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Crop PDF (A4->A5) automatically before printing

I'm repeatedly printing documents with the same layout. The documents are generated as 1 A4 page, but the real content when cropped fits easily on an A5 and can (and should) be even enlarged. Right ...
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How can I create an automatic calorie counter in excel with a reference database?

I have a small database of nutritional facts of the foods I eat on a daily basis. Right now, to calculate daily intake, I put the information in individually for each unit of food consumed. I'm ...
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How do I programatically check disk partitions on windows 8 and 10?

I'm aware of diskpart, but that doesn't work in my case because I need to do this programatically, with no user input. diskpart doesn't provide any output when you give it a script so my program can't ...
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Including .msp updates for Microsoft Office in the Updates folder for initial installation

I read this technet blog post about including .msp updates for Microsoft Office in the /Updates folder in the installation directory for Microsoft Office. I downloaded and extracted all the .msp ...
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PPTX with linked presentation slide objects - Source file changes name - How to automize the fix/update

I have created this "Master Presentation Deck" in powerpoint consisting mostly of linked powerpoint presentation slides from other presentations. The whole idea is that we need a master presentation ...

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