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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3212 on: September 18, 2016, 06:19:57 PM »
I have a desktop shortcut to a webpage that opens in ie. I want it to automatically close a pop up and scroll down to a video on that page. What's the best and easiest way to accomplish that?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3213 on: September 18, 2016, 06:22:12 PM »
I have a desktop shortcut to a webpage that opens in ie. I want it to automatically close a pop up and scroll down to a video on that page. What's the best and easiest way to accomplish that?
Why not just download the video and play it from the desktop?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3214 on: September 18, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »
It changes everyday (daf yomi for    an older user who needs as few steps as possible)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3215 on: September 18, 2016, 06:54:31 PM »
It changes everyday (daf yomi for    an older user who needs as few steps as possible)
It may work to create a desktop shortcut in chrome
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3216 on: September 18, 2016, 07:00:18 PM »
It may work to create a desktop shortcut in chrome
And then what?

I have a desktop shortcut to a webpage that opens in ie. I want it to automatically close a pop up and scroll down to a video on that page. What's the best and easiest way to accomplish that?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3217 on: September 18, 2016, 07:41:41 PM »
And then what?
Sorry I didn't think thru your question, you're right it won't help
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3218 on: September 18, 2016, 08:08:09 PM »
Sorry I didn't think thru your question, you're right it won't help
I saw something about imacros. Would that do the trick?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3219 on: September 18, 2016, 08:21:49 PM »
I saw something about imacros. Would that do the trick?
Or possibly AutoHotKey
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3220 on: September 19, 2016, 02:45:14 AM »
Can you post the link?  I can probably create a page for you that will just load the video from that page.  So all he has to do is open the new link and it will just play the current video from that site.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3221 on: September 19, 2016, 08:17:27 AM »
Can you post the link?  I can probably create a page for you that will just load the video from that page.  So all he has to do is open the new link and it will just play the current video from that site.
This link should go to the current day daf:

https://www.ou.org/torah/dafyomi

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3222 on: September 19, 2016, 09:19:15 AM »
Don't think I can.  Maybe a more advanced programmer.  This is response header when going to your link:
Code: [Select]
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Server: Apache
Location: /torah/dafyomi/bava-kama/111
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Access-Control-Allow-Methods: POST, GET, OPTIONS, DELETE, PUT
Access-Control-Max-Age: 1000
Access-Control-Allow-Headers: x-requested-with, Content-Type, origin, authorization, accept, client-security-token
Content-Type: text/html
Cache-Control: max-age=2592000
Content-Length: 0
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:13:23 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Location: field probably gets updated daily. 

You need someone who knows JQuery to do this easily.  The div that needs to be loaded from your link is:
Code: [Select]
jw-media jw-resetJQuery code is (from API):
Code: [Select]
$('#result').load('ajax/test.html #container');(https://api.jquery.com/load/)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3223 on: September 19, 2016, 11:11:04 AM »
FWIW I don't see a popup when clicking the link.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3224 on: September 19, 2016, 04:31:18 PM »
Correct.
I haven't read up on it in a while, but i think the way it works is that since everything is virtual anyway, the same files are seen as being in both places at once, and you can edit them from either place.
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Due to the way Windows works, Dropbox will only monitor file changes if the files are located inside your Dropbox folder . . . you need to move the desired file/folder to your Dropbox folder, then create a link from its old location so that it can still be accessed from there:
[http://www.dropboxwiki.com/tips-and-tricks/sync-other-folders]

Doesnt look like this plan is going to work ...
Dropbox Folder Sync which is recommended on the page I linked above just moves the files to dropbox and replaces the original folder with a virtual one which defeats the purpose for me.
I'm looking into boxifier. It claims that it does notmove the files into dropbox, so that you can even syn an external HD that is bigger than the local drive -- seems like exactly what I need.