Is there a way I can bind a keyboard combination (for example Win + c) to launch the command prompt in Windows 7?
Find a Command Prompt GUI icon. There's one located in
My keyboard doesn't have a Windows key, so I don't know about the specific combo you requested, but I confirmed that this works in the general case with Ctrl+Alt+C.
Well the second best thing is this:
1) Hit "WinKey + R" to launch the run-software (or whatever it is called)
2) Type "cmd" into the run command-line. Then hit "enter"
This will launch the command prompt. Whatever was your last launch-command will be saved there. In this scenario, you've only ever typed in "cmd". Next time you only have to hit "WinKey + R" and then "Enter" to launch the prompt, as the "cmd" will be there when you start run-commandline.
E.g. I use it to instantly open a private window in firefox by inserting "firefox -private-window" into the command line.
Hope this helps.
The following will allow you to create a persistent hotkey that will open a new CMD window every time you press it. As another user noted, one of the other answers allows you to create one new CMD window with the hotkey, but subsequent presses just bring that window into focus instead of creating additional windows.
Ensure Shortcut Hotkeys Persist
In order to make sure your hotkey configuration persists across reboots, create a new folder called
Create Batch Script to Open a CMD Window
Create a Shortcut to the Batch Script