I've been making shortcuts to thing I use often so I don't have a cluttered taskbar. I have shortcuts for games, thunderbird, etc, and just type
winkey+r tb for thunderbird or
winkey+r wa x^2+2x+3 dx to search wolfram alpha.
I've tried passing arguments through shortcuts, for example this is one I got to work:
Shortcut name: wa Shortcut target: C:..\chrome.exe "http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=
I wish I could do %1, because it does put a space in there and I can't get this one working:
Shortcut name: kill Shortcut target: taskkill /IM "
The shortcuts for some reason don't want to keep the arguments
So after shortcuts started failing me, I wanted to try bat files, but I needed to hide them. So I tried the vb script that a lot of people use. The only problem is that I have to use a batch file to start the other batch file invisibly, thus making it useless. If I try to start it with a shortcut, the arguments don't come up!
Does anyone have a solution to this?