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Running Multiple programs at once from Windows Run Dialog Box

I like to open many programs from the Run dialog box. I need a way to be able to start multiple programs from one single use of the Run box. Though the question is straightforward, yet for any ...
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Create Alias for Start->Run prompt

I am trying to create an alias to start a program through the Start->Run prompt. I have tried using the registry trick to force cmd.exe to autorun doskey /macrofile=%UserProfile%\Desktop\doskey.txt ...
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Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a ...
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.cmd runs from cmd.exe but not from start menu / Run dialog

problem If I run a .cmd file from cmd.exe it works fine. However if I run it from Start menu / Run line, it opens in Notepad++, my editor. (edit I've it installed for years, didn't update it ...
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How to get to Environment Variables from Run

I often need access to the Environment Variables on my Windows 7. What command do I need to type in the Run window to get to them? At the moment I do the following: Control Panel > System > Advanced ...
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How do I increase the “buffer depth” of the run command in Windows 7?

I use the winr combo a lot to run commands and open paths. How can I increase the "buffer" of that selection box, or provide a longer history to select through? Is there a third party replacement that ...
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MySql dump restore from Run Dialog (not the cmd prompt)

I need to restore a mysqldump on a windows machine, which i perfectly know how. But I need to do it via the Run Dialog in one GO. So we open the Run Dialog and type : "[PathToMysql]\mysql.exe" -u ...
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Can I search on internet through the RUN prompt in windows?

I was used to keeping some shortcuts of my program in a folder which is included in PATH, so whenever I want to launch any of them, I simply hit Win+R, then the name of the program. As for websites, I ...
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Remove Internet Explorer Address Bar URL History from Run dialogue?

How do I prevent Internet Explorer's address bar's URL history from showing up in the Run dialogue? No tweak seems to prevent this. I'm running Windows 8.
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Open graphical runas window from script on Windows XP

My customers don't want to do a SHIFT+Right Click > "Run as" on a script. So I am looking for a way to do exactly the same from a batch script. How to open this window on Windows XP from a batch ...
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Adding Dropbox to the run dialog

You can easily access many user folders using the Run command (⊞ Win+r), including documents, downloads, pictures. How can I add Dropbox support for this? That is, how can I press ⊞ Win+r, type ...
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how can i set a delayed hibernation on windows XP?

this is working for me to set a delayed shutdown: shutdown -s -t 1000 this is working for me to hibernate my pc: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState but i cant delay a ...
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Customize Windows Run Dialog

Is it possible to customize the Windows Run dialog (invoked with Win+R)? For example, is it possible to replace the default Type the name of a program... message with something more interesting? In ...
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How to enable command history in Run, without enabling recently opened programs history in start menu?

I want to enable command history in Run dialog box, without enabling recently opened programs history in start menu? (!) This previous answer will enable history in both Run and Start Menu (recently ...
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How to enable command history in Run command dialog box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable history for Run dialog for Vista administrator In my PC (running Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit), the Run dialog box does not keep the history of previous ...
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How do I clear the Run box history in Windows 8?

Since there's no longer a taskbar/start menu Control Panel, how do you clear the history of the Run box in Windows 8?
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Run command for Adobe Flash settings

Is there a run command that brings up the Adobe Flash settings in the Control Panel? Run commands such as WinKey+R and typing cmd, msconfig, control, etc. but to bring up the flash player settings.
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Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?

Just a few days ago the Windows Run As dialog started to popup when booting/logging into my Windows XP machine requesting the user with which to run "this program". How do I identify which program ...
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Difference between executing command from command prompt and run dialog

Is there any difference between executing a command from an open command prompt and the run dialog (Win + R)? What are the pros and cons of each and when should I use one over the other?
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Change “winword” in run dialog from MS Word 2007 to 2010

I have both MS Word 2007 and 2010 (trial version). When I go to Start -> Run and enter winword, MS Word 2007 opens. I want to change it, so MS Word 2010 opens by default. How can I do this?
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Tab key doesn't complete commands in Run dialog

I like to use the Tab key to complete or skip commands and links in shells and browsers when I am typing, but when I hit the Tab key in the Run dialog, it causes focus to leave the text box, so I'm ...
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What algorithm does the Windows Run Dialog use?

I have a set of files (".r2w") extensions, that have a file association with Attachmate Reflection. I have several of these in a folder, which I've added to the PATH. I've also added .r2w to ...
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Calculate expressions from Run command window

Is there a way to quickly get the result of an expression in the Start > Run command input? For example, if I wanted to get the result of (5+9)*79 I'd like to be able to press ⊞ Win + R, enter the ...
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Windows XP “Run Command” not connecting to network drives

This is a recent problem; I have 5 PC's on a home network and two PC's (desktop and laptop) that now have the following problem. To connect to an unmapped network drive, I would typically click Start ...
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How to run a program as privilege from run box in Windows 7?

I want to start an application with admin privilege from the run dialog in Windows 7, how can I do that?
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Enable Run Command in Start Menu for Windows XP

My office PC doesnt have RUN option in the Start menu and I tried this to enable but did not work. Any idea? When I press "Windows + R", I am getting "This operation has been cancelled due to ...
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How does the windows run dialog locate executables?

When I enter "firefox" in the windows run dialog (i.e. the dialog that appears when you hit windows+R), firefox will launch. However, "firefox.exe" is not in my %path% because when I type "firefox" ...
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How can I customize the window that opens when starting a command from the Windows “Run” command?

If I start a console-based command (such as cmd or powershell) from the Windows Vista "Run..." command (Windows-R), it opens in a default command window. I'd like to customize the size, colors, and ...
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How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu?

I know that almost everything on Windows, like opening any sort of application, can be done from the command prompt or from the Run menu. How can I put my computer to sleep or shut it down? What is ...
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How can I get the Run dialog to remember my last entry?

On my Vista (SP2) machine, I can do this: 1 - Start -> Run 2 - Type anything, let's say "C:\" 3 - The correct window appears 4 - Start -> Run At this point, the dialog is empty! In other ...