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32 views

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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1answer
37 views

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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3answers
491 views

.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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2answers
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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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5answers
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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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1answer
435 views

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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1answer
474 views

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?
3
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1answer
223 views

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?
3
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1answer
161 views

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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2answers
254 views

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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2answers
949 views

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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votes
1answer
60 views

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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9answers
120k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
447 views

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 ...