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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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Clear Windows “Run” box cache

One thing that I use almost every minute is the Windows Run box (WINDOWS+R). It let's you type a path and auto-completes it really quickly so that you can jump to any dir in no time. My problem is ...
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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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Accessing web address via Run Dialog

I am experiencing a strange behavior when trying to access a web page by typing its address in Windows Run Dialog. Usually, when I just open the Run Dialog (WIN+R) and type in a web page address, the ...
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What is the Start > Run command to goto My Documents folder?

I believe there is a way to get to My Documents folder from Start > Run by typing something with a % symbol in it, but forgot how... something like %MyDocuments& I don't know what these type of ...