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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (M.Office +++++)

    That's a nice list Dave, thanks

    Here are a couple more you could add:

    eventvwr - Event Viewer

    services.msc - Services
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (M.Office +++++)

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Hi Jerry, wherever you are, from the wintry UK . For some more interesting tips etc. log on to http://www.icufr.org/Newsletters/2006htm/may.html
    It's 12-45am Sunday and all is very quiet.... must all be in bed..... What do you think of the view in the attached pic? taken not far from where I live. Dave.
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (M.Office +++++)

    Beautiful, the Lake District and a beautiful mountain of some 3,117 feet, the third highest peak.

    I see we are viewing the Striding Ridge by the Red Tarn <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>.

    In June I will be running a half marathon which has a 3000 foot rise/fall over the distance, maybe one day I'll run there <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Subject edited by HansV to mention Windows instead of Office

    Chances are you MVP's and many of your readers are already aware of this slick bit of keyboard trickery but for the benefit of those who don't the attachment shows a quick way to access many programs without engaging in a host of mouse clicks. Should anyone know of more that can be added to the list, please post them. This tip was sent to me by a friend who subscribes to some very informative web sites. Want to sort Favorites into alphabetic order... Right click Start key / Properties / Customize / Advance / Favorites / OK / Apply / OK. Now hit the "Start" key then the yellow star / Right click list and select Sort by name. Dave.
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Thanks Dave! I like shortcuts but I can't always recall what to type! This list will come in very handy! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by WyllyWylly on 07-Jan-08 12:40. )</P>I've been doing this for years because it's so much faster to keep my hands on the keyboard. A trick I picked up was to enable the address bar in the taskbar, and it is always available - click and type.

    For advanced users, you can also add any path on your system's default search path. That way, if you have executable files living somewhere other than the default locations, they too will run using this tip.

    Skitterbug, make it a point to learn a new shortcut or two every week, and then you'll find it much easier!
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Hi Mark, what moves do I need to make to (as you put it) enable the "Address Bar" in the "Task bar", by which I suppose you mean the Address bar is either visible in the task bar or there is a tab which can be activated by using the F6 key then the left /right arrow keys. My powers of reason wonder what great advantage the said address bar being visible in the Task bar has over it being readily accessible by simply hitting the "Start" key then that of the letter "R"? Regards Dave.
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Hi Dave

    First thing to do is to right hand mouse click the Task Bar to show the menu

    1) Click Toolbars
    2) Click Address

    It may not be visible immediately so you may have to "Unlock" the Task Bar, you will have to do some dragging ( see image in next post)
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    ...and the next bit
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Hi Jerry, received and understood, good to know but [as I mentioned earlier] I am bent on using the mouse as little as possible so seeing I can access my "Home" page through the "Start" key [see attachment] I really don't see any great advantage of having the "Address" tab on the taskbar. Thanks anyway. * Another issue; I have stumbled on a much quicker way to cut or copy and paste anywhere, even between files / folder that are not open, without using the clipboard, it's quite possible that others have cottoned on to a similar trick already, if so, I would be interested to hear of them to see if they resemble the one I've stumbled on. Should there be none that resemble mine I will post the sequence of moves which I have found to be both simple and quick. Dave.
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    The taskbar version of the Address Bar is universal. It does things the Run dialog can't. You can type in a URL, the name of a program, a folder path or name, even some system commands. Plus, it's right there in front of you, saving keystrokes. I also use it as a temporary scratch pad to paste text or jot a phone number down when my pen isn't handy. Good stuff!

    I always cut, copy, paste, and UNDO with the keyboard. CTRL+X (cut), C (copy), V (paste) and Z (undo). You'd be amazed at what CTRL+Z can do - screw up something you were typing? Delete a file from Explorer accidentally? Hit CTRL+Z.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    OK, let's crank it up a bit then <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You can create shortcuts to specific keyboard shortcuts in your Menu as well.

    1) Open the start Menu
    2) Using your mouse right hand click the FireFox shortcut
    3) Select Properties
    4) Click the Shortcut tab
    5) Click into the Shortcut key field
    6) Press the Alt key and a letter (my example below shows I chose O)
    7) Click Apply and OK

    Now to open FireFox press Ctrl + Alt + O <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You'll have to play around with some of the letters as some are designated already like F and P hence why I chose O, but I'll let you play. You'll know when you have chosen a designated letter when an unexpected window pops up...but then you'll know that keyboard shortcut for the future <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Actually, that is a great tip Mark, Thanks.

    Here is a bizarre one, if I type Calc in Run, it sometimes takes ages but using your method of the Address bar, it comes up almost instantly <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    I know nothing factual, but I suspect that Windows caches path information to use for Autocomplete. When the Address Bar is open, it's always cached; the Run dialog has to load the information first or search the actual PATH variable.

    Just a wild-eyed guess before I head home for the evening. Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory!
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    Re: Shortcuts via 'Run' command (Windows)

    Hello Jerry; Hitting the "Start" key then right clicking the FireFox shortcut shows no Properties tab as the attachment shows, at least on my computer, I had to go to FireFox in the Programs folder & right click on it there to expose the Properties option but yes as expected, Ctrl + Alt + O opens my Home page. Great, typical of Microsoft, dozens of ways to arrive at a common destination but the quest -as ever- is to find the shortest especially without the mouse. As for the cutting & pasting issue I'll save that for later as it takes quite a few words to explain. Cheers, Dave
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