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Feed your Start Run Addiction

Posted in General at Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Check out this great post at Coding Horror:

In lieu of all these fancy solutions.. wouldn't it be nice if the Start, Run dialog was just a little bit smarter? That's when I stumbled across this blog post describing a very clever hack:

  1. Create a folder for your shortcuts under your user folder, eg, c:\documents and settings\username\shortcuts\
  2. Right click My Computer, click properties.
  3. Click the advanced tab.
  4. Click the Environment Variables button at the bottom of the tab.
  5. Under user variables, add a new variable named "Path".
  6. Enter %homedrive%%homepath%\shortcuts for the variable value.**
  7. Create shortcuts and plop them in the shortcuts folder you created.

The whole post is worth reading (as all of Jeff's stuff is) as it contains some great windows key short cuts along with other quick-app-launching tips.

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