Posts Tagged ‘tricks’

Open Command Prompt Here

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

I still prefer the command line for many tasks. Sometimes it’s just faster. It can be a deterrent if you want to run some commands in a deeply nested folder, however. So I like the “Open Command Prompt Here” feature, which can be made available in Windows Explorer’s folder context menus.

In Windows 7 it is there, but hidden. Hold the Shift key and right mouse on a folder to see the context menu entry. In Windows Vista it is half there. Holding Shift while displaying the context menu only shows the hidden entry in the righthand pane of the Explorer Window. Prior to Vista, you need to use PowerToys or edit the registry to add the context menu item.

There is more information here.

Shortcuts

Monday, September 13th, 2010

I like Lifehacker.  I love finding something new about something you thought there was nothing new left to find out about.

This is useful: Resize All Columns to Fit Text with a Simple Keyboard Shortcut

And this is fun: Watch a Demonstration of the World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot