IT Poetry

Loose the Start Menu
October 30, 2007, 3:45 pm
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First atual post:

Here’s a time saver. It saves me about 0.75 seconds about a hundred times a day, and adds predictability and control to the office experience. What it does, is letting you run your programs with keyboard short cuts. Setup time is about 4 minutes.

  1. Create the folder c:\PATH (or something similar)
  2. Right-click the my-computer icon, and choose properties
  3. Select the Advanced tab and click Environment Variables.
  4. Add’;c:\PATH;‘ to the end of the Path environment variable in the System variables group.
  5. Add shortcuts to your favourite items in the path folder. These should have simple and short names.
  6. DONE! -You no longer need the start-menu.

Now you can run the shortcuts just by typing [Windows]+R, and filling the run-dialog with the name of the shortcut you put in the c:\path folder. I recommend putting a shortcut to the c:\path folder in the folder itself. This way it will be easy to add shortcuts.


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