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I have been a big fan of the Run Command. Primarily because from the app you are currently working with, launching another app is just a few key strokes away.

Eg. if you are working with SharePoint, then typical run commands you would use is 'iexplore', 'inetmgr', 'iisreset', 'compmgmt.msc', 'frontpg' etc.

Previously I had come across an app called 'ExeCommand' that would let you add entries like the above with an associated path to the registry making it available off the run command. But now I am at a loss as to where I found the orignal app from. This started bugging me, becuase I did a format last week and I had no way of recreating all my run command 'shortcuts' (a guy needs his propper environment right).

So I thought of recreating the App (screenshot below). AppPaths does just the above. It lets you view, edit, and delete exisitng AppPath entries in the registry as well as create new ones.

For my convenience I have the following new/modified AppPaths

  • ie = internet explorer, so that all I need to type is ie (or ie <url>) to launch IE
  • entmgr = SQL Server enterprise manager
  • fp = FrontPage
  • np = Notepad

The code and application is shared here at ProjectDistributor

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2005 9:04 AM Misc | Back to top

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