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Monday, May 21, 2007

How to make effective use of Start > Run in Windows

Start > Run can save you a lot of time and clicks if you know what you're looking for. The commands below represent a small selection of what's available, but should help get your clicks up to a run, without even breaking out in a sweat!
Click Start > Run then type:
  1. access.cpl – Windows accessibility options
  2. charmap – Need a special character fast?
  3. clipbrd – Check out what's on your clipboard!
  4. control folders – Folder options for the desktop customization lover
  5. control fonts – Opens the Fonts folder
  6. dfrg.msc – Speed up your machine by defragmenting your hard drive
  7. intl.cpl – Check out your regional and language options
  8. logoff – Does precisely that
  9. mmsys.cpl – Sounds and audio devices properties
  10. notepad – Starts Notepad
More commands available under XP Run Commands.