Create your own Run command in Microsoft Windows

Why should you create Run command?

Using Run command on Windows you can directly open any application with a command instead of searching for its location for eg: just by typing “ym” in Run you can open Yahoo Messenger or “mf” for Mozilla FireFox, or “gc” for Google Chrome etc.

You might know few commands such as cmd, calc, regedit which are inbuilt Run commands for Windows programs.

How to create your own Run command?

1st Method

Rename the desired program’s executable file shortcut for which you want to create shortcut, for example Google Chrome.

Copy-paste that shortcut in Windows folder (C:/Windows or wherever you have installed your OS). After pasting that shortcut in Windows folder you can delete the mf shortcut from the Desktop.

Go to Run and check whether your shortcut is working or not.

Now using same procedure you can create shortcut for any of your favorite programs.

 2nd Method

Right click on your Desktop->New->Shortcut.

Create Shortcut dialogue box will pop up.

Click on “Browse” and then go to the actual location of the application for which you want to create a Run command.

For eg: I want to create shortcut for Mozilla FireFox so I will browse to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and select the firefox application.

Click “Next” and type any name for your shortcut like eg. “mf” and select “Finish”.

Now you can see a shortcut “mf” on the desktop.

 

Copy-paste that shortcut in Windows folder (C:/Windows or wherever you have installed your OS). After pasting that shortcut in Windows folder you can delete the mf shortcut from the Desktop.

 Go to Run and check whether your shortcut is working or not.

 Hurray!

Now using same procedure you can create shortcut for any of your favorite programs.

Show Legal Notice in Windows Xp/Vista/7 before Desktop is loaded

You might like to show some legal notice at startup before the Desktop is loaded if your PC has multiple users or you are running some Cyber Café. You can do this in just few steps by a small registry hack.

To do this read the following steps:

  1. Go to Start->Run, Type regedit and Select ok
  2. Navigate to  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
  3. In system on right side pane double click on “legalnoticecaption” and enter the desired caption for the notice and select ok.
  4. Below that double click on “legalnoticetext” and enter the desired legal notice and select ok.
  5. Restart your computer after this and you can see the legal notice before Desktop is loaded.