The “Start Run Window” Shortcut

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Today’s Shortcut is the Start Run Window”. The Run command line may be one of the least utilized functions in the Start menu. This is a pity since it can be very useful. Many times we find it to be the quickest way to launch programs or to open folders and documents.  For example, if you want to get data stored on your server, and you know the address/location of that data, your could open the Start Run Window (see figure 2 below) and type the address in the window

Windows Vista/7 operating systems do not display the “Run” line on the Start menu in the default setting but the Run line can be accessed in all current versions of Windows by following this shortcut.

Here is the shortcut:

First, press and hold the”Windows button down at the same time as the “R” button. A window like that in Figure 2 should open and you can now enter in your desired text.

Give it a try and let us know how it works out for you.

Figure 2