From: John Braner on
On 25/03/2010 17:46, Glennbo wrote:
> The killer robot John Braner<me(a)> grabbed the controls of
> the spaceship and pressed these buttons...
>>> Interesting. I'd been using cmd from the start menu or a shortcut.
>> Me too - I've never seen this before. I'd just click on run and type
>> "cmd". Or have a shortcut for cmd over in the apps menu.
> The time when it really comes in handy is when you need a command prompt
> that's a bunch of levels deep in folders. Like if you were to in Explorer
> click your way to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc, holding shift and right
> clicking to get a command prompt that's already sitting at that level is a
> lot easier than having to issue the command,
> CD \Windows\System32\drivers\Etc in your command prompt window.

I agree - that's great. After all these years I've never seen that ;-)

John Braner

From: John Braner on
On 25/03/2010 18:15, Glennbo wrote:

> Also, the fast way to get a plain vanilla command prompt is to hold the
> Windows key down and press "R", which will open the run dialog, then type
> CMD and press enter.

That's another excellent one! (that I didn't know)
I guess it's always been easier to click on "start" -> "run" than think "What key combination was
that again?" ;-)

John Braner

From: Martin Holmes on
Ben Goldman wrote:
> Martin Holmes let loose with the following tirade:
>> For Linux users with Gnome (e.g. Ubuntu):
>> sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
>> gives you "Open terminal here" on the File menu and the right-click menu on
>> any folder.
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
> And Super User level at that. ;)

Not for me, unless I start Nautilus as root. I get the terminal opened
with the same user that started the Nautilus process.

From: Phoenix on
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:48:35 +0000 (UTC), Glennbo
<vdrumsYourHeadFromYourAss(a)> wrote:
> The killer robot Phoenix <fake(a)> grabbed the controls
> the spaceship and pressed these buttons...

> > Quick Launch still exists; it's just hidden in a folder somewhere.

> It's here, and you can pin an icon for it to the task bar, but it's
> kind of a kludge IMO.

> C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Quick Launch

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Back when I was running windows 7rc I found a way to put it back like
it was; can't remember details now though. I'll see if I can find it
From: Nil on
On 26 Mar 2010, Glennbo <vdrumsYourHeadFromYourAss(a)> wrote in

> Surely you know about Windows Key "E" to launch an explorer window?
> The keyboard is your non-gui friend!!! ;)

I ought to learn these. Unfortunately, none of my desktop machines have
keyboards with a Windows key. They are all using these great old heavy-
duty keyboards with clickity keys that I stole from the dumpster at
work about 15 years ago. They were tossing out a bunch of unix
terminals that they didn't use any more and I snarfed up a bunch of the
keyboards. I love 'em, they're built like tanks! I recently found a
company on-line that makes new ones with a Windows key - I'll be in the
market for one when my current ones break... which at this rate may not
be for another ten years or so.