• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

10. Applications > 91. Launch Applications with Command-Line Shortcuts

Launch Applications with Command-Line Shortcuts

Launch applications quickly and customize what they do when they run, by using command-line shortcuts, parameters, and switches.

Windows is a graphical operating system, but all these pretty icons, menus, and clicking often get in the way of getting work done. That’s particularly true when you want to launch applications.

I started computing in the days of DOS, when real men and women didn’t use mice and icons (sometimes because it wasn’t an option). So, I look for any chance I can get to use the command line, particularly when doing so saves me time and lets me take more control of my computer.

That’s why I frequently launch applications using command-line shortcuts, along with parameters and switches. Parameters and switches let you customize the way programs launch. They’re usually specific to each individual program, though some work on many or all programs.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint