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3. Windows Explorer > 31. Put a Command-Line Prompt on Your Desktop

Put a Command-Line Prompt on Your Desktop

Command-line junkies always want the command prompt within easy reach. Here’s how to put a command prompt directly on your desktop, so it’s there whenever you need it.

If you use the command line regularly—for example, to launch Windows Explorer with shortcuts [Hack #22] —you’d like the command line within easy reach. In fact, you’d like it right on your desktop. XP has no built-in way to do that for you.

But there’s a great free program called MCL (http://www.mlin.net/MCL.shtml) that runs as a small command line you can put anywhere on your desktop, as shown in Figure 3-22.

Putting the command line right on your desktop with MCL
Figure 3-22. Putting the command line right on your desktop with MCL

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