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Chapter SUNDAY EVENING. Using JScript to... > Automating Windows Desktop Tasks

Automating Windows Desktop Tasks

Tonight’s final chapter will begin by showing you how to create JScripts that can configure Windows programmatically in a number of different ways using shortcuts. Shortcuts provide easy access to Windows resources and help make you more productive by reducing the number of steps required to locate and open a file, folder, application, or other Windows resource. For example, by placing a shortcut on your desktop, you provide quick access to a resource. By placing shortcuts on the Windows Start menu, you reduce desktop clutter. You can also reduce desktop clutter by placing shortcuts on the Windows Quick Launch toolbar. This toolbar provides single-click access to resources represented by shortcuts. When enabled, the Quick Launch toolbar resides on top of the Windows Taskbar.

You may be surprised at the number of resources you can administer using shortcuts. These Windows resources include


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