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Tiny Pro Tips for Windows

saltyshiomix profile image Shiono Yoshihide ・2 min read

Hi, today I'll show you my favorite tiny tips for Windows.

Usually we use "right click" and see some context menu like this:

context menu

This right click context menu is editable by regedit.exe.

At this time I'll recommend some tips I use so many times.

CMD.EXE HERE

Do you wanna open cmd.exe and change directory HERE? I do!!

cmd-here1

cmd-here2

Here is the two source code:

(directory and directory background)

directory

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell\cmd-here]
@="CMD.EXE HERE"
"Icon"="cmd.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell\cmd-here\command]
@="cmd.exe /K \"cd /d %1\""

directory background

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\background\shell\cmd-here]
@="CMD.EXE HERE"
"Icon"="cmd.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\background\shell\cmd-here\command]
@="cmd.exe /K \"cd /d %v\""

Just open cmd.exe and cd %1(or %v argument), easy enough?

To install it, you can download any *.reg file from this repository:

https://github.com/saltyshiomix/tiny-pro-tips-for-windows

COPY PATH

Next, "COPY PATH" context menu.

copy-path

Here is the three source code:

(file, directory and directory background)

file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\copy-path]
@="COPY PATH"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\copy-path\command]
@="cmd.exe /c \"(echo.|set /p=\"%1\")|clip\""

directory

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell\copy-path]
@="COPY PATH"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell\copy-path\command]
@="cmd.exe /c \"(echo.|set /p=\"%1\")|clip\""

directory background

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\background\shell\copy-path]
@="COPY PATH"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\background\shell\copy-path\command]
@="cmd.exe /c \"(echo.|set /p=\"%v\")|clip\""

Conclusion

"CMD.EXE HERE" and "COPY PATH" are so useful when you develop on Windows machine.

I'm very happy if you use these useful tips :)

Thank you for your reading my article!

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Perfect timing. I just put together a new computer and I've missed the CMD Prompt feature I had installed on my last machine. I meant to go looking for it and it came to me....Thanks Much

 

Awesome, great tips! Definitely going to play with editing regedit.exe.

 

Thanks Andy!
And you can customize any registered executables! :)

 

Hey Shiono! Just wanted to share that you can embed github repos with this syntax:

{% github https://github.com/saltyshiomix/tiny-pro-tips-for-windows %}

 

Thank you for letting me know!
I'ts so nice to use, I remember it :)

 

that cmdExeHere is not needed :) just go to explorer -> open folder where you want your cmd -> go to navigation of cmd -> type cmd

 

Oh I don't know that!!
Thank you for letting me know :)

(But may be legacy Windows like Win7, that navigation is not supported, yet)

 

I year use my tuned version of Total Commander and theese functions are implemented there as well :)