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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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1.5. Add the Run Command to the Start Menu

If you often use the Run dialog box to open programs, folders, and Web sites, you can make the dialog box much easier to launch by adding the Run command to the main Start menu.

The Run command opens the Run dialog box, which enables you to open many different types of files by typing the file's address. The Run command enables you to launch programs, folders, documents, Web sites, e-mail messages, Command Prompt commands, and more.

The Run dialog box is a very handy tool, but if you use it frequently, you will be disappointed to find out that Windows 7 buries the Run command in the Accessories menu (select Start, All Programs, Accessories, Run). This is very inconvenient and very time-consuming. However, ...

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