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Using shortcuts to execute commands

You probably have two or three programs that you run every day, or even many times a day. And, most likely, you have taken out the shortcuts of these programs to the most convenient place on the “Desktop” in order to launch them as quickly as possible. You can even more speed up the launch of these programs, if you specify the "hot" keys to call them. To do this, right-click on the shortcut of the desired program, select the item "Properties" and on the tab "Label" place the mouse cursor in the field "Quick call". Then press the key combination to call this program (Ctrl + Alt + letter, Ctrl + Shift + letter, Alt + Shift + letter or Ctrl + Alt + Shift + letter). Getting used to this way of opening programs is very simple, you even wonder how you ever managed without it.

For many Windows commands you can make shortcuts.

It is very simple to do this: in the context menu, select New -> Shortcut and enter the necessary command line, for example:

  • rundll32 shell32, SHExitWindowsEx -1 Overload Explorer
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL Open "Control Panel"
The list of commands is too long and depends on the system installed on your computer.

Here is a list of the most significant command shortcuts ...

  • rundll32 diskcopy, DiskCopyRunDll - call the "Copy Disk" dialog.
  • rundll32 keyboard, disable - disable the keyboard, valid until the next reboot.
  • rundll32 mouse, disable - disable the mouse until reboot.
  • rundll32 krnl386.exe, exitkernel - unload the kernel of the system, exit from Windows.
  • rundll32 mshtml.dll, PrintHTML "HtmlFileNameAndPath" - print the HTML document, where "HtmlFileNameAndPath" is the file path and name.
  • rundll32 msprint2.dll, RUNDLL_PrintTestPage - print a test page on the printer.
  • rundll32 netplwiz.dll, AddNetPlaceRunDll - call the wizard to connect the new network resource "Adding to the network environment."
  • rundll32 rnaui.dll, RnaWizard - call the wizard "Remote access to the network."
  • rundll32 rnaui.dll, RnaWizard / 1 - call the wizard "Remote access to the network" without displaying the initial window.
  • rundll32 shell, ShellExecute — open the Explorer (the Desktop folder).
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL - open the "Control Panel" folder in Explorer.
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl ,, n - calls the "Add or Remove Programs" window, in which the tab with the number "n" (from 1 to 3) is open.
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL main.cpl @ 0 - open the "Mouse Properties" dialog.
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL main.cpl @ 1 - open the "Keyboard Properties" dialog.
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL main.cpl @ 2 - open the "Printers" folder.
  • rundll32 SHELL32, SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder - open the "Printers" folder (another way).
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL main.cpl @ 3 - open the Fonts folder.
  • rundll32 SHELL32, SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL FontsFolder - open the Fonts folder (another way).
  • rundll32 SHELL32, Control_RunDLL modem.cpl, add - open the "Modem Properties" dialog.
  • rundll32 shell32, Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl - open the "Date and time" dialog.
  • rundll32 shell32, OpenAs_RunDLL - call the dialog "Open with ...".
  • rundll32 shell32, ShellAboutA WINHOWTO.RU - information about Windows version.
  • rundll32 shell32, SHExitWindowsEx 0 - close all programs, reload the shell.
  • rundll32 shell32, SHExitWindowsEx 1 - turn off the PC.
  • rundll32 SHELL32, SHExitWindowsEx -1 - overload the Windows shell.
  • rundll32 shell32, SHExitWindowsEx 2 - reboot the PC.
  • rundll32 shell32, SHExitWindowsEx 4 - forcibly close all programs.
  • rundll32 shell32, SHExitWindowsEx 8 - exit from Windows and turn off an ATX-compatible PC.
  • rundll32 shell32, SHFormatDrive - calls the A: disk format dialog.
  • rundll32 SHELL32, SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL AddPrinter - launches the " Add Printer Wizard".
  • rundll32 shell32, SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL Connect - launches a network drive wizard.
  • rundll32 SHELL32, SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintTestPage - print a test page.
  • rundll32 sysdm.cpl, InstallDevice_Rundll - call the hardware installation wizard.
  • rundll32 url.dll, FileProtocolHandler% 1 — open a web page, where% 1 is the site URL (including http: //).
  • rundll32 url.dll, MailToProtocolHandler% 1 — create a new letter, where% 1 is the recipient's e-mail address.
  • rundll32 user, CASCADECHILDWINDOWS - cascade all windows.
  • rundll32 user, TILECHILDWINDOWS - arrange all windows on the screen.
  • rundll32 user, disableoemlayer - system crash (!) - turn off all input / output functions (keyboard, display, mouse). As a result, there will be a black screen with a cursor and an unresponsive system, but Windows continues to work.
  • rundll32 user, ExitWindowsExec - fast restart of Windows.
  • rundll32 user, RepaintScreen - execute the "Update" command.
  • rundll32 user, SetCaretBlinkTime n - set the cursor flashing frequency corresponding to the value of the parameter n.
  • rundll32 user, SetCursorPos - move the mouse cursor to the upper left corner of the screen.
  • rundll32 user, SetDoubleClickTime n - set the speed of double-clicking the left mouse button (Double Click), corresponding to the parameter n.
  • rundll32 user, SwapMouseButton - swap mouse buttons (backward change is not possible).
  • rundll32 user, WNetConnectDialog - calls the " Map Network Drive" dialog.
  • rundll32 user, WNetDisconnectDialog - calls the "Disconnect Network Drive" dialog.
  • rundll32 AppWiz.Cpl, NewLinkHere% 1 - launches the wizard to create a new shortcut, where% 1 is the path to the source file.