Might be easier to set up with FaRR?
But for the idea behind, check out "Wis Shortcuts" at http://www.wis.no/freeware.htm
Extract from the ReadMe:
I've been "preaching" for my shortcuts to everyone who would lend me an ear.
So if you are reading this without me bending your arm behind your back I'm very happy:-)
And if you have any hint, suggestions or improvements I would be very happy to hear from you.
Approx 3 years ago I found the description of how to execute shortcuts by adding their path
to the Path system variable.(Main idea taken from http://www.virtualplastic...tml/misc_cut.html#special)
Since then I have collected over 260 shortcuts!
Most of them very special and only useful for me, but here I have extracted the most useful one
and the ones that are most portable to other computers.
The highlights of my shortcuts:
gt <search term> - Google This; Opens google searching for <search term>
ggt <search term> - Groups Google This, same as above but opens groups.google.com
go (clipboard) - Runs what ever you have in clipboard. Example: Copy an url to clipboard and
win-r go and you will open Internet Explorer at the url in your clipboard
Example 2: If you have the full path to an excel document, then just win-R go to open the
ie <url> - opens Internet Explorer at the given url
lex <search term> - Opens wikipedia searching for <search term>
pf - opens Program Files folder
rj (clipboard) - Opens regedit with focus on the reg-key in clipboard
In the package I have added a few of my everyday tools, all(as far as I know) is freeware.
The tools is not my creation and if you find that they should not be in the package let me know
and I'll remove them.(Later I might add credit and reference to the respective homepages...)
I guess some of the tools will be outdated in a few months(especialy the sysinternals tools
that is updated regularly) and I strongly advise you to update the tools every now and then.
HOW IT WORKS
It works by adding the path to where the shortcuts are to the system path variable.
The system path variable tells the system where to look for programs that you try to run from
Win-R or Command Prompt
- If you can't remember the shortcut just Win-R find google => you will get a list of shortcuts
that contains the word google.
- To create new shortcuts right click the exe/shortcut/folder and choose "Send To" - "Wis Shortcuts"
You will then be asked for Name and Description.
- If you want a kickstart in using the shortcuts I recommends that you hide your Quick launch
icons and print the Win-R hlp page.
- Create a shortcut to Shortcut\Tools\RemoveClipboardFormatting.exe on your desktop and set the
"Shortcut Key" to CTRL-ALT-V. Then if you want to copy the full path of a file, all you have to
do is mark the file in Explorer, press CTRL-C(copy) and CTRL-ALT-V to paste the filename with