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Run Command ShortcutsThe Windows "Run" command is a very useful tool. It allows easy access to valuable functions such as the Registry Editor, the System Configuration Utility, Chkdsk and others. It can also be used as an alternative method of launching programs such as the Windows Calculator or Windows Notepad.
The usual way to access the "Run" command is via the Start Menu. However, there are ways to access Run more quickly.
Shortcut 1: Keyboard
Simply press the Windows Key + R to open Run from the keyboard.
Shortcut 2: Quick Launch
Shortcut 3: Desktop
The Desktop and Quick Launch shortcuts will have the familiar Run icon and will probably be named "&Run…". To remove the ampersand and ellipsis, right-click the icon, select "Rename" and enter a new name such as "Run Command".
Even if you create one or both shortcuts, the Run command will still be available from the Start menu.
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