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Create A Run Menu Shortcut In Windows 10

The Windows Run Menu (also known as Run Command or Run Dialog Box), Is a very powerful utility that allows you to perform an array of tasks, such as accessing the Command Prompt, the Windows Registry, execute programs & applications and the list goes on. Wouldn't It be nice If you could access It with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Run menu shortcut on your computer's desktop.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. One way of accessing the Run Menu, Is to locate the Search box, type run In the Input field and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. It will then execute as shown In the Image below.

From there, you can enter commands to execute tools, do the very same by browsing directories to launch programs & applications, and enter specific keywords to access native Windows utilities such as the Command Prompt, Registry Editor and so forth.

If you're anything like myself and use the Run menu quite often on a daily basis, you'd certainly want It accessible right at your fingertips. As such, I will demonstrate how to create a Run menu shortcut on your desktop. The process Is extremely simple, so let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
explorer shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

Then hit Next to move forward.

Step Three:

Now you need to give your new shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Run Menu. When you've decided on yours, click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:

I've navigated to my desktop and as you can see, the Run menu shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional In the next step.

Last Step:

Upon double-clicking the shortcut, as expected, the Run menu has executed. I now have access to It at all times.

Final Thoughts:

Whilst It's not too difficult accessing the Run menu via the Windows 10 Search box or by other means of similar nature, nothing beats the simplicity of direct access by double-clicking a shortcut. Moreover, the shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory- In multiple locations of your choice.


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