As a system administrator, it is often necessary to open the Windows Command Prompt quickly. There are several methods available to do this, but one of the most convenient ways is to use a shortcut key. This article will explain how to open the Command Prompt in Windows 7 using a shortcut key.
The first step is to create a shortcut for the Command Prompt. To do this, open the Start menu and type “cmd” in the search box. Right-click on the search result labeled “cmd.exe” and select “Create Shortcut” from the context menu. This will create a shortcut on your desktop.
Next, right-click on the shortcut and select “Properties” from the context menu. This will open a dialog box that contains several tabs. Click on the “Shortcut” tab and then click on the “Shortcut Key” field. This will allow you to enter a shortcut key for the Command Prompt. The shortcut key should consist of two keys pressed together, such as “Ctrl+C” or “Alt+Shift+F”.
Once you have entered the shortcut key, click “OK” to save your settings. Now anytime you press the shortcut key combination, the Command Prompt will open. This is a great way to quickly access the Command Prompt without having to navigate through the Start menu.
It is important to note that the shortcut key will only work if the Command Prompt is already open. If you try to press the shortcut key when the Command Prompt is closed, nothing will happen. In this case, you will have to open the Command Prompt manually.
In addition to the shortcut key, you can also create a shortcut on the desktop that will open the Command Prompt when double-clicked. To do this, right-click on the shortcut you created earlier and select “Send To” from the context menu. Then select “Desktop (create shortcut)” from the submenu. This will create a shortcut on the desktop that can be double-clicked to open the Command Prompt.
Using a shortcut key or a desktop shortcut is a great way to quickly open the Command Prompt in Windows 7. This can save time for system administrators who need to access the Command Prompt frequently.