93. Opening a Command Prompt
to a Particular Directory from Explorer
the annoying features of Windows operating systems in general is that the
command prompt is not too well integrated with the desktop. This means that any
time you drop to the command prompt, you will have to navigate to the directory
you need manually, instead of being able to drop into any folder you want from
the desktop interface. Since at some point you will likely find yourself in need
of the command prompt to perform some function on your CP system, we thought
we'd show you a quick registry hack that will enable you to call up a command
prompt from any folder.
to 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ shell'
new key called 'Command.'
Edit the default REG_SZ value
for this new key with the text you wish to see when you right click a folder to
open the command prompt window. Assign it a name that's appropriate, for
example: 'open command prompt in this folder' or something similar.
new 'command' key, create another key called 'command.'
default value in this key the value of 'cmd.exe /k "cd %L"'
restart your computer, you will be able to right click on any folder and select
your new command to instantly open a command prompt window to that specific
94. Disable error reporting on
default, when a program crashes in Windows XP, A window pop up asking you if you
wish to send an error report to Microsoft. This tends to add extra irritation to
the already annoying fact of a program crash. To disable this behaviour, a
slight registry change is in order:
to disable the error report prompt.
95. Automatically close
small registry tweak, Windows XP can be set to automatically close any program
that 'stops responding' (crashes), eliminating the need for you to use the task
manager to close down the offending software manually.
REGEDIT and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\ Desktop
the REG_SZ entry AutoEndTasks with a value of 1