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Setting the window icon for a command prompt window

Q: Setting the window icon for a command prompt window

I have a set of scheduled tasks, all of which run programs written in Open Object REXX. Consequently, the Command Prompt windows where these tasks runs inherit their icons (at the top left of the window) from the rexx.exe program that handles my scripts.

This means that all of these REXX tasks display the same icon in the taskbar, or system area, which is unhelpful.

I doubt that there's any way of influencing the icon from my REXX code itself, but is there some sort of wrapper program that I could run, which would allow me to choose different icons for each of the scheduled tasks? Perhaps by running my REXX from some program other than a Command Prompt window?

I'll also go and ask the REXX community, so we'll see who gets there first!

I realise that this is something of a long shot, but if I don't ask, I'll never get...

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A: Setting the window icon for a command prompt window

Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie


[I]s there some sort of wrapper program that I could run, which would allow me to choose different icons for each of the scheduled tasks?


You're asking us how to create a Shortcut.

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ok when i click on a icon on the desktop a command prompt window comes up.. i cant even right click the icon to open it either.. ther just aint no way of opening it.. unless i reinstal the program.. but some programs cant be uninstalled lol if anyone could help it would be very nice :D and ill post a screen shot of the box thingy im talking about if i find out how to

Thanks
Drift

A:Command Prompt Window

hey
Sometimes when i left click my mouse, for no reason the right buttons menu appears under the pointer. It doesnt matter where I click. Mine goes away however when the computer is restarted. Can you use your keyboard to navigate your computer? Or is everything locked.

If it is the later it would seem like a malware issue

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When I run Command prompt from accessories (using a shortcut) I see cmd.exe as a process using task manager. However it does not appear under the application tab and there is no window.
Cmd.exe will run ok directly from c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe or pressing the windows key and typing cmd.exe into the search field.
I read somewhere that HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Fullscreen must be set to zero. I did that but it made no difference.
Another suggestion was delete the following registry keys. However that made no difference either.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy] mode
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

If I start up in safe mode or login as a different user it works perfectly.
I have a feeling it is a carryover from Windows Easy Transfer when I migrated from xp.
Up till now I have lived with it by just using cmd.exe directly. However I have a new application that that uses cmd.exe and is being effected by it.

A:Command Prompt has no window

There may be some damaged or corrupt system files. If you haven't already done so, try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (Option Two, this tutorial.) If damaged/corrupt files are found it may take running SFC three or more time to fix everything it can.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If there were no integrity violations found after running SFC see if you can get cmd.exe to "run as administrator" using one of the options in this tutorial.

Run as Administrator

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How do I open a command prompt window when in safemode
I have successfully booted in Safe Mode, and the drivers are loaded but system reverts to the login window.

Thanks

A:Open command prompt window

Hello dbldee,

You could open a command prompt just like you normally would while in Safe Mode. Open Start Menu, type CMD and press Enter.

If you wanted to open a command prompt with Safe Mode instead, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Command Prompt at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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For a few days, a DOS window pops up briefly, first at windows start up but then throughout the session. I haven't determined any trigger. It looks like it's doing something with a temporary file --creating, deleting?? not sure as it is only up briefly, but I am able to read the changing file names of the naming convention je*.tmp. I have seen je98.tmp and je288.tmp. I have done WE searches and looked in the temp file folder. Probably the names are generated on the fly. I cannot relate it to anything new I have changed or installed. I did install Malwarebytes' Antimalware last week and there was a Mozilla Firefox update earlier in the week, but I think this started days after the first install and not really sure when the Firefox update was. I don't know how to track this down.
Thank you.
Chris

A:DOS Window (command prompt) keeps popping up

try to optimize you system, In optimizing your unwanted or junks file deleted and also increase the system performance.follow these steps http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/optimize.mspx

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When I maximize the command prompt window it is not wide enough, and it is too long from top to bottom. I can't resize it with the mouse. How do I make it the size I want.

Thanks

Steve
 

A:Resizing command prompt window

Right-click at the top gray bar of the window and select Properties. Under the Layout tab, you'll have the options to resize the window.
 

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How do I open a command prompt from an Explorer Window?
Of course it must open at the same path without having to type in navigation commands (that's the whole point).

Thanks,
Jon

A:Command Prompt From Explorer Window

Press and hold down the Shift key, then right click on the folder that you want to open the command prompt at that location for and click on "Open Command Prompt Here".

Open Command Window Here

or

Open Command Window Here as Administrator

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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic...look?replies=1

A:If you are bored with the Command Prompt window - try this

Try what, WHS?

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When I click on any drive a command prompt window pops up. The only way I can access my drives is to right click and open. Please help. Thanks

A:Unwanted Command Prompt Window

It's not exactly the same problem but you might want to try the fix given at this site.

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Hi All,

Just joined up here though I have been visiting for tips etc.. for a little while. Anyway the issue I have is related to a Dos/Command prompt window in Windows XP (Ultimate).

In all previous versions of windows, when a dos window is opened, you can drag and drop a file or folder name into the window, and the prompt puts the full path and name of the file/folder there for you.
In Vista, it wont let me drag anything into the window. This is a pain because if I want to refer to a file or folder with a long and complex path, I have to manually type it in, sometimes having to refer to items using the old 8.3 dos format such as progra~1 for "program files" for example.

I have tried running the cmd.exe shortcut as administrator also and it doesnt change anything. I get a no entry sign as soon as I try to drag a file into the window.

Can someone tell me how to get round this please ?
I may be missing something obvious here but I have only had vista for about 3 weeks and finally have it stable, albeit on some older hardware.

Any help much appreciated

System Specs :-
Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz HT
ASUS P4C800-E M/B
2GB DDR RAM dual, interleaved 800 FSB
System: 2 x WD Raptor SATA (Raid 0)
Page file: 2 x UltraSCSI 3 (Raid 0)
Data: 1 x SATA 2 IDE

ATI Radeon XT1950XTX
SB Audigy 2

Windows Vista Ultimate - Clean install onto raptors
Windows Experience Index overall 4.3 (lowest = cpu = 4.3)

A:Command Prompt window problem, can anyone help ?

Hi Antagonistix!!

Welcome to TSF!

Try to refer to this article on tips to do that:
Command Prompt Vista

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Greetings I'm working on a customer's HP All-In-One computer with Win7SP1, giving it a "tune-up". The first problem I came across was that Windows Update wasn't working and the last update had been in April. For some reason the service had been disabled, so I re-enabled it. Something like 30 updates mostly failed during restart, but after trying a couple of times they finally took.

I then wanted to run "sfc /scannow" via the command-prompt shortcut under Accessories, as an admin. The CP window opens and instantly closes again. I thought, "That's odd," and booted to Safe Mode. Same problem. So I booted to Safe Mode w/CP, and same thing, the computer boots to Safe Mode, the CP window opens and closes instantly.

Other things I've tried:
-Since I can't run "sfc", I removed the drive and connected to my Win7 computer via USB and ran sfc with the switches for off-boot drive/dir. It ran successfully and said it repaired some errors but not all. It says that for every computer I've ever run it on.

-Virus Scans: Computer had MS Security Essentials, so did full scan and it found like 3-4 viruses (mostly java based). Then installed Malwarebytes and it found 2-3 more and cleaned them. I then ran MRT(Malicious SW Removal Tool) and it found 1 more virus. I then uninstalled MS SE and installed Avast!, and its scan found 1 more. It then did a pre-boot scan and everything was clean. Finally

-Tried adding the /k switch (to force CP window to stay o... Read more

A:Command prompt window won't stay open

Never run registry cleaners, not even CCleaner's. They can cause massive issues and more likely brick your PC.

I have a feeling that the virus has blocked the command prompt from opening. I would advise you make sure your PC is clean before we do any work:


Please read all of the following instructions found here: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

After reading all of the instructions found above post the required logs in a new thread: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

Please note that the virus team is very busy and will get to you in due time. If you do not get a reply within 72 hours then you may bump the post.

Do not post any logs here!

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Hello all,

I am unable to open the Command Prompt window using Start->Run and entering cmd. When I enter cmd, all of the icons on my desktop disappear, the screen flashes, and then the icons reappear. The Command Prompt window never appears, not even briefly, and there are no error messages. I have gone into the System32 folder and double-clicked on cmd.exe, and the exact same thing happens. I am able to perform other commands using Start->Run such as %APPDATA%, msconfig, and explorer.exe, but the Command Prompt simply will not open. Any and all help is appreciated.

System Info:
Windows XP SP3 Media Center Edition

A:Unable to open Command Prompt window

Use search for cmd.exe and click on the one in dllcache - if it worls delete the other and copy the other.

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i need help with my pc it can go to safe mood, safe mood network,and safe mood command prompt but when i start window normally it goes to log in screen then after u log in it goes strait to command prompt what do i do and it is a small laptop don't remember what there called a notebook or netbook. it does not have a cd drive and i dont have money i need to know a free easy way to fix this problem

A:acear command prompt will not start window normally

Hello dark2300.nick & welcome to TSF

Did you try doing a System Restore to a point before this started to happen?

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When I log into Windows 10 on my P50, as the desktop comes into view a command prompt window alway opens and closes in a fraction of a second; much too fast to read or capture. This has been happening since the day I bought my P50 so I imagine it's the manifestation of a Lenovo service or scheduled task but I can't figure out which. Can anyone shed light on the matter?

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I would like to make a registry key so that when I right click on a folder the context menu shows: Open A Command Prompt Window Here (Administrator)
​Which can easily be done but I also have the Take Ownership thing in my context menu, and the to conflict so that neither one works... Please, let me know how to create a registry key so that they won't conflict... THANK YOU!​

This Is On System 1
The Current Registry File I've Made Is:-

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Open Command Prompt Window Here (Administrator)"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

 

A:Open A Command Prompt Window Here and Take Own... Registry Key HELP

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/02/09/windows-7-tip-elevated-command-prompt-anywhere/
 

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Hi,

I'm having an installation problem. I've previously done an installation of windows7 on my PC with no problems. However, I decided to reinstall windows when my PC was having some issues. I've chosen the 'upgrade' option when reinstalling windows. The problem came when I got a BSOD midway through installation and now the installation is stuck with a command prompt window that says:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

X:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Windows\system32>

also, BIOS fails to detect my harddisk and booting from the DVD leads me back to the same command prompt window.

Please advise on the best way to continue installation. Thanks!

A:Installation stuck with a command prompt window

  
Quote: Originally Posted by smith14


Hi,

I'm having an installation problem. I've previously done an installation of windows7 on my PC with no problems. However, I decided to reinstall windows when my PC was having some issues. I've chosen the 'upgrade' option when reinstalling windows. The problem came when I got a BSOD midway through installation and now the installation is stuck with a command prompt window that says:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

X:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Windows\system32>

also, BIOS fails to detect my harddisk and booting from the DVD leads me back to the same command prompt window.

Please advise on the best way to continue installation. Thanks!


Shut down your computer, if you have no other way just use the power source. You are probably having problems trying to do an upgrade with a pc that is having issues. Once you begin working properly. Use the upgrade advisor from microsfoft, to make sure that you did not add any programs to your computer that are not compatible with Win 7. Then do a clean install, again. I know its a PIA, but its worth is. This time, when you are up and working make a system image and put it in a safe place. If you ever have this kind of problem, again, you can just restore the image and save a lot of headaches.

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Hello,
The command prompt window keeps flashing and I don't know how to make it stop. It says "access is denied. The system cannot find the path specified." Writing this post is difficult because it keeps interferring. Please help! This is the computer I use for work
Thanks,
Tia
 

A:Command Prompt Window Won't Stop Flashing

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I deleted a file and I believe it was the wrong file and cannot remember what it was nor where it was. Now a DOS window opens on start-up. It says file not found.
Then goes to the system32 folder.

If I close the DOS window before the start-up finishes, then OS does not complete starting up. If I wait until start-up finishes, then the window just stays open and the system works normally, I can close window without errors.

How can I find out what is trying to open and causing this? Sure would like to reinstall whatever is going wrong.

Thanks

A:Command Prompt window opens on startup

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt and try SFC /scannow:

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt | Tech Support Forum

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Just now, I was reading posts here when a Command Prompt (black) windows opened, titled taskeng.exe.

This is the Task Scheduler, right? Why is it opening a Command Prompt window, never did this before. I noticed The Windows update icon is now in the System area of the TaskBar, so I suspect it was Automatic Updates kicking in, but why the black CP window?

Edit: Good grief, 22 new updates!!!

A:taskeng.exe opening in a Command Prompt window

I just found this in Task Scheduler, triggered to run every night at 9:10PM.

cmd /c move /Y \\webserver\dell_i\TestFolder\* d:\temp\junk

It must have been something I setup though I have no memory of doing it. Probably while trying to figure out how to do something for a forum response here or in one of the other forums I work at.

Disabled it so I think this problem is resolved.

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Hi, I just received a sudden command prompt window while browsing online.  The only text I caught while it was up was  'running a transacted installation' (I was on a youtube video that I've watched more than once, so I'm fairly sure that it wasn't infected ).  As soon as it blipped away my HP Support assistant popped up and ran a scan - is it just a simple message connected with the HP Support Assistant or is it something more I should be worried about?

A:Running a transacted installation Command Prompt Window?

Hi MML HP Support Assistant is known to have command line prompts when it's working in the background in order to initiate a scan or action. I personally have a HP Pavilion G6 series laptop with HP Support Assistance installed, and I've seen it happens many times in the last 3 years, so there's nothing to worry about if you ask me

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I have an ASUS Altec Lansing laptop which I am trying to repair. It was given to me by a friend as it was unable to load windows. It came with a recovery disk no OEM and I was able to run the repair successfully and it reinstalled Win 7 HP 64 bit. I partioned the hard drive into C and D. This laptop hadn't been used in awhile so there were many updates to install which it did with the exception of the graphics card driver. Occasionally, I would get the BSOD but was able to recover and launch Windows.
I have tried various boot up options (f8) in the list but wanted to use safe mode with command prompt it comes up as x:\windows\system32\cmd.exe but does not allow keyboard imput so that's a first for me. My first thought is that it's not seeing the c: drive where the OS was installed.
I changed the boot order in the bios to run from the cd drive so I could run the recovery disk again but it's not bringing up the system tools to allow me to do anything......actually it did a couple of days ago it didn't show a drive to repair that box was blank and it wouldnt let me reinstall drivers and just hung there.
Any suggestions would be great I'm using this laptop to learn with so even if I have to go back to the beginning its fine.

A:Unable to type in the command prompt window and other issues

I am not sure it will work on the laptop but download ASUS's diagnostic tool.
 
If not ASUS's tool you can run Seatools for Windows to check your hard drive and Memtest+86 to check your memory. Run the memory test for at least 6 passes and preferably overnight.

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Hello all,

I'm looking for some advice on my "secondary" computer, one that the version of Windows is not genuine (ssshhhh!), and one that I run a number of file sharing programs off of. It seems I got a major virus or spyware infliction, and after running Spybot Search and Destroy, it located over 6,000 infections... including modifying the registry values. I removed everything that I could.

Now, upon startup, XP loads but the taskbar is not there, none of the desktop icons are there, and all I get is continuous loading of the black command prompt window (surfaces about 3 times every second) over and over and over again. The command prompt window says nothing now, just a black box.. but it used to say something about Win32/CMD or something to that effect. Something is definitely wrong.

I tried to boot from a Windows XP SP2 CD that I have for my primary computer, but the CD would not automatically load upon startup to allow me to do a repair. There is no CD drive built into the desktop, but I do have an external CD drive that is connected by USB.

I also tried to restore to an earlier setting, but the only setting i have is from the day before... when there was still a problem.

What are my options here? I don't have very much money, and can't afford to buy a new version of Windows. Thanks in advance for any help!
 

A:Windows XP starts - command prompt window keeps flashing

Get a legal copy of Windows and then we can help you.
 

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Hi,
 
I have noticed that I am seeing a small black Window flash open and then close again intermittently.
I am fairly sure that it is a command prompt Window.
It happens so quickly that I cannot read it, let alone take a screen dump - even if I knew when it was going to happen.
 
Normally, I would believe that my system is 'clean', however I would value knowing what to check please. Please let me know what information I can give you to help find out what it is.
 
OS:
Windows 10 Pro (clean install in August);  other info I can let you know as needed.
 
Thanks in advance!
 

 

A:Noticing an intermittent Command Prompt window opening and shutting.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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I just finished [finally] updating my copy of Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro (manually downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and did an in-place update within the existing copy of W8). After I did all of the available Windows Updates, I noticed that, whenever I try and open an elevated Command Prompt window (I want to do this to try and manually do some things to remove Windows.old, since it says that the directory is not empty), I see it open, but close instantly. A non-elevated Command Prompt window opens just fine. I searched, and haven't found anything. This also happens in safe mode.

A:Elevated Command Prompt window opens and closes instantly

Anything interesting in Event Viewer?

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I have winxp pro and when I type cmd in the run box to get the command prompt window, it opens it , flashes for a split second and the it closes itself.

I have autoexec.nt and config.nt in windows system32 foder.
I run sfc /scannow and didn't fix the problem.

I have no viruses, any idea what's wrong ?
 

A:Solved: Command prompt window doesn't stay open

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.
 

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Dear All,

I've recently upgraded my work PC from Windows 98 to Windows XP, and later this year I'll probably be upgrading the rest of our PCs in my organisation.

We have Active Directory and Exchange set up on the Win2000 Server which is quite new to me.
Every time I start my PC it doesn't connect to anything on the network. I have no Outlook, Internet or anything networked based.

To fix it I have to open a Command Prompt window and type this:
ipconfig /release
then ipconfig /renew
Then everything works perfectly.
Anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it please.

Many Thanks,

Ben Handley
VERTIC
www.vertic.org
 

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Dear All,

I've recently upgraded my work PC from Windows 98 to Windows XP, and later this year I'll probably be upgrading the rest of our PCs in my organisation.

We have Active Directory and Exchange set up on the Win2000 Server which is quite new to me.
Every time I start my PC it doesn't connect to anything on the network. I have no Outlook, Internet or anything networked based.

To fix it I have to open a Command Prompt window and type this:
ipconfig /release
then ipconfig /renew
Then everything works perfectly.
Anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it please.

Many Thanks,

Ben Handley
VERTIC
www.vertic.org
 

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Hi ,
My Window 8 automatically Window Update and now some of the icon missing
Anyone encounter this and possible to fix this ?

A:Window 8 Build 9200 RTM After Window Update Some Icon Missing

Hi kezn715, welcome to the forums, go to Installed Updates, uninstall one by one and see which update causes the problem and hide that update.

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When I double click on "my computer" and then click on a drive, it brings up the search window instead of the drive I selected. Any thoughts?

A:"My Computer" command icon brings up search window

Instead of a folder opening in Windows Explorer when it is double-clicked, the Windows Search dialog opens

How do I set the default action on folders to open the folder instead of running Windows Search?


Sometimes after adding the right click with the Explorer, the default setting for opening a folder is changed.
To correct this:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ shell
Edit the default value to be explorer or none

You can download a reg file to do this automatically at:


http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/directory.reg

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Hi, I often format my laptop and uses virtual machine as well. So I had a batch (.bat) file to change all windows setting through registry. This batch file also changes command prompt screen size, buffer size and quick edit mode. However this does not work on Windows 8 command prompt setting.

Registry use to change the setting are:
- HKCU\Console\%SystemRoot%_System32_cmd.exe
- HKCU\Console\%SystemRoot%_SysWOW64_cmd.exe

Just wondering is there any way to change the setting in Windows 8 using batch file?

A:Need help on command prompt setting

Interesting, my registry shows;
HKCU\Console\%SystemRoot%\_System32_WindowsPowerShell_v1.0_powershell.exe
and
HKCU\Console\%SystemRoot%\_SysWOW64_WindowsPowerShell_v1.0_powershell.exe
..but I do find a WindowSize entry in both of those keys as well as a WindowSize entry in
HKCU\Console
Have you tried modifying any of those settings and changing your script accordingly ??

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I live in the Linux world, so this might be a stupid question to Windows users.

I need to set an environmental variable. I know I can do this through the control panel, but what a pain in the ass.

If I open a command prompt and use the "set" command, the variable seems to last only as long as the commend prompt session is open.

How do I set an environmental variable from the command prompt so that it lives beyond the command prompt session?

And while I'm at it, can someone recommend a book that explains how the Windows OS works? I'm not looking for a "Windows for Dummies" presentation, but one that goes a little deeper ... something akin to "Linux in a Nutshell".

A:setting an environmental variable from command prompt

This may help you:
How to set environment variables in Windows 7 for Java | IT&C Solutions

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My week-old Dell laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 bit has suddenly presented me with the not unfamiliar boot-to-blank-screen-with-moveable-cursor syndrome even when F8-ing to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

The install disk repair option tells me there's nothing wrong with Vista, but I tried a System Restore just in case it helped, but it didn't. Before I trash the whole carefully set up system and use the recovery partition, I thought I'd try the command prompt from the install disk to get msconfig to turn off everything.

Problem is, when I navigate from X:\ to C:\Windows\System32\ and try to run msconfig.exe, I'm told I don't have sufficient privileges to do so. How do I establish my identity as Administrator in order to run msconfig? Don't forget I have to do this AFTER invoking the command prompt, because I'm running cmd.exe from the installation disk.

I have to confess I've already posted a similar question on the Microsoft Community forum, but so far I've had no replies...

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earlier today i tried to install the 1.1 patch for Homeworld 2, and i was told that the only way to get it to work in Vista, was to open a command prompt and type this in:

bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

then it told me to restart my computer, which i did. now, i get a blue screen of death every time i boot Vista. it automatically starts trying to find errors but never finds any, and i can't boot in any type of safe mode either. i've gone in repair mode, and opened a command prompt and typed the same thing but with AlwaysOn to try and reverse the damage, but it doesn't work. i called Dell for tech support, and all they told me was to reinstall Vista, after letting me obviously know that they had no idea what i was talking about. i have a lot of files on this computer that i can't lose, and really have nowhere to move to. is there a way to fix this w/o losing everything and reinstalling Vista?
 

A:Changed bcdedit.exe setting in command prompt, and now Vista won't boot!

you will have to uninstall the patch & then run bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOn
 

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Here's an anomaly.

In my W7 Ultimate Administrator Command Prompt, I'm trying to set the colors as follows:
Screen Background: 192, 192, 192
Screen Text: 0, 0, 255

You can see the selection area by right-clicking the Title Bar (or the little black box at top left) and clicking Properties or Defaults.

My preference (RGB numbers above) is a light gray background with bright blue text.

Problem is, the background won't stay set. It keeps reverting to a murky green, 128, 128, 0.

No problem, says I. The colors can be set in the registry. But can they?

Here's the rub. Under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor, the Set DefaultColor command only works for a 2-character combination of 0 to 9 plus A to F. You can see the same thing working in the Command Prompt box itself. If you type 'color' followed by say, f0, you'll get black text on a white background. color 0f will get you white text on black. And so on.

Now, if you Google for 'command prompt colors' you'll get umpteen pages like this one that show the colors represented by the 16 characters:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../bb490882.aspx

Have a look for 'gray' in any of those charts and you'll find it's represented by the numeral 8.

But go back to the palette in the Command Box and you'll see that there are TWO grays. And the gray that 8 gets is a DARK gray, not the LIGHT gray beside it on the palette.

So if I type color 89 in the box, I get blue text on a DARK gray background, not t... Read more

A:Command Prompt Color - Registry setting doesn't work for this combo.

Hi Teckneeculler,

Instead of changing colour defaults globally, I suggest you create a shortcut to Cmd.exe on your desktop, then make your desired colour changes in the Colours tab of the shortcut's Properties pane.

Avoid making changes under "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor". All command prompt sessions will always be overridden with these preferences. That means if you change the value of DefaultColor you'll be stuck with the colour profile on all command prompt instances until you revisit the registry and reset its value back to 0.

To automatically reset the global defaults you've changed, I've attached a registration file you should merge.

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Gday

Up until yesterday my pc was working fine .... now when I download an app, and try to run it ... a DOS prompt window flashes up and then disappears, I have no idea why its started doing it.... nor do I have any idea as how to fix it!!

Please help!!

Susan
 

A:DOS Prompt window

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Issue in IE11:

when parent window had a alert triggered, that makes the child window lose focus and go behind

Scenerio:

There is a button in parent page (domain A) and on click of the button Popup window (Domain B) will open and child window will communicate back to parent window. when parent window had a alert triggered, that makes the child window lose focus and go behind
only in IE11 browser.

IE edge and other browsers we can see the popup window on top of the parent window. 


is there any fix to retain popup window on top of parent window until user closes the popup(child) window.

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Hello. When I try to open up programs like Defraggler, Malwarebytes, Spybot or Revo Uninstaller that prompt on the pic bugs me.
Even after I give all permissions from security tab it still comes. Is there a way to disable it except turning off user account control completely?

A:Annoying prompt window

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dkizerod


Hello. When I try to open up programs like Defraggler, Malwarebytes, Spybot or Revo Uninstaller that prompt on the pic bugs me.Attachment 151594
Even after I give all permissions from security tab it still comes. Is there a way to disable it except turning off user account control completely?


No.

Regards....Mike Connor

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When I go to run ipconfig, instead of a window opening, it flashes quickly and disappears. It also happens on my laptop should I be worried?
 

A:Solved: Prompt window

Run ipconfig from within a command prompt window:

Start > Run > cmd > ipconfig
 

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I don't want to combine my windows, but when i have only one window open in any program, i know what it is and don't need to see the label as that makes the whole taskbar filled up pretty fast.
Is there a way to hide labels when there is one window open, and show labels when having multiple windows?
I've tried googling it but it doesn't seem like it is possible with some program either.

A:Taskbar, only icon when one window, icon+label when multiple windows?

Nevermind, catered to my needs by altering the minimum width of the taskbar "entries".

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I use both azureus and utorrent if I open up .torrent file with azureus it auto download it without showing up a azureus download window asking where you want to save it, what files you want to skip and download etc.

but uTorrent each time I open up a .torrent the download window pops out and is freaking annoying. I have already set path in settings on where to save the file, and window shows settings things which I could find in regular options/settings already no need to ask me everytime I download something, I can also skip files or set priority etc during download.

is there ANYWAY to disable it? azureus work nicely with mass opening torrent files, where as utorrent isnt. trying to click on 50+ torrent links on browser and it auto switches from browser to utorrent program after each click, damn annoying.

please help, thank you

A:uTorrent DL window prompt, disable

is there not a checkbox on the pop out window to stop it showing.
i have to say i prefer to see if there are a ton of extra folders or files in a torrent before i download it that way i can un tick the boxes on the files i dont need.

edit,just checked ...

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can we change green colour???

A:can we change colour in prompt window??

It can by editing the .msstyles with a resource hacker of some kind.

Go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero folder and zip up a copy of the aero.msstyles and post it here and I can give you the image numbers. I have 8.1 and need your 8 to check.

I would make a new custom theme so you do not corrupt the default aero.msstyles, look at Post #38 Here it will show you how, it showing Windows 7 but it's the same for 8.

You will need to install UxStyle so you can use custom themes.
To install UxStyle you need to turn off the UAC reboot, install UxStyle reboot, turn on UAC reboot.

Jerry

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When I insert a usb memory disk I am prompted by a window to open the flash memory by media player,open folder,do nothing,etc etc.How do I tweak xp so that this window stops from opening?
I use xp pro sp2.Maybe this is an sp2 issue? No feature not to stop this window from appearing.
 

A:Prompt window when Inserting USB flash drive

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Hello Admin | Site Admin | Global Moderator | Moderator | Malware Study Hall Admin | Malware Response Instructor | Malware Response Team | BC Advisor ,
 
Hello Hello!
Operating System: Windows 10
Application>Web Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge
 
I am not completely sure, but I believe this computer has aquired some sort of crazy virus.
There was a section of "free pdfs" on a website (not sure which one) which of, one was downloaded and opened.
 
Once it was opened, the computer did some funky stuff. 
1. the pdf did not open as expected.
2. the start menu opened by itself
3. all the task bar shortcuts disappeared, but the "open" borders stayed.
4. once things stopped happening(about 1-2 full seconds after double clicking the file) a cmd prompt window appeared for a 10th of a second.
5. Everything went back to normal.
6. suspicious? I THINK SO!
 
Steps taken to "fix":
1. immediately opened windows defender and clicked start full scan...
Could anyone kindly take a look at my issue?
Thanks a million!

A:PDF - phantom opens into a quick cmd prompt window

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hi:

During my work I have to frequently issue Dos commands and execute some Dos programs. So, instead of a shortcut to be calling that black Dos prompt window, I would like to have, all the time, that black Dos prompt windows, permanently and horizontally opened, tiled with the Windows desktop, at the top or at the bottom of the screen, no matter.

Thanks.

Mario./
 

A:[SOLVED] MsDos Prompt Window within Desktop

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Smartspace Prompt window pops up everytime I refresh my BO queries in Excel. Even when i choose the option to " Always use the following strategy" ( this is with regards to the the Default Smartspace Strategy ) the Smartspace prompt window still keeps popping up.
How can i avoid that prompt displayed 10 times ( as I have 10 queries to refresh in my Excel Workbook ) ?

BO - Business Objects
 

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