Open a cmd window from any folder in Windows Explorer

Here’s a useful little registry addition that will add an option to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer to allow you to open a cmd window at that folder. Really handy.

Copy and paste the following into a text file and call it command.reg (or anything you like as long as it has the .reg extension). If you wish to change the name of the menu entry then change the wording between the quotes in this line: @=”Command Window Here”. for example, you could change it to @=”Open cmd here”.

Now simply double click the file. You will get a warning about adding the information to the registry, click ‘Yes’ if you are happy to do so.

REGEDIT4
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
@="Command Window Here"
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd\command]
@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

<!-nextpage->DISCLAIMER: This registry addition has been tested with Windows XP only. It will probably work with other Windows versions but has not been tested. As usual, if are making changes to the registry, please make sure you have a backup. I cannot be responsible for you trashing your registry. If you are not comfortable making changes to your registry then please don’t.

Close All Forms in an Application in a Thread-Safe Manner

Whilst googling  for some information on C# threading in a Windows GUI environment, I came across this code for closing all forms – very useful. This is something I’ll tuck away until I need it, many thanks:

http://www.csharp411.com/close-all-forms-in-a-thread-safe-manner/

Great Firefox Add-on: Tree Style Tab

I stumbled across a great Firefox add-on/extension (whatever they are called these days!) .. it’s called Tree Style Tab. It shows the tabs in a tree down the left or right hand side, incredibly useful when you have loads of tabs open, it really helps to see which tabs are related and how you got to your current tab. A few nice options too, checkout the auto hide option with it’s transparent background and when the panel hides it doesn’t have to hide completely, it can just be smaller! cool.

Tree Style Tab plugin on moxilla

tree style tab image