Monday, February 23, 2009

Configure the Way of Opening Multiple Files by using Shortcuts

Shortcuts can be created to open multiple files at once that may make things convenient. Lets check a simple example of opening a file located at the C: drive named dxcore.psd ( C:\dxcore.psd) with the Photoshop program located at C:\Program Files\Photoshop\Photoshop.exe:

“C:\Program Files\Photoshop\Photoshop.exe” “C:\dxcore.psd”

By creating a shortcut containing the above command will open the dxcore.psd file with photoshop. Now, notice that the first quotation contains the program path and then after a single space there is the path of the file to open. So the general formula for this is:
“Complete Path of the Program exe” “Complete path of the file to open”

Now lets apply this idea to open multiple files:
“Complete Path of the Program exe” “Complete path of the no.1 file to open” “Complete path of the no.2 file to open”

For Photoshop on the above example the command for opening core1.psd and core2.psd together is:
“C:\Program Files\Photoshop\Photoshop.exe” “C:\core1.psd” “C:\core2.psd”

Using the similar ways you can open even more files together. And this applies to Firefox as well which can be your first trial for this tip. Create or right click on the Firefox Shortcut on your desktop, then go to properties and make the target line look something like this:
“C:\Program Files\Mozila Firefox\Firefox.exe”

It will open both and together in two different tabs. Note that the Quotation (” “) is not always necessary. You can use quotations if there is a space in the path like:
“C:\Core Softwares\core.exe”
because there is a space between the word Core and ” Softwares ” so typing just C:\Core Softwares\core.exe wont work.

This trick actually applies to all of the softwares available to open one file but it may not work for opening multiple files. The Command on the start>run:

iexplore.exe will work by opening on Internet Explorer but the command iexplore.exe wont work.

For the mostly used Winamp this trick will add the typed files into the playlist:
“C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe” “D:\Songs\Avril.mp3″ “D:\Songs\BonJovi.mp3″

You can also apply a skin to winamp in this process. Full path of the skin file may not be necessary if the skin directory is selected before.
“C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe” “D:\Winamp Skins\core9.wal”
“C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe” core9.wal

Hope this helps and thank you for reading

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