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Windows 7: How to create a duplicate cmd.exe under Win7 SP1?

06 Aug 2014   #11
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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I prefer the never combine setting. I also set the icons to 'small', the taskbar to autohide and resize it vertically to handle the pinned icons and two rows of running apps. It can be frustrating to arrange it all, but I find it works well.
Oh, me 2. Small and combine. I also have several utilities to send things to the system tray. I'm very hard at work trying to organize that taskbar but it fights you at every corner.

One thing, I forgot to mention, you can't have 2 different links to the same program in the quicklaunch area (which is where they must go, because the lining up becomes "same program @ same position always"


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06 Aug 2014   #12
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Seems to work here:

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What am I looking at?
That's the taskbar shortcuts on the bottom...an explorer window containing the shortcuts on top. My subsequent image should clear it up.
Remember it's not any two programs. It's cmd.exe, two links and not aligned. And all "admin" cmd's align with each other, non-admins with each other. That's why we need two programs.
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06 Aug 2014   #13
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

I'm not sure I understand the problem. You can copy cmd.exe to any folder. The copy will open to a cmd window with the path of where it's currently located. You can create a shortcut and place it anywhere, edit the properties to make it admin if you wish, also edit to change the icon. You shouldn't have any problems placing multiple shortcuts in the same quicklaunch (if you do, create your own QL toolbar).

Again, maybe I'm missing something...
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06 Aug 2014   #14
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You're probably missing Service Pack 1. You're talking old days, like last year.
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06 Aug 2014   #15
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

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You're probably missing Service Pack 1. You're talking old days, like last year.
I'm running SP1, 64 bit. Have been since beta.
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06 Aug 2014   #16
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Well, actually though you have a point. I could create something like a hard link say, so the paths are different. Otherwise the command line is the same and it should (checking...) ya, if it's the same program when you right click it you get a "Remove From Taskbar" option (not add).
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06 Aug 2014   #17
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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You're probably missing Service Pack 1. You're talking old days, like last year.
I'm running SP1, 64 bit. Have been since beta.
So you've added 2 links to the same program? Because I don't get that option. Although mine takes some parameters (startup batch file and a switch). When I change the parameters it still says "Remove"
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06 Aug 2014   #18
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alacarre View Post
Well, actually though you have a point. I could create something like a hard link say, so the paths are different. Otherwise the command line is the same and it should (checking...) ya, if it's the same program when you right click it you get a "Remove From Taskbar" option (not add).
I haven't tried to place them in the QL bar, but as you can see in my 1st image, I have two shortcuts in one folder. I don;t see any reason why that can't be done with QL.

Remember, the two shortcuts were pointing to two different copies of cmd.exe in different locations (they will open to the path of their location).

Between being able to have multiple copies and the ability to edit the shortcut properties, there is much flexibility.
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06 Aug 2014   #19
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

They may open, but they won't work. Not after SP1 (although mine is x86).

[Edited to add]
You did see that output right? I typed "dir"
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06 Aug 2014   #20
alacarre

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Another thing, the way things are these days with COM say, an experiment performed on one machine says very little about what will happen on another. If cmd.exe were just a regular old Win32 executable then it should work the same. No matter what I do with it. But it's not. It must be using COM for its text output or something, or has some special manifest embedded in it which makes no difference if you're living in the US but may break in Cambodia where I am.
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