How to Open ‘Run’ box in Windows 8 and What are the Best of Windows 8 Run Commands?
Do you find using 'Run' box in Windows 8 a little tricky? The ‘Start’ menu button in Windows is replaced with list of ’Apps’ on Start Screen. Though innumerable complaints lodged against removal of ‘Start’ button poured in, but the Start Screen makes it real easy to find and launch programs; all you have to do is type in the name of the app on the Start Screen and click the program. Another easier option to open programs and perform certain actions is using 'Run' box in Windows 8.
There are different ways you can open and use 'Run' box in Windows 8.
Follow these steps and options stated below to open 'Run' box in Windows 8:Â Â Â
Options 1. Desktop mode
If you are using Desktop mode, do this: move the mouse cursor to the lower left corner of screen. Move the cursor as you notice desktop shortcut menu. Click the ‘Run’ option to open 'Run' box.
Option 2: Keyboard shortcut keys
One of the easiest and fastest ways to get 'Run' box in Windows 8 is using keyboard shortcut. Use Desktop mode of Windows 8. Now, press Windows key and ‘R’ key together. Then, you will see 'Run' command box that you used in Windows 7.
Option 3: Charms bar
There is a way you can get access to 'Run' box in Windows 8 via Charms Bar. When you move the mouse cursor to the upper right corner of the screen, the Charms Bar will appear. Select ‘Apps’ option on the Charms bar, the search box will open. Next, key in ‘run’ and press ‘Enter’ key. You will notice ‘Run’ in the search results.
Thus, you can open 'Run' box or using 'Run' commands in Windows 8. So, what are the best ways to use 'Run' box in Windows 8?
Top 10 'Run' commands to Use in Windows 8
Here are some of the best 'Run' commands to use in 'Run' box in case you are looking for shortcut access to frequently used programs.
Turn off Windows 8 PC: One of the frequently used 'Run' commands on Windows-based computers is shutdown commands. Type in ‘shutdown’ in the 'Run' box and you can turn off the PC.
Windows Firewall: Do you want to open Windows Firewall to check or tweak its settings? Then, type ‘firewall.cpl’ in the 'Run' box and open Windows Firewall program in Windows 8.
Direct access to Programs: Do you want to skip the long route of finding programs via Control Panel? In case you want to avoid ‘Feature View’ or ‘Small Icons’ is to use 'Run' box in Windows 8. Open 'Run' box from Desktop mode, Charms bar or using shortcut keys, then type in ‘appwiz.cpl’. Now, you can directly access ‘Programs and Features’ window.
There are some more useful 'Run' commands to find direct access or perform certain actions easier in Windows 8. Keep these 'Run' commands handy to work things faster on Windows 8. Type in –
- ‘ncpa.cpl’ to open ‘Network Connections’
- ‘gpedit.msc’ to open local group policy editor
- ‘nusrmgr.cpl’ to access User Access Management screen
- ‘wmplayer’ to open Windows Media Player
- ‘wupdmgr’ to open Windows Update Launches
- ‘sysdm.cpl’ to open System Properties
- ‘taskmgr’ to launch ‘Task Manager’
- ‘control printers’ to open ‘Printers and Faxes’ window
- ‘regedit’ to open ‘Registry Editor’
- ‘fsquirt’ to open ‘Bluetooth Transfer Wizard’
Here’s how you can access theÂ Run box in Windows 8Â easily. Go ahead and watch the video to find out how.
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