|Op. System:||Windows XP/2000/NT|
|File size:||118 KB|
Publisher description for BackgroundCMD
Command Prompt Folder Background Shell Extension. BackgroundCMD is a command prompt folder background shell extension. It allows you to start a command prompt (an instance of cmd.exe) from within any directory that you're Currently browsing. There are many command prompt Shell Extensions out there. However, as Far as I can tell, none of them allow you to open a console window in the current directory that you're browsing. Most will only allow you to right-click a folder and have the command prompt start in that folder. This can be quite a nuisance. When browsing a directory, I don't want to have to go up one level just to start the command prompt. And what about the desktop? Do I really have to browse to my user folder under "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator" just to get it working? So I wrote one that works properly, because I never know when I'll need a console window until I'm in the folder I'll need it in. I relied upon The Code Project's excellent "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Shell Extensions" series. Simply right-click the directory background, and select "CMD Prompt" from the context menu. The new console's initial path will be set to the directory you were browsing.