Nenad Hrg has developed the free Run-Command, which is compatible with Windows 7 through 10. Download the multilingual software in English, Greek, French and multiple other languages.
This small, portable utility offers an alternative to the Windows Run dialogue box. The software improves on the standard with extra functionality. It requires no installation and runs from your desktop. Other useful utilities are Unlocker to unlock locked files or Teracopy for fast copying of files.
Command-line in Windows
To use the command-line in Windows, you’ll need to search for Run from the Search Bar or type Win + R. Windows pops up the Run dialogue box where you type in your command-line or select previous commands from the dropdown list. Then, select ‘OK’, ‘Cancel’ or browse for files in File Explorer.
Run-Command extra features
The software offers extra features that the standard Run app doesn’t have. It will let you add commands to Favourites to run programs or run them with administrator permissions. Run-Command supports all variables from the Windows environment and creates custom keyboard shortcuts.
Run-Command offers a simple user interface. You can begin by launching the software using Win + R. On the top toolbar, you can access Favourites and the Control Panel. It also lets you select Options, the To-Tray and the option to Exit.
You have the following choices under Options:
- Minimise the tray or hide the software when closing
- Choose if you want the software to start minimised to the tray, hidden or if it should start with Windows
- Show the Control Panel menu
- Use Hot-Key to create a custom shortcut to launch Run-Command
- Choose to hide Run-Command when running, show it always on top or look at the Program Info
In the Open field, you can type your command-line as usual or access previous commands from the dropdown list. Run-Command also has a quick launch bar at the bottom that you can populate with your commonly-used programs.
Run dialogue box on steroids
If you use the Windows Run dialogue box often, you will appreciate the extra features in Run-Command. Besides the standard command line, it launches programs, accesses the Control Panel and organises popular commands into categories. The software's interface is so user friendly that even beginners can use this simple utility.