Opening A Set Of Multiple Programs From A Single Click

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If you are a web designer, graphics designer, desktop publisher or even just a basic user of Windows you may have habit top open some specific programs. For example, a web designer will have Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver, Notepad and browsers always opened. He may want this entire file in front of his eyes without need to double click each of the file. Or you may be a graphic designer who wants Photoshop, Illustrator always opened. Or you may be just a basic windows user who surfs net and listen to music and you may want Windows media player and browser opened together without any hassle.

In this tutorial I will teach you how to accomplish multiple file execution from just a single click. This might be just a useless tip for them who might have other method or already knows how to do this. If you don’t know how to do this then read on. If you know, even then read this post and comment for better upgrade.

As we used batch scripting before to accomplish several easy task and tweaks to windows, we’ll again be using batch scripting here. If you don’t know what batch scripting is then search in our blog at the right sidebar for batch scripting and learn basics of it.

OK now let me guide you how to do this.

In this tutorial I will assume that you are a basic web user who listens to music while surfing. You’ll basically open all programs you need on hand. For example, you may want Google Chrome, Microsoft word and Windows Media Player always opened.

After you list the necessary programs, we must know where the programs are installed.

You can do this by right-clicking on the shortcut icon and click on properties. In target field you’ll find the location of the program file.

In the above case, the installed location of Google chrome is, C:\Programs\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Copy the location of each program in similar ways.

Now open Notepad (Start>Run>type notepad).

In Notepad screen type following information:

Start "" "C:\Programs\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Note: Don’t copy and paste it since it is for demo only.

Do same for all programs.

Note: refer to above syntax again.

When your path is enclosed in quotes, START interprets it as the title for the window. Adding the “” makes it see your path as the program to run.

Now save it as “browsing.bat”(with quotes).

Change the icon if you want.

Double click on the browsing.bat, it will open all the programs that you’ve specified inside it.

You can create similar set of programs to open from single click and have it at desktop.

Hope this tutorial was helpful.