Easy Windows Tips for When You’re Feeling Geeky

By | July 4, 2022
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Easy Windows Tips for When You’re Feeling Geeky

If you’re feeling geeky, these tips work in Windows 10 and Windows 11

The Windows Run Dialog is still a useful tool even in Windows 10 where it has largely been supplanted by taskbar search. But some of these more “geeky” commands have to be run from a Windows Run box… but not all.

Let’s open a Run dialog (or Run box as we call it):

Right-click on the Windows 10 or 11 start button and click “Run”. Or press the Windows key + R

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s do some geeky stuff!

Open the C: Drive

1. Open a Run box
2. Type a backward slash – (that would be this: \ ) in the Run box
3. Press Enter

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

Open your Users folder

1. Open a Run box
2. Type two dots in the Run box
3. Press Enter
Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

Check your PC for performance issues

1. Open a Run box
2. Type RESMON in the Run box
3. Press Enter

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

(Hey, you’re right! You can also type this in taskbar search and run it.)

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

Search directly from a Run box

1. Open a Run box
2. Type CHROME “?Search” in the Run box – replacing the word Search with whatever you are searching for
3. Press Enter

You can use your favorite browser instead of Chrome. Type Firefox instead of Chrome to use Firefox; type; type MSEDGE to use Microsoft Edge… you get the idea.

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

We’re not sure how useful these tips are, but you can dazzle your friends, confound your enemies, or just have fun playing around with them. Who knows?  You might even discover your own geeky tricks!

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