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All Tasks

  1. #1


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    All Tasks


    In these hard times where we are all scrambling to find our bearings, All Tasks may be helpful. In case you do not have it any more, here it is:

    shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

    Just paste it into any Explorer adress bar and hit Enter. You get access to most system functions And can make shortcuts (right click).

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  2. #2


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Or hit windows key, right-click, and select "All Programs"

    Or hit the start screen, select "setting", and turn on "show administrative tools".
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by pmbAustin View Post
    Or hit windows key, right-click, and select "All Programs"

    Or hit the start screen, select "setting", and turn on "show administrative tools".

    That's nice but not the same. Try it and you will see.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    It's not the same, no, but it gives you pretty much everything you need.

    You're fighting too hard to make it like the old OS, I think. I can honestly say I've NEVER used that feature in Win7 (and I'm a developer and tech person). Between search and all apps and admin tools, you should have everything you need.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In addition, this will work as a shortcut for this in Windows 8 as well.

    Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Shawn for supporting the suggestion.

    It's not the same, no, but it gives you pretty much everything you need.
    pmbAustin, how do you know what I need. I am glad to see a 'developer' on the forum. Maybe I can learn something. I (only) spent 35 years developing Operating Systems for large systems. But there are always new things to be learned.
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  7. #7



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    It looks similar to Godmode, but here's more options
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  8. #8


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    WHS, I'm just asking WHY you need that... I'm genuinely curious. What task is it you are trying to perform where you need to use all those "Shell" tricks? I've been aware of the tricks for a long time, and every time I've seen them I've thought "Oh, that's cool..." and then never used them again because I couldn't figure out the need. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'm just genuinely curious. I've always found the "standard" ways of accessing the features to be sufficient given how rarely I need most of those things.

    But it doesn't surprise me that all these tricks still work.
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