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Open Multiple Programs with One Click

Here's a nice way to save some time. This tip will open many applications simultaneously and that too with a single click (or double-click depending on your Windows settings). The trick is to create a batch file that will fire up several programs.

How to create the batch file?

1. Open Notepad.

2. Type @echo off in the first line.

3. The next lines are used to refer to the executable files that you intend to run For example, if you want to start Notepad and Calculator together, use the following lines -
start %SystemRoot%\system32\calc.exe
start %SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe
(The location of the executable file be provided are the 'start' keyword)

4. Now the contents of the file will look something like this -
@echo off
start %SystemRoot%\system32\calc.exe
start %SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe

5. The last but important step; Save the file with a .bat extension.

When the newly created batch file is clicked, all the applications defined in it will start together.

Related Tip:
Close Several Programs Simultaneously
posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, February 24, 2008