Solved go to DOS without using windows key or keyboard shortcut

March 2, 2019 at 08:17:35
Specs: Windows 10
Don't ask me why, I just want to use regular keyboard keys to get to DOS.

From DOS in windows10 you can get to the web with:

cmd.exe /c start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge

(one space between Edge and https)

any ideas??? Maybe with start?? Don't mention autokey.

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March 2, 2019 at 09:50:43
Windows 10 has DOS?

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March 2, 2019 at 10:57:15
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save the file as .bat, make a shortcut to it, configure hotkey as F12 or whatever

shortcuts can be linked to a hotkey natively

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March 2, 2019 at 10:58:43
I guess it isn't called DOS anymore. (Command or cmd), maybe windows10 console??
Similar to dos - smaller screen, and black..

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March 2, 2019 at 12:53:47
Interesting - Windows10 automatically has hotkeys made up for a lot of installed apps.
I click on my shift-F9 key, which has ^(C){SNOOZE 600}^{ESCAPE}{SLEEP 1}notep{ENTER}{SNOOZE 600}{ENTER}{SLEEP 1}^(V){SNOOZE 600}%F{SNOOZE 600}A{SLEEP 2}permalink.txt{SLEEP 1}%(S){SLEEP 1}%(Y){SLEEP 1}%{F4}{SLEEP 2}%{F4}

and it takes off and goes. Beautiful. I just have to tack on the end of stuff above (ctrl+F7 key)
bumout.bat{ENTER}{SLEEP 3}TYPE rattail{ENTER}{SLEEP 2}start c:\windows\notepad.exe rattail{ENTER}^V{SNOOZE 600}^(A)^(C)
and I'd be good to go. I hit the shiftF9 key, and that CTRL-and-ESCAPE combo brings up start stuff,
and notepad runs nice, and I didn't have to use mouse or anything else.. Right now I mouse click
desktop shortcut to go to DOS screen, and then hit CTRL+F7. With a hot key, I could get it all in one fell swoop. CTRL-ESCAPE works great to get start menu. I'm using old, discontinued software called
MY FUNCTION KEYS. I use it for a lot of automatic stuff.

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March 3, 2019 at 05:48:18
I need a hotkey to replicate what I currently do after shiftF9 and CtrlF7, i.e. click on the following
desktop shortcut before my CTRL-F7 works. If I ever get that, I can do everything from start to finish with only one keypress.

@echo off
command /k cd c:\dailysud

The other stuff works because apps have hotkeys installed. I don't know where they are,
but they work... the control-escape combo ^{ESC} in my function keys usage works
ok on my 32 bit windows10. I'm not sure what works on 64 bit windows10.

For those people who like scrabble, a great DOSBOX utility is
The author has help for prefixes, suffixes, bingos, great free software.

I made a legit hotkey, appended it to my shiftF9 key, added the ctrl7key, and ran it a bunch of times. Something is screwed up. I made extra long wait states, but weird stuff coming up on the monitor. It even restarted a couple of times. Bogus.
I'll have to play with it some more. It's an "almost there" kind of thing. Almost works ok for just one keypress.

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