[Q & A] How to open multiple applications from a single shortcut?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Yes,it is possible to open two or more programs with the help of a single shortcut.

Sometimes, we operate one or more programs simultaneously which are needed opened to be opened at the same time. Opening mutiple programs manually each time will cause small amount of frustration,especially when these are often used. For this instead of using individual shortcuts on the desktop for each program,a single shortcut can be used to open these programs.

Steps to open two or more programs simultaneously by using  a single shortcut:

Step 1.You will need the target location of the programs,which could be like

C:\Program Files\Application 1\Application.exe


C:\Program Files\Program 2\Program.exe

Step 2. Create a "New text document" file anywhere in your system,and rename it into "LaunchApps.txt".

Step 3.In "LaunchApps.txt" save the following text.

@echo off 
cd C:\Program Files\Application 1
start Application.exe 
cd C:\Program Files\Program 2
start Program.exe
exit

Replace the two targets[C:\Program Files\Application 1] with your own target locations.

Rename Application.exe and Program.exe to those program executable file names.

Step 4.An important point to note is that the "LaunchApps.txt" file has to be renamed into "LaunchApps.bat" file type.

This could also be done using "Save As" option.

File Name       : LaunchApps.bat

Save As Type : Unspecified file type (*.*)

and Save.

The file would now be seen as a "MS-DOS Batch File".

Step 5.Create a shortcut to the file - "LaunchApps.bat".

Launching this shortcut will launch the applications that are stored in "LauchApps.bat" file.

If you have any queries feel free to ask. Share and Enjoy!
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1 Response to "[Q & A] How to open multiple applications from a single shortcut?"

anybiz said :
November 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM
great.

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