SlickRun is a powerful but surprisingly complicated little application. It takes time to learn, but we think you'll find it well worth your effort.
So what is a SlickRun MagicWord, you ask? A MagicWord is a "friendly name" for a program. For instance, C:\Program Files\Outlook\Outlook.Exe" might be how you start your mail program from the command line. However, "Mail" is a lot more descriptive, and a lot easier to type. To that end, SlickRun allows you to create MagicWords to programs or document files.
SlickRun can make accessing the Internet more convenient than ever! You can type any web address beginning with http:// or www. in SlickRun to instantly navigate to a web site. For even more convenience, you can create MagicWords to your favorite sites. For instance, to create a link to a web search, add a MagicWord named "go" and set the FILENAME to http://www.google.com To search the web at any time, simply type GO, and your web browser will launch, and go to the specified web address. Adding mail, FTP, or Telnet shortcuts is just as easy.
- You can make SlickRun wider by grabbing the right-edge and dragging it to the right.
- You can move SlickRun by grabbing the left or top border and dragging the Window to where you want it.
If you find you're unable to size or place SlickRun, right-click and uncheck "Lock Size and Position."
- You can make the Window taller by choosing a larger font in SETUP.
- You can type CORNER to dock SlickRun to the nearest corner of the current monitor.
Right-click on the Command Bar window to show the following menu:
The JOT feature allows you to keep short notes. Simply drag and drop text from almost any program (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, etc) to SlickRun and the JOT will collect the text. Note: SlickRun automatically saves the content of the JOT.
Type in the box next to Find to start an incremental text search.
Click Undo Changes to throw away any edits you've made to JOT.
Suggestion: Drag and drop order confirmation numbers from Web pages to the JOT and it will remember them for you.
- ADD - Add a new MagicWord to SlickRun
- CORNER - Move SlickRun to the nearest corner of the current monitor
- HELP - Launch this documentation
- HIDE - Hides SlickRun in the Task Tray
- JOT - Bring up the JOT text pad
- QUIT - Close SlickRun
- SAVEPOS - Create a new MagicWord which moves SlickRun to the current position (requires version 3.2.2)
- SETUP - Bring up the Customize SlickRun dialog
Global Keyboard commands
The SlickRun hotkey can be configured on the OPTIONS tab of the SETUP screen; changing the Jot key requires manual editing of a config file.
- WINDOWS + Q: Bring up SlickRun
- WINDOWS + J: Bring up the Jot (Win+Shift+J on Win10)
Note: Recent Windows versions "steal" many hotkeys, including SlickRun's. There's registry key you can set to stop Windows from taking SlickRun's default keys.
SlickRun Keyboard commands
- Up arrow or F3: Scroll upward (earlier) in command history
- Down arrow: Scroll downward (later) in command history
- ALT+F: Search for the text typed so far as a prefix in the command history
- Shift+ALT+F: Search for the text typed so far *anywhere* in the command history
- ALT+M: Show MagicWords list
- ALT+S: Search for the text typed so far in the Start Menu
- CTRL + /: Replace all \ characters in the SlickRun box with /
- CTRL + \: Replace all / characters in the SlickRun box with \
- CTRL+TAB: Cycle between SlickRun windows
- CTRL + A: Select all Command Bar text
- CTRL + C: Copy selected text to clipboard
- CTRL+I: Show a File-selection dialog
- CTRL + F: Show File Selection dialog box
- CTRL + T: Transpose the last two terms in the SlickRun box
- CTRL + X: Cut selected text to clipboard
- CTRL + V: Paste text from clipboard
- TAB or CTRL+RIGHT: Move to the next delimiter (\,/, or space) in the auto-completed text
- SHIFT+TAB or CTRL+LEFT: Move to previous delimiter
- CTRL+Delete: Delete current item from history
- CTRL+Shift+Delete: Delete all history
You can type simple math operations in SlickRun:
Hit enter to calculate the result; the result will be preceded with a leading = to enable chaining more operations.
Type SETUP. Click on the OPTIONS tab. Click the Configure Sounds button. In the control panel applet, click the Sounds tab and scroll the list down to the SlickRun section. Adjust each event's sound to whatever you like.
To learn more about using SlickRun, check out the following:
reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v "DisabledHotkeys" /d "JSAQZ"
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "DisabledHotkeys"="JSAQZ"
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