Start Google Chrome From Run (Windows Key + R)

p.s. Currently trying my hands on Google Chrome after reading some comments that its faster than FireFox.

About Windows Shortcuts
This registry edit will allow you to start any application such as Google Chrome
by clicking on your “Start” menu, then the “Run” button, and typing in “chrome” or “chrome.exe”
Pretty neat if you don’t like to clutter your computer with icons.

Windows Shortcut Step by Step
01. Open up Registry Editor [Start > Run > regedit.exe]
02. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
03. Go to Edit > New > Key
04. Select and right-click on the new folder created in App Paths, and rename it as Chrome.exe
05. Double click (Default) on the right and enter

[For Windows Vista Users]
C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe “%1”

[For Windows XP Users]
C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Important Note: Replace xxx with your Windows Account Username
Restart your computer to apply the new settings or you could simply try it after setting this up.
Now you can press Windows Key + R and type in chrome.exe to launch Google Chrome!



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One response to “Start Google Chrome From Run (Windows Key + R)”

  1. Brian says :

    Try developer’s version of chrome. and try some extensions while you are it. 🙂

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