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I’m a huge fan of StExBar. I posted about it awhile back and have since found more reasons to think this is a must have tool! It’s got an ability to give you great shortcuts at your keyboard finger tips. How often have you been like “I need a command window here” and then went through a bunch of trouble to get it there? How about {Control} + {M}? BAM! Command Window opened and pointed to that directory.

I’ve been starting to use PowerShell more and I thought…hmmm – I could add PowerShell to this and type something like {Control}+{O} and have it pop up in the same way I get a command line.

Add PowerShell Hotkey to StExBar

1. Open StExBar Settings and then click {Add}.


2. Enter “Powershell” in the [Name:] box. In [Command line:] enter the path to PowerShell. Mine was “C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe”. In [Hotkey:] enter {Ctrl}+{O} or whatever combination you want to use. Click {OK}.


3. Now hit {Ctrl}+{O} or whatever hotkey you used. BAM! It opens up pointed to the current directory.


Check out what it looks like on the command bar.


That’s awesome!

kick it on Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 10:39 PM ApplicationsToysOther | Back to top

Comments on this post: Adding PowerShell to StExBar

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You can also type in the Run box "powershell" (with out quotes) and then press Enter.

Helpful topic. Thanks
Left by mac on Nov 21, 2009 7:15 AM

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