Tray Command Line Tutorial
create a simple alias called w, which opens WordPad:
1) Invoke traycl
by pressing [Pause].
2) Go to Start Menu->Accessories and point your mouse cursor to WordPad.
3) While holding Ctrl button, drag&drop
WordPad from start menu into TrayCL window.
4) Press Alt-A or push the Add button to add wordpad alias to the list. You
will see the add alias dialog.
5) In the Name field type "w", this will be the name for the new alias.
6) TrayCL also allows
assigning a hotkey to an alias. Let's assign hotkey [Win]+W to WordPad ([Win]
is the key with the windows logo on it). In the Hotkey field choose "W"
and check "Win" checkbox.
7) Now close the dialog by pressing [enter].
Add as much other aliases as you like by repeating steps 1 to 7. You can also
drag&drop items from desktop or from windows explorer into TrayCL and create
aliases for them. Some other handy aliases you might want to add are: alias
"wz" and/or hotkey Win+Z for winzip,alias "ie" and/or hotkey
Win+I for internet explorer,alias "amp" and/or hotkey Win+A for winamp,
8) Press [Esc] to hide TrayCL.
Now to start WordPad you would simply press Pause to invoke TrayCL and type
"w" <Enter>,or the other way is to press [Win]+W from anywhere
Some power tips:
- You could also start wordpad with arguments by
typing "w <filename>" or by typing "w [space]" and
then drag&dropping a file from Windows Explorer into tray command line.
- You could also start any program from traycl without
first making an alias for it (like the windows run dialog) by just entering
it's full path.
- Instead of typing file path into TrayCL, you can
press Dir button or Alt+D, and choose the filename from the file dialog. Also,
you could start writing path and press [tab] key to allow traycl to complete
it. For instance typing "c:\progr" and then pressing [Tab] will
complete it to "c:\program files". If there's more than one possible
option for completion, traycl will show listbox with all possible options,
from which you can choose the file you want by using Up/Down arrows. In our
example, pressing tab for second time will show list of all files in "c:\program
- Use Edit->Aliases menu to edit/delete/add new aliases.
- You can also add arguments to a command (or to an ailas). To do this, while
adding/editing an alias in Add Alias dialog just put Space after a command
in the command(s) list and then click Browse button again. Any file you choose
will be inserted *after* the command into the entry.
- Check command reference for more
P.S. if you
think that something should be added to this tutorial please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).