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Windows 7: Start Any Application as Administrator from Keyboard

📅 2011-Feb-21 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ administrator, keyboard shortcuts, windows 7 ⬩ 📚 Archive

It is well known that you can start any application as Administrator by typing its name at the start menu, right-clicking its name from the list and choosing Run as Administrator.

Charon, one of the readers of this blog, has contributed a far cooler way to start any application as Administrator:

  1. Type the name of the application in the Start menu.

  2. Use the arrow keys if needed to choose the application from the displayed list.

  3. Instead of pressing Enter, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter and the application is invoked with Administrator privileges.

This is an awesome trick to know if you like to open applications from the keyboard without using the mouse. Thanks Charon! 😊