Making use of Aliases

An alias is defined to represent a longer path, URL or a command with parameters. An alias consists of characters, digits and regular symbols, but can't contain spaces, tabs, and carriage returns. The following are examples of alias definitions, which is just the alias name followed by the corresponding full text.

foxmail c:\program files\foxmail.exe
mymemo d:\user\doc\mymemo.txt
proj c:\program files\ultraedit\edit32.exe d:\user\data\project.dat

Create Alias

You have the following three way to create an alias.

Open the quick-run dialog. Type the full path in the box on the top and change the suggested alias below if necessary. Click <Create Alias> button to add the alias.
Select 'Tools->Alias Definitions' from the main menu to bring up the Alias Definitions dialog.
Click 'Alias Definitions' button on the toolbar to bring up the Alias Definitions dialog.
Drag a file or folder onto the toolbar and create the alias mapping to it.

Alias Definition Dialog

Interface Components:

Fill in an alias and its full path. Click <Add> button to add the alias
Select an alias from the list and click <Remove> button to remove it.
Select an alias from the list, edit the alias or full path in the boxes at the bottom and click <Change> button to update it.
Open the selected alias using windows explorer.
Open the selected alias in MSDOS console window. The alias must map to a physical directory. 

Quick Tips

Double Click or Right Click an alias entry from the list to open it by windows explorer. 

Alias Usage

Aliases can be used into two ways.

1. Input alias in the quick-run dialog (accessible from the toolbar). You will navigate to the corresponding path/URL in explorer or IE,  execute the corresponding command or open the corresponding file with associated program.

2. Input alias first and then press the expand-alias hotkey to automatically expand the alias into its corresponding full path/URL in any window. This is esp. convenient in explorer, IE and open/save dialog where you often need type long path and URL. The expand-alias hotkey is undefined by default. You should define it first in the hotkey dialog.