| Is there a way of setting up a button, command, whatever, to start a
| new tab in TCC running an instance of a particular executable?
| Ignoring the tabbed toolbar, as I find the new version unusable (as
| a specific issue, the extra screen space taken up by the tab even if
| I only have one tab, but regardless, I've tried and I cannot get to
| a point where I'm willing to have it visible, even though the
| functionality it provides would be of use to me
| With TC10, I used to have a series of buttons which opened new tabs,
| running TCC, PowerShell, CMD, Python, .... I'd like to have the same
| functionality in TC11.
| Can anyone suggest anything?
I am confused by your request. TCC has no tabs, but it can run in a TCMD
tab. TCC has only a TUI, thus it has no buttons (buttons require GUI). TCMD
has GUI, and features buttons to launch programs whether or not any instance
of TCC is running. Below I assume TCMD launch buttons are not what you
You can always create desktop shortcuts (e.g. with the SHORTCUT command
of TCC) for each program you want to be able to start quickly, and each of
those shortcuts can have a "hotkey" (a special combination of keystrokes).
The hotkey, if properly registered, is always intercepted by Windows to
start its associated desktop shortcut regardless of what other programs are
currently running and which window has focus, and it is not delivered to any
window. Note that hotkeys associated with "quick launch" shortcuts are
ignored (at least in WinXP), thus the shortcuts intended to be operated via
hotkey need to be put either in %AllUsersProfile\Desktop or in the
%UserProfile\desktop folder. These shortcuts are also accessible by your
pointing device, but only if they are currently visible on your desktop.
You can also create "keystroke aliases" in TCC (see HELP topic
alias.htm). A keystroke alias executes a TCC command, which could be START
to create a new process to run an external program in a separate window, or
it could even be a batch file. Naturally, these are accessible only when TCC
has focus, and is waiting at the command prompt for keyboard entry.
If you want quick access exclusively by your pointing device, create
"quick launch" shortcuts.