Auto-Closing Command Windows, How to stop
Posted on 2004-04-14
An extremely annoying feature of windows... if you type "ipconfig" (or any other command line program) in the Run dialog box, the program runs, then instantly closes after it has completed execution. This also happens for any batch files I run. I also have cscript associated with my vbs files... it would be really nice if I could just double click those and see the result.
I'm looking for a way to globally stop this action from happening. I have done it before but I think it was in Windows 98... and I cant even remember how I did it. Is there a way to have these programs stay open after execution?
Keep in mind I'm not looking for work-arounds to this. I dont want to have to add "Pause" to my batch files or anything like that. I want to be able to type ipconfig, arp, netstat, ping, or any other command line program from the run dialog box and have the window stay open.
This option has to be there somewhere. So far hours of searching and a few message board posts have revealed nothing... someone here must know. Anyone?