How to Open a Web Page From a Command with CMD Easily

In this article we want to show you how to open a web page from a command with CMD. Later, we will teach you to do the same but using the Run window. And finally, we are going to explain how to open any application making use of the command console.

How to open a web page from a command with CMD

The command console in a simple but powerful tool. With it you can perform hundreds of tasks and modify many aspects of your system; from creating a text file (txt) to formatting a hard drive.

Today we will focus on one of these commands. To explain the process well, we will take the Google Chrome browser as an example, as it is the most used currently. However, this can also be done from any other Web navigator, like Firefox or Opera. If that’s the case for you, just replace the name of your browser and write everything else the same.

  1. Open the CMD command console. You can do it in two ways: 1) pressing the «Windows» + «R» keys simultaneously, type cmd and click «OK» or 2) go to «Start», type «cmd» in the search bar and select the first result.
  2. Once the command console is open, type the following: «start chrome» web name «». You must write the complete URL of the page you want to visit. It should look like: «start chrome».
  3. Press the «Enter» key on your keyboard.

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And that’s how easy it is to open a web page from a command with CMD. In case you are interested, it is also possible to enter a web page from the command console in incognito mode from your browser. As in the previous case, for practical purposes we will take Google Chrome as an example.

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  1. Enter the CMD command console.
  2. Write the following command: «Start chrome / incognito» web name «». It is important that between «Chrome» and the slash (/) you put a space. Otherwise, you will get an error. It should look like this: «start chrome / incognito».
  3. Hit the «Enter» key.

Then a new incognito window will open showing the page you entered. Although this command cannot be on the list of the best CMD commands due to its usefulness, it is certainly quite interesting. You are sure to impress your friends.

How to open a web page from the Windows Run window

In reality, the command console is not the only window capable of running applications. In this case, we tell you that you can also use the Run window to enter the web page you want. As in the previous case, this a really simple process It won’t take you more than a few seconds. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Run window. To do this, press the keys «Windows» + «R» simultaneously or search for it by name in the Windows search bar.
  2. Write the word chrome followed by the website you want to go to. It should look like this: «chrome».
  3. If you want incognito browser, just add that word to the command. It will look something like this: «chrome / incognito»

As you can see, it is very easy to enter a web page from the Windows Run window. With this you can also run other programs.

How to open any application on your computer from a command with CMD

CMD is a powerful command console that allows you to do much more than opening web pages in your browser. It allows you to control many aspects of the operating system, repair bugs and correct errors.

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If you combine its use with PowerShell you will have no limits. Now, although the options are practically unlimited, now we want to teach you something basic: open any application from CMD. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. After opening the command console, run the following command twice: «cd ..» (yes, with the colon).
  2. Then type «cd» followed by the full path of the folder that contains the executable of the application you want to open.
  3. Finally, type the command «start» followed by the name of the application you want to open and end with .exe. For example, let’s say you want to open Google Chrome. The complete process would be to write the following: «cd ..» «cd ..» «cd Program Files Google Chrome Application» and finally «start chrome.exe».

Although in the daily use of a computer it is unlikely that you will need to use these command lines, it never hurts have some knowledge about the CMD console. Now you know how to open any application and enter a web page from this window.

A command that may be more useful to you is the one that is used to forcibly remove items from CMD when they do not want to leave your system.

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