Open Applications With Arguments Without Using Command Line [Windows Utility]
By on June 23rd, 2008

Applications by default do not run with any parameters, the shortcuts for applications usually point to the main application executable. There are times though when you may want to run the application by passing some arguments, for example if you want to invoke Firefox Profile Manager you will have to specify the argument profilemanager. So the actual command will look like /path/to/firefox profilemanager.

Open With Arguments is a handy Windows utility that saves you the pain of opening a command prompt, navigating to the directory and typing in the command to launch a application with arguments.

Open With Arguments allows users to directly pass arguments to executable files by providing a option in the context menu. Using open with arguments is quite easy, once you have downloaded and installed the software right click on any executable file and click on the Open with Argument option.


A new window will popup asking you to provide the arguments you want to open the application with. For example if you want to open the Firefox Profile Manager use profilemanager as the parameter or if you want to open Firefox in safemode use –safemode.


Once you have provided the arguments click on ok and the application should be launched with the arguments you provided. Open with arguments also keeps a history of arguments you used to open applications so that you can quickly access it at a later time.

You also have a option to select console application to indicate that you are opening a batch file or command line tool. For example you can quickly launch a java application by right clicking on the java executable and providing the path or classpath to the java file.


Overall quite a useful application for testers as well as other software users who desist using command line interface and would rather use a GUI to launch applications with arguments.

Open with arguments is completely free software so you do not have to work about paying anything.

Download Open With Arguments.

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