Stupid Geek Tricks: Create a Shortcut to Quickly Edit Your Hosts File [↗]

My quick and easy solution to this problem is so simple that it barely deserves a full article, but we’re going to cover it anyway—basically, you just create a shortcut to edit the file in Notepad, and set the properties to always start as Administrator. The final step is to create that shortcut in the Start Menu, so it will be easily accessible with the start menu search engine.

Nifty tip. I’m constantly editing my system’s hosts file on OS X and Linux, which is trivial once you set-up a Bash alias, but I can’t do that on Windows, yet, so this tip came in handy.

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