20 January 2016

windows 10: easy PATH editing

In windows 10 Microsoft has finally provided an update for the PATH setting mechanism that, if I remember well, must have been around since the earliest versions of windows I remember (windows 3?). Previously you had a one line input box of about 30 characters for setting a path that could be hundreds of characters long. Now they have provided an easier tool, although it is harder to find :).
From the start menu, go to:
 Settings > System > About > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables
Wen editing the Path System variable, you get a list editor for the entries (instead of the semicolon separated list inherited from Unix). For editing an entry you have an optional directory browser.