Website Selector

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Introduction: Website Selector

Hello everyone I came up with this simple but very useful batch file.
Copy the Text you see below and then paste it to notepad and save it as .bat
FOR EXAMPLE===> Website Selector.bat
COPY
  ll
  \/

@echo off
title Websites
color 0a
cls
:back
echo now pick a website!!!
echo 1=www.google.com
echo 2=www.youtube.com
echo 3=www.yahoo.com
echo 4=www.facebook.com
echo 5=www.twitter.com
echo 6=www.instructables.com
SET /p pick=
if %pick%==1 goto 1
if %pick%==2 goto 2
if %pick%==3 goto 3
if %pick%==4 goto 4
if %pick%==5 goto 5
if %pick%==6 goto 6
:1
start www.google.com
goto stuff
:2
start www.youtube.com
goto stuff
:3
start www.yahoo.com
goto stuff
:4
start www.facebook.com
goto stuff
:5
start www.twitter.com
goto stuff
:6
start www.instructables.com
goto stuff
:stuff
echo press 1 to go back to choosing a website or 2 to exit
SET /p go=
if %go%==1 goto back
if %go%==2 goto exit
:back
goto back
:exit
goto end
:end
exit

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    The website selector is very nice.

    And the start command also works in apps such as chrome.exe or firefox.exe

    Lol sure wokandal !!!

    Nice work. May I suggest you add another option, perhaps you should let them (the users) choose what site they would want (through option 7: other). This could be accomplished by setting their preferred website address as a variable (let's call it "other") and then using the code "START %other%", and to check if it worked "IF %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 echo The website didn't open because of an error, maybe it was because you typed the address wrong."

    But other than that, nice work!

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    Thank you this is my first instructable i will be making the changes soon but i working in a new project that is taking very long to complete.

    PS
    if you will like to help message me the new batch file is about talking to your computer so i will be happy if you helped me.

    It would be my pleasure to help you. But, I don't really think your idea (although amiable) is going to work. Maybe through the use of VBscripts. I'll look around and see what I can find.

    I've looked around and the answer is no. I couldn't find anything that is relevant.

    Making the computer speak to you on the other hand is quite easy.

    So we should make something else do you have any suggestion?

    I'm trying to work on a batch, text-based RPG game called "Batch Quest". I could use some help if your interested but it is going to be in depth and monotonous. If your are in you can't back out half way through.

    Sure I will help!! I love text-based games!

    I will post you the skeleton soon and tell you what I need done.