Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In Windows 7, if I shift right click a short-cut on the taskbar that is not running I get the standard short-cut menu that includes "Run as Administrator".

However, once the application is running, shift right-clicking only shows the applications menu (eg Restore, Move, Size, etc).

Is there a key combination that will show the standard short-cut menu instead of the applications system menu when the application is running?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I don't think there is one. Once you launch an application the taskbar shows its window, it no longer shows the shortcut. So you are right-clicking on a window taskbar button.

A solution would be to first right-click the window button and then SHIFT right-click the shortcut in the jump list.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.