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Most common locations for shortcuts on Windows (Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch…)

I'm searching for the most common locations for a user's shortcuts, that are quickly accessible, like the Desktop, Start Menu and Quick Launch. This should work from XP on through to 8.1. I'm ...
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How to create desktop (or task bar) shortcut to eclipse IDE on Debian LXDE, OpenBox?

Using Debian (Wheezy) with LXDE/OpenBox. I know how to add shortcut items(panel applets) to panel at the bottom - as shortcut to some application. But, with Eclipse IDE its different, because Eclipse ...
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Switch to desktop with logo button - Win 8.1

For example: I'm running a program in fullscreen or I'm in Metro mode, and I want to switch back to the desktop. I know the shortcut Logo+D, but that minimizes all the windows when switching to ...
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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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What does a grayed-out shortcut indicate?

This morning I notice I have a new shortcut on my desktop - "desktop.ini" It is grayed out, yet I can open it and see the minimal contents, namely: [.ShellClassInfo] ...
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Moved a folder containing shortcuts from desktop. Now it seems to point nowhere?

I just moved a folder from my desktop to another drive. The folder only contained shortcuts, but about a hundred of them. I moved everything to from my desktop to the same place, but when I open it ...
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Remove shortcut arrow only on desktop?

How can you remove the little arrow on the bottom of every shortcut icon, except I only want to remove it on the desktop. I think I can make a small program with whichever icon I want that acts as a ...
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Windows 7: How to hide public shortcuts from user desktop without administrative privileges?

My work computer has lots of default installed programs with annoying desktop shortcuts. I want to hide some (or all) public shortcuts (from C:\Users\Public\Desktop) without administrative privileges. ...
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Check validity of “windows shorcuts”

Is there any simple, automatable method of check for a .lnk file validity? I mean I got a couple of directories whith these shorcuts to apps, and the only way I know if the executable file stills ...
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Add a VPN shortcut to the desktop in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create shortcut to dial VPN connection in Windows 8 I'm new here, so if I misplaced this question please don't bite :) I'm trying to add a shortcut to a VPN connection ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen Shortcuts for Desktop Apps

I am facing an issue regarding Windows 8 shortcuts. My app is not getting pinned for all users for the installed desktop apps. If a user is installing that desktop app, then the shortcut of the app ...
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How can I set my desktop background folder to a shortcut?

I have a shortcut in my Pictures folder that points to a folder in my Dropbox containing my desktop backgrounds. I would like for my desktop backgrounds to cycle through images in this folder. But ...
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Preventing Windows from automatically removing broken desktop shortcuts

I have two external harddrives which I'm using for archiving purposes, because of that they are turned off most of the time. I have some shortcuts on the desktop to some directories on these external ...
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Create a desktop shortcut to the currently viewed web page in Google Chrome

Is it possible to create a shortcut to a web page on the desktop from Google Chrome? I remember that Internet Explorer had a feature like this, does it exist in Chrome as well?
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slow windows desktop keyboard shortcuts

I've got a couple of shortcuts on my desktop and on some of them I've configured the "Shortcut key" to a keyboard combination. For example I have a shortcut pointing to d:\documents\todo.txt and I've ...
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Windows - Four-Finger Swipe for Spaces (Deskspaces)

Is there a way to add a shortcut while dragging four fingers on the keyboard? With Elan Smart Pad, my computer can perform certain tasks by a slip of the fingers on the pad (mac style). The problem ...
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How to automatically add a shortcut for removable media on Windows desktop, like some Linux distros?

I use sometimes some Linux distros, e.g. Ubuntu, and I like the feature they have to add a desktop shortcut to every removable device that is plugged in on desktop - for example, when a DVD is ...
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In Windows XP, how do you create a shortcut to the desktop?

Running the command desktop brings up C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Desktop. This is different from the top of the hierarchy, "Desktop". I would like to create a shortcut or create a command ...
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What environment does an application run in if started via desktop shortcut?

I have noticed that the environment variables I export in my .profile or .bashrc files are not available to applications started via a desktop shortcut. At least to my IDE. They are available if I ...
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How to create a shortcut on the desktop with PowerShell

I have been referring to answer number three of this post to write my PowerShell script, but it doesn't appear to be working. $linkPath = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) ...
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Desktop icon missing from Windows7 Taskbar

Suddenly the desktop icon from my Windows 7 taskbar disappeared. Can someone tell me how can I restore the default icons of taskbar? Thanks.
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How can I restore a remote desktop session to the local console?

After I am finished with a remote desktop connection, I'd like to be able to restore the remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter the password and log back in. ...
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Hide public shortcuts in desktop without administrative privileges

I've looked on the multitude of questions related to Desktop icons in Windows 7 but I haven't found the answer I'm looking for yet. The goal is to have Desktop icons on the Public folder such that ...
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Are there any good tools for cleaning up a horribly complex set of Windows desktop shortcuts?

One of the Windows XP users I support (it's a Windows domain environment) has a huge, nightmarish collection of folders, files and shortcuts to folders and files on their desktop. This came about due ...
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OSX Shortcut to User Folder

How do I create a shortcut on the desktop to Users[me] in Mac OSX? Ctrl+Click does not have an option for Make Alias on this directory
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Preventing upgrades from installing shortcuts on Windows 7 Home [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you block installers from making desktop shortcuts? How can I prevent installers and upgrades from summarily dropping shortcuts into the Public Desktop on Windows 7 ...
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Desktop icons sort by name (sort of) in Windows 7

I am having trouble understanding the Sort by> Name option in the desktop context menu. When I click on this, my icons are sorting vertically, mostly alphabetically. Upper left corner is Recycle ...
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In Ubuntu 10.x, how do I create a shortcut on the Desktop? To files, URLs, folders and applications?

In Windows you can right click on a file, icon next to the URL address from a browser, an application, or a folder and then drag to the Desktop to create a quick convenient shortcut to ...
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How to forbid shortcuts deletion from the desktop

I'm looking how to forbid a limited XP user from deleting a shortcut from the desktop. I've been trying to set the Security permissions but I can't apply them to a shortcut. can someone help me on ...
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“Show desktop” button for Windows XP similar to Windows 7

Windows 7's "Show Desktop" button (the little rectangle on the lower right corner of screen) is easier for me to use whereas XP's is located somewhere at the right side of Start button. Is it possible ...
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Why can't I change the icon being displayed for a desktop shortcut?

I wanted to change the icon showing for a shortcut on the desktop, which points to a .Net utility I created for myself. I rebuilt the exe after changing the icon used within the project. In Windows ...
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Windows XP right-click mouse option to send shortcut to desktop gone

Windows XP right-click mouse option to send shortcut to desktop suddenly gone
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How do you show desktop in Windows 7?

In Windows XP, you get a 'Show Desktop' shortcut button in your task bar by default. This does not appear in Windows 7. How do I add a shortcut button in Windows 7 to show the desktop and hide the ...
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Windows 7: Creating shortcuts to folders and pinning them

I need a system for having instant access to particular directories while not taking up too much screen space (ie: IMO, object dock is too obtrusive). At this point I am making short cuts to various ...
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My Music Folder Appearing On Desktop

I use Windows 7 and have recently been encountering a problem with the My Music folder. I keep all my music on an external hard drive and use a third party program such as VLC to play albums. I also ...
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How can I get to the recycle bin without the desktop icon in windows 7?

I hate having anything on my desktop. I usually remove all the icons from the desktop, even the recycle bin. Occasionally I need to access the recycle bin, but having to re-enable the icon just to ...