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1answer
15 views

My 'SendTo' items dissapeared (only from contextmenu)

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64. Days ago I've noticed that all the items that I have in the SendTo menu has dissapeared. They dissapeared only from the menu, I'm an user who customized the sendto items ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Autohotkey on a win8 tablet: three clicks for an action

I would love to use three clicks on my tablet to perform an action such as ^w (closing chrome windows). I have tried with "RapidHotkey" script but to no avail. I would greatly appreciate your help. ...
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1answer
23 views

URL shortcut icon on multuple PCs

I created a shortcut for a webpage on my desktop. I added a custom .ico image for the icon picture. When I copy this shortcut over to another computer it doesn't keep that icon. Is there any way I ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Cygwin to execute windows shortcut files (.LNK)

I use Cygwin as my cmd replacement on Windows and I am in the process of cleaning up my system PATH variable. I now have a folder containing exe's and shortcuts (.LNK) files which is in PATH ...
0
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0answers
36 views

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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1answer
19 views

Is there a setting to alter the time duration before “resetting” a keyboard entry for selecting a file

I like to use the keyboard to navigate files in Windows explorer (speed!). I used to use XP quite a bit, but now in Win 7 there's something annoyingly different: Let's say I'm in a folder with files ...
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1answer
34 views

Make a shortcut that doesn't do anything [duplicate]

I need to make a shortcut (.Lnk) that doesn't do anything when clicked. Is there a way to make such a shortcut?
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7answers
2k views

How do I “persuade” programs open an actual .lnk file in Windows 7?

A .lnk file in Windows is an actual file intended to be a shortcut to another file. However, I really do want to view the contents on the .lnk file itself. I'm finding it literally impossible to do ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Keyboard Shortcut Error

I Have not had any updates/changes to computer and now all of the sudden my Alt+f4, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and Alt+Tab keyboard shortcuts are no longer working. The individual keys seem to be working like for ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Windows - Keyboard shortcut for paging right

Is there a way to page your window to the right via a keyboard shortcut? I know you can horizontal scroll with many mice, but I don't want to leave the keyboard. I'm working in notepad++ and ...
2
votes
2answers
257 views

I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows? [duplicate]

Is there a way which I can use mac-style shortcuts in Windows? My personal computer is a Macbook, but my work computer is a Windows PC. Using keyboard shortcuts is a nightmare... Like the copy ...
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votes
1answer
192 views

Windows 8.1 thinks that my Visual Studio 2010 Shortcut is called Sql Data Tools

When I go into the Start screen, I have a tile for Visual Studio. However, it is not called Visual Studio 2010 but Sql Data Tools. I then proceeded to remove it from the tiles and went to my desktop ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

Keyboard shortcut won't work for shortcuts in USER/Links folder - Windows 8.1

I have been using keyboard shortcuts for some folders back in Windows 7. Lately I started using Windows 8, now using Windows 8.1. There seems to be an issue about keyboard shortcuts in ...
2
votes
2answers
94 views

Shortcut with relative path [duplicate]

I am trying to create a shortcut whose path is something like: apps\bin\myapp.exe --userdir apps\conf\_user This own't work because Windows wants a absolute path but this shortcut is stored on a ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

Quick way of copying individual files to desktop in Windows 7?

In my job I regularly have to copy individual files from various parts of the file system to my desktop (or wherever - a central location) before getting uploaded into a CMS. This is using Windows ...
0
votes
2answers
399 views

Add delay to desktop shortcut

Is there any lightweight way I can add a delay to a desktop shortcut (Windows 7), so that when I click on it, the application will not open until the specified delay has passed?
4
votes
3answers
213 views

Windows 7 - How do I add an exe to the Start menu which is on a network drive?

SOLUTION: You cannot add items to the start menu if they reside on a network drive, so move the item to a local drive and then add to the start menu in the normal way (as suggested in the accepted ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

List the target of each shortcut in a folder full of shortcuts

I'm using Windows XP Home, SP3. I have a folder containing 5342 shortcuts to various files and folders. I would like to output the target filepath for each shortcut to a text file. Is there an easy ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Internet Explorer 8 “Run with different credentials” shortcut - batch script option?

Internet Explorer 8, combined with Windows 7, offer the possibility to open IE by specifying which user account will be used for security. This can be done by shift right clicking the IE shortcut and ...
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votes
1answer
322 views

How to embed image to a Windows shortcut?

How can I add my custom image to a shortcut to a URL, so that if I move that shortcut to another system, the icon stays the same? I tried with copying my shortcut icon with image also.
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Can't delete keyboard shortcut set for a .ink file

So, I installed the Chrome App Launcher on my PC (now on Win8.1) a few weeks ago, and, as I use it very often, I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut for it. So, I right-clicked the icon on my ...
0
votes
2answers
132 views

Create a .lnk file to shell location?

How would I create a .lnk file to this path? shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} This should open the 'Manage Wireless Networks' window where you ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

How to find what is bound to a keyboard shortcut in windwos 7?

In Eclipse I use Crtl+Shift+F to autoformat code. After I installed SQL Developer (Oracle) I found that the windows shortcut it created also bound that Crtl+Shift+F to it. It took me awhile to find ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

Windows registry keys that affect shortcuts behavior

I want to ask if someone has an info about windows registry key HKCR\lnkfile. As I've found out it describes how shortcuts have to do their work but cannot manage to find much info, all I know, that ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How to reset the hotkeys and shortcuts in windows 8

Something went wrong in my windows 8, the windows button's stopped working and I can't live without Win+D, Win+E, Win+L..etc. Is there any way to reset this shortcuts?
6
votes
3answers
7k views

Using relative paths for Windows shortcuts

Apoligies if this was already asked, but everything related i found seemed to be about starting a batch file in a relative path, which isn't what i want. I have a folder scheme like (highly ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Sort folder full of shortcuts by Destination property in Details view?

I have some folders full of .lnk files. I want to know if I can sort them by the destination in the Details view. I can't find any detail attribute to sort .lnk files by their "destination" property. ...
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votes
1answer
84 views

After uninstalling Media Player Classic some shortcuts are left behind

I uninstalled Media Player Classic but some short cuts are left behind that don't work anymore. For example the "Play Video" option when the external hard drive is shown is now invalid. How can I ...
0
votes
1answer
672 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
362 views

How do I create shortcuts to Cygwin programs in Windows?

I would like to create a Windows shortcut to launch Linux applications through Cygwin. The Cygwin X server is installed and running but I can't figure out a way to do it. I'd like to have ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

How do I create a new taskbar link for a webpage?

How can I create a taskbar link to a webpage (ie Windows Live Mail) to launch the new Windows Live utility that has replaced Hotmail ? Any help would be appreciated and Thank You in advance.
0
votes
3answers
194 views

How to launch a windows application when “Target” and “Start in” fields are different

I am writing automation scripts and to start windows application I use "Win + R" command. However I have a problem with applications which has different data in "Start in" and "Target". Obviously ...
0
votes
1answer
544 views

Automate creation of taskbar shortcuts

I have Windows 8 computers on a domain. I want to create a Group Policy Object to create taskbar shortcuts for users as they move onto different machines. I have created a batch file that will copy ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to create “Send to ”FOLDER“ ” similar to send to desktop shortcut?

I've been trying to keep some files in a separate folder as shortcut, so that I can keep track of my favourite media files and images etc in a specified folder as shortcut. I don't want to always copy ...
2
votes
0answers
46 views

C:\ hidden but can still be accessed via a shortcut

I currently have C: hidden through an Active Directory group policy. The students have worked out that they can bring a short cut of their C: from home and when they run it they can see and access ...
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votes
1answer
791 views

Shortcut target field, window size [closed]

I have a game that I have set to startup in windowed mode, however I would like to know if there is a way to define the window size, here is an example of the target field: C:/program ...
3
votes
3answers
517 views

Internet shortcuts open Print dialog

I use Firefox as default browser. Problem: Double-clicking on any internet shortcut in Explorer opens the Print dialog. Setting for .url under Set Associations is "Internet Browser, Microsoft ...
4
votes
2answers
194 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
712 views

Is it possible to modify the tooltip of a Taskbar pinned shortcut?

I have a bunch of shortcuts (couldn't get other links from mklink working), e.g.: for Firefox that links to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe When I move my mouse over the icon ...
0
votes
2answers
353 views

Using Commands in a Shortcut Target

Is it possible to put commands into a shortcut target? I recently swapped hard drives and now I've got a bunch of shortcuts going to the wrong drive letter. I really want to get "cd.." working - is ...
3
votes
0answers
330 views

Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
2
votes
0answers
132 views

'All Programs' Shortcuts are missing

Using Windows 7, when I go to Start -> All Programs I can see the full structure and all of the shortcuts, but when I click on one, nothing happens. I navigated to: ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Photoshop icon missing after deleting desktop shortcut in Windows 7

I deleted a bunch of shortcut icons on the desktop in Windows 7 to clear the screen. One of them was Photoshop cs5. Ever since its icon has gone missing. I get the default icon for unknown app in the ...
2
votes
2answers
599 views

How do I create a shortcut to a file that does not yet exist?

I would like to create a shortcut, the target of which does not exist (yet). However, as soon as I try to create it, Windows raises an error saying the specified target does not exist. While I ...
2
votes
1answer
710 views

Working symlink isn't accessable through explorer Windows 8

I made a symlink to an folder with mklink on w8x64 between two NTFS partitions on the same disk. All programs think it's a valid folder, but Windows explorer doesn't seem to get this, and displays a ...