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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 ...
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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!!! ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows?

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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37 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 ...
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2answers
144 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?
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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 ...
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28 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 ...
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1answer
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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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86 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.
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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38 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 ...
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1answer
128 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 ...
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2answers
438 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?
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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 ...
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0answers
64 views

Shortcuts from Start command prompt not working : Windows 7

I am having Windows 7 Home basic in my system. From last few days I am not able to run shortcut commands from the Start Command Prompt( that can be opened by clicking the windows icon on the left hand ...
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1answer
65 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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1answer
76 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 ...
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1answer
525 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 ...
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2answers
314 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 ...
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1answer
33 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.
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3answers
119 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 ...
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1answer
398 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 ...
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64 views

Windows Internet Shortcuts and unicode characters in URL

I have a process that creates Windows internet shortcut files (.url). The files are encoded in UTF-8. The files contain an [InternetShortcut] section, where a URL= is specified. In this case, these ...
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1answer
898 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 ...
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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3answers
410 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 ...
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2answers
145 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 ...
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2answers
552 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 ...
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2answers
343 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 ...
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281 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 ...
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'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: ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
426 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 ...
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1answer
647 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 ...
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1answer
423 views

Windows XP cannot find the Windows TEMP folder using %temp% in the run command window

please help me when i type %temp% in run it will show an error instead of temp folder. The error is like as follows. windows can't find %temp%.Make sure you typed the name correctly...... how to solve ...
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1answer
321 views

Windows - Relative shortcut path to .exe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable Shortcuts on Windows How to create a realtive shortcut path under Windows? Currently the path is "C:\myfolder\example.exe"- I tried the following but there ...
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1answer
290 views

Is Windows caching the URLs of internet shortcut files?

Let's say I have links for two searches on the web: "search 1" and "search 2" on Google. The URLs would then be: https://www.google.com/#q=search1 https://www.google.com/#q=search2 I create ...
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4answers
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Windows 8 Devices - Shortcuts

Just bought a cheapo 15.5 Vaio with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I was able to pair it with a Philips wireless headset and it was great. Thing is, each time I want to use this headset, I need to do this ...
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Is there a “Close all documents” keyboard shortcut for Notepad++?

Using Microsoft Windows and having Ctrl + W to close the current window/tab in Notepad++, I was looking for a similar shortcut to close all documents/windows/tabs at once. What is possible is to ...
2
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1answer
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Modifying Windows Shortcut .lnk-file's target into a relative path

Copied from here, as it's locked over there; I hope it belongs here. Is it possible to open .lnk (windows shortcut) in a hex editor, and change the absolute shortcut path into a relative one? Can we ...
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1answer
119 views

What is the hotkey to select the first text input area in firefox?

I found out about it yesterday. When you press it, the cursor will move to the first text input area in the web page. It's completely wiped from my mind now though. Note: I am using windows 7
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(Virtual) Path to My Computer

I've been doing a bit of registry editing. As you can see (the accepted answer), each of five keys in the registry points to a location. This works fine with normal directories. However, My Computer ...