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Create a folder shortcut excluding a sub folder

I have a folder for my work stuff, and I'd like to have a copy of it on the cloud. I'm using Barracuda Copy service,which creates a folder on my computer that is auto synced. I'd like to have a ...
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1answer
25 views

Speeding up explorer.exe global shortcuts [duplicate]

I'm running Cygwin on windows with cmder as a terminal for zsh. The way I got it to be a bit similar to what my linux setup has is I placed a shotcut (.lnk) on my desktop with a keyboard shortcut ...
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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
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0answers
18 views

Wacky window icon when using environment variable in Windows shortcut(.lnk)

I'd like to use environment variable in my .lnk file so that my .lnk file and their associated icons can be portable across different Windows machines. It almost works but there is an uncomfortable ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Does windows 7 have a 'force-quit' shortcut key combination?

Sometimes applications like to override the close button on the window pane, so ALT-F4 and the like don't work. I want to know if there is a quick way to hard shut-down the active application without ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Equivalent of Windows Search Deskbar Shortcuts in Windows 7

On my previous Windows XP laptop, I made extensive use of the "Windows Search Deskbar" and specifically the shortcuts you could define in an ini file. Essentially, you could associate a ...
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0answers
31 views

How do these “smart” shortcuts work?

I'm using Windows 7 and I find these types of shortcuts that just show the app name and no path to the executable annoying. I don't know how they are called, but I guess you could call them "smart ...
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2answers
84 views

Unmodifiable windows shortcut link : how to alter them?

Edited the question: When I launched and pinned SQL Data Compare to the quick launch bar, I noticed I could not run this program as an other user, using the Shift+Right click modification. A closer ...
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2answers
182 views

How to move target a Windows shortcut points at and allow existing shortcut work?

I would like to do the following: Create a shortcut to a folder (say mLink.lnk --> C:\tmp) This will be emailed to users Move and/or rename the folder (C:\tmp --> C:\tmp2) Setup intermediate step ...
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1answer
32 views

In Windows 7 how to create desktop shortcut to a webpage and then edit it to provide more query-string args

I can drag the icon from the IE address bar onto the desktop, and a shortcut to the webpage is created on the desktop. The type is "Pinned Site Shortcut". I'd like to edit the URL, to provide ...
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1answer
63 views

Create shortcut to 'Play Selection' for Windows Media Player on Win7.

I have a directory with 40 video files. My current pattern is to select 10 of them at a time and click the 'Play Selection' button. This involves three clicks and has plenty of room for error: Open ...
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0answers
129 views

The auto-generated shortcuts in my home directory (PrintHood, NetHood etc.) - what gives?

When switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 you find that many subdirectories in your user's home directory (now at X:\Users\myusername\) are deprecated, but instead of just being gone, they've been ...
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1answer
91 views

Windows 7: Shortcut Key remains after shortcut deleted

A few days ago I was playing around with using shortcut keys. You know, these: Accidently I set the shortcut to AltGr+รง which prints '{'. Now as a developer, you can imagine I need this ...
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2answers
318 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
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3answers
159 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 ...
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2answers
77 views

Is there a way to create a cmd shortcut for a specific folder on W7 or/and W8?

Let say i have 3 different folders that i want to access with CMD C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\TestApp1\Debug> C:\Users\Henok\Documents\Visual Studio ...
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1answer
221 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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0answers
21 views

How to force specific Chrome behavior through a shorcut [duplicate]

I tried making a shortcut to Chrome and making it launch Minimized and go to a specific webpage. If I don't have Chrome already open, this shortcut works exactly as intended. If I do have Chrome ...
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2answers
69 views

How do I copy the URL contained in the internet shortcut in Windows 7?

Sometimes my internet shortcuts doesn't work properly when I double-click on it. Is there a way to easily copy the URL contained in the shortcut for windows 7.
2
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1answer
365 views

Dropbox desktop shortcut

On Windows 7, I noticed that the Dropbox application shortcut took a few seconds to open and all it really does is open up the local folder in Windows Explorer. So I deleted the shortcut and manually ...
0
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1answer
1k views

duplicate taskbar on 2 monitors [duplicate]

I've just got a new computer monitor, and I've added it to my previous one, and I have some questions I need answers to: Is there any way to make the windows taskbar go on both monitors? I tried ...
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1answer
305 views

Creating An “Elevated Shortcut” Allowing UAC To Be Bypassed For Certain Trusted Applications?

The User Account Control (UAC) notifies oneself before certain changes are made to your PC ie those which require Administrator level permissions. But sometimes this can be annoying especially for ...
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2answers
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How to create a desktop shortcut from a batch file

I know there are many posts on this issue but there is a minor twist to what I need to do. I can figure out how to create a shortcut with an argument like this: "C:\Program Files\My App\App.exe" /s ...
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1answer
114 views

Organizing a lot of shortcuts on the desktop for quick access, transmissions

I'm in transmission business and have to have fast access to a lot of places on the network, over 100. So I setup folders with related shortcuts on the desktop and setup explorer to 'open each folder ...
0
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3answers
320 views

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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3answers
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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
61 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
532 views

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center - Slow response for App-specific shortcuts

So a few months ago, I bought a new MS mouse, and was surprised that they'd discontinued Intellipoint in favor of this Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. It seems to have the same functionality ...
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0answers
130 views

How can I create a desktop shortcut for “Listen to this device”?

In windows, there is a way to make audio from your input go to your output, by checking "Listen to this device". Is there a way to make a desktop shortcut or start menu shortcut that enables/disables ...
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1answer
79 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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2answers
444 views

Paste using middle mouse button

Is there any application to paste the same text every time with middle button? I have seen tools to paste the clipboard text, But I am looking to paste the same text every time I click the middle ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Can you set keyboard shortcuts to use more than 1 key

In windows 7 you can set Keyboard Shortcuts to file/folder shortcuts, the shortcuts are always Ctrl + Alt + [YOU KEY] what i want to know is can you create these shortcuts with more than 1 key so ...
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1answer
1k views

Create Shortcut to Files in my MicroSD Automatically

Some days ago, I got a problem with my Micro SD. The problem is this: When I connect my Micro SD to PC, and when I went to its drive, i can not see anythings there. Just there is a Shortcut with the ...
2
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1answer
80 views

Categorizing apps in Windows 7 start menu?

Is there any way to group related applications in Start Menu? Let's say I have a few Graphic software and a bunch of IDEs and I want to put them in a single item. Is it possible?
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1answer
37 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.
2
votes
1answer
253 views

Where is the ordering of taskbar shortcuts stored?

In Windows, where is the "ordering" of the taskbar program shortcut icons stored? I'm trying to rearrange them without directly click-and-dragging them into a respective arrangement. Behind the ...
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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
1answer
1k views

How to create aliases in windows [duplicate]

In Linux I can do this : ln -s /tmp/mydocs /home/user/docs/ it will create alias to /home/user/docs/ and I can access to docs with cd /tmp/mydocs/ In windows : I have this directory ...
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1answer
855 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
946 views

Create shortcut to a specific folder in the 'Send To' context menu?

I want to add an item to the "Send To" context menu. The problem is that if I add an item there, let's say for example "C:\Users". When I drag the folder across Windows interprets that I want to copy ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

How do I see all set shortcuts within Firefox?

Is it possible to find a centralized location and/or listing of all set keyboard shortcuts used within Firefox, including keyboard shortcuts enabled by miscellaneous add-ons? NOTES I've seen Windows ...
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votes
1answer
708 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
474 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
246 views

Is there a windows 7 shortcut to maximize all windows? [duplicate]

I've got many windows minimized in my taskbar and I'd like to maximize all of them at once. Is there a Windows 7 shortcut to do that?
3
votes
1answer
157 views

Shortcut hotkeys occasionally not working

In Windows there's the option to assign a key combination in the properties of every shortcut (see screenshots). When these shortcuts are placed on the Desktop or in the Start menu, they act as global ...
4
votes
2answers
271 views

Is it possible to change my computer's volume with my mouse?

I had a Logitech MX1100 mouse that I was using to change my computer's volume -- I mapped the DPI rocker switch to volume change (repeating). But that mouse has now been replaced with a Performance MX ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

tigervnc shortcut to server

I'm using TigerVnc to connect to my local server on lan enviroenment. I doubleclick on the TigerVnc viewer, a windows asking the server IP open up, I write the ip addres and then connect. There is any ...
2
votes
1answer
322 views

Windows 7 Clock On/Off shortcut?

Apologies if I'm asking this in the wrong place etc. I've love to have a keyboard shortcut to turn off and on clock in windows 7. I've done a good bit of research and I can't find anything. Would ...
0
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1answer
252 views

Win7 shortcut targets not changing

I have Win7 installed on an HDD (C drive) that has all my stuff on it. Recently I bought an SSD (E drive) and today I have been migrating things over. I changed the registries so that C is my default ...
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1answer
331 views

How to create a shortcut in C:\?

Is there a way to create a shortcut that lives in C:\ (as opposed to my desktop), and points to a folder also in C:\? (I'm not sure whether the tool shortcut.exe can do this at all, but in any case, ...