I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 Anniversary Edition on both my desktop and my laptop.

On the former, I can't seem to find a way to add a cmder start menu shortcut. Is it because cmder is just a portable application that comes in a zip package?

The odd thing is that I have that kind of shortcut on my laptop, so I must have found a way back then, but can't remember how I did it. Perhaps it was possible pre-Anniversary and now it's not?

  • I just had to right-click on the executable in my folder and then choose "Pin to Start". What a miss! – valerio Oct 6 '16 at 19:48

Although you've solved this yourself, I thought I'd add a step that was preventing me from adding a Cmder shortcut to the start menu. I had forgotten to register it after I'd downloaded it. Per the Cmder GitHub README:

  1. Open a terminal as an Administrator
  2. Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder
  3. Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL. If you get a message "Access Denied" ensure you are executing the command in an Administrator prompt.

From there, add it as a shortcut the usual way (Right click > Pin to Start; or make a shortcut and copy it to %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu)

As an aside, forgetting this step had made it so the Sublime Text 3 package SendREPL was unable to send snippets to the terminal, which is how I finally managed to figure out what was going on

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