When right clicking on the PuTTY icon in the Windows 10 taskbar, I get recent connections. Clicking on one of those just opens the PuTTY main page. Instead of connecting to that connection.
Is it me? How could I change that?
This is a known issue with PuTTY 0.65 and older on Windows 10. See PuTTY bug win10-jumplists.
It seem to be a bug in Windows 10 triggered by PuTTY using the
@ sign at the beginning of its command-line arguments used in jumplist shortcuts.
A workaround for the Windows 10 bug has been implemented and was released with PuTTY 0.66:
Note that, it won't magically fix existing pinned sites. You have to re-pin them.
I also updated to the latest version of Putty (v. 0.67) and found that it still did not work (even after re-pining). However, I realized that I had to remove all my Recent Sessions for it to work properly.
I did the following:
This fixed it for me (all the steps might not be entirely necessary, but better safe than sorry).
If you find yourself in the same boat as me, which is that updated versions of PuTTy do not fix this issue, you can use the following workaround that I found here:
This will be an additional putty taskbar item if you already had the standard putty pinned to taskbar. Since I only use one putty session every time, I deleted the original putty taskbar pin. If you have multiple connections you want to pin, then you would repeat the above steps for each one and would probably want to change the shortcut icons for each to differentiate.
To fix it you do not only have to install the later Putty version 0.66 or 067, but you have to recreate a new tile in the start menu (pin to the start menu).
Although the old tile starts putty it still opens just the main page. The new pinned putty after installing 0.67 will open the recent connections ok.