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Windows 7: Add custom item to right side of start menu?

20 Feb 2013   #11
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys. I will just stick with a shortcut in the start menu itself. Not quite as convenient as I'd like (am I really THAT lazy?) but it will get the job done.


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20 Feb 2013   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Nope wouldn't lazy mate just a bit finicky - we all are in some things
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20 Feb 2013   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Uou could PIN the shortcut to the start menu or Taskbar - more convenient?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
Thanks for all the help guys. I will just stick with a shortcut in the start menu itself. Not quite as convenient as I'd like (am I really THAT lazy?) but it will get the job done.
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20 Feb 2013   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Uou could PIN the shortcut to the start menu or Taskbar - more convenient?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
Thanks for all the help guys. I will just stick with a shortcut in the start menu itself. Not quite as convenient as I'd like (am I really THAT lazy?) but it will get the job done.
Yes Bill I suggested that taskbar option but the drag from desktop to taskbar didn't work - well not for me.
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20 Feb 2013   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

use the alt menu (right click) and pick the location to pin it.

you only have two choices (Start menu or task bar) - you can't pin it to the right pane.

If it's pinned to the start menu, it's at least always in the left pane - you don't have to dig through the full menu

I turn off recent applications and pin things to the start menu or taskbar based on freq. of use - most used - taskbar, next things get pinned to the start menu. everything else I either use the start menu search or dig thru the start menus
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20 Feb 2013   #16
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is a Registry hack that will give you right click access to the Network Connection folder by right clicking either the desktop Network Icon (if you have it on your desktop) or by right clicking the Network icon on the right side of the start menu:

Caution! Modifying the registry can damage your computer! Do a system restore first.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\shell\Network Connectionsl\command
REG_SZ rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl,,0

Now you'll see a Network Connections entry in the right click menu of the Network icon.

Loki
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20 Feb 2013   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OP would need instructions on how to apply/add/modify the registry.
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20 Feb 2013   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
OP would need instructions on how to apply/add/modify the registry.
+1 mate that is a lot of digging down.
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21 Feb 2013   #19
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I greatly appreciate all the effort. I think I am content with just the shortcut, major registry changes simply for ocd convenience is way to finicky even for me!
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21 Feb 2013   #20
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I think you would be happy if the shortcut was pinned to the start menu in the area of the orange box (that is if you're not already doing that). You can even move the pinned item in the list (drag 'n drop)

To keep it clean I untick the "Keep recently used program on the taskber/startmenu properties.


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