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


18 Feb 2013   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Add custom item to right side of start menu?

Hello all!

A new nit-picky OCD question for all you geniuses. Is it possible to add a custom item to the right part of the start menu, one that isn't a default option when using the standard customize menu? Specifically, I'd love to add the Network Connections control panel to that pane, but, I don't see how. . .

Thanks as always!

Russell

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18 Feb 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello Russell sorry mate but non genius here LOL!! I can only find

Start > right click on that area ( I take it you mean where Control panel and stuff is listed?) > Properties > Customise > scroll down that list and if it is there tick the radio button Network > OK > Apply and it adds that to that list in that strip.

To remove - just reverse that order
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18 Feb 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ICit2lolnailed it, there are many thing you can add to the right side of the Start menu. The Network one is not to the control panel(?) but the Network Connections page.
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19 Feb 2013   #4

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the effort, but I only wish it was that easy. Using the "network" radial button adds a link to a completely different item than I want. The one I want to add is this one:



Thanks again,

Russell
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19 Feb 2013   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Sorry Russell can't help mate as I only have Network and Sharing Centre in my control panel and the best I can do is right click and create shortcut to desktop.

I thought maybe that could be dragged onto the taskbar but it cannot - as for that strip I am not sure how you would get what you want on it .

There probably is a way to do it via altering the registry entries but I am not familiar with doing that you will need to ask someone a lot cleverer than me
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19 Feb 2013   #6

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

LOL that is exactly what I posted here, to ask the geniuses. I do greatly appreciate the effort regardless!
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19 Feb 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
LOL that is exactly what I posted here, to ask the geniuses. I do greatly appreciate the effort regardless!
No probs mate you are right of course that sort of stuff is the domain of programmers
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19 Feb 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry for the confusion, I have asked our customizer Guru to have a look.
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19 Feb 2013   #9

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry but what you want can not be done, all you can do is what ICit2lol posted in post #2

Jerry
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19 Feb 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if there was a particular network adapter you wanted to access regularly you can right click the network adapter and create a shortcut on the desktop .right clicking the shortcut gives you different options like disable, open file location ( which will open the window you want .)
you could right click the shortcut and select properties and in the shortcut key select w or whatever,it will give you ctrl + alt +w as the shortcut keys. so no need for a start menu button.
i couldnt get the shortcut to pin to start menu or taskbar , so you would have to make do with the shortcut on desktop or keys. if you went with the keyboard shortcut you could move the shortcut from the desktop if you want it clean and then create the shortcut key from the new location you store the shortcut.
hope this makes sense.
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