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Windows 7: How do I pin a folder to Start Menu and have it show Task side menu?

07 Feb 2015   #1
PoPDieTy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I pin a folder to Start Menu and have it show Task side menu?

I guess this is best explained with images, so here's what I want. (If possible of course).



So in this screenshot you can see my Start Menu, notice that some of this icons (Steam, Curse Client and Origin) have an arrow next to them? When you hover, or click, with the mouse the Task menu opens up.


What I want is to add an icon of Microsoft Office and make it so that the arrow is there too (just like Steam, Origin and Curse Client) and make it so that when I click or hover the Task menu will appear, and on the list will be MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc


I would like to know if it's at all possible and if so how can I do it?

Any help would be appreciated.


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07 Feb 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Nice wall care to share the original with us

I don't know how one would go about that with the start menu and all of the office programs,
I believe it would be possible using a toolbar on the taskbar though,
Customize toolbar,
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows-7-annoyances/5c785b0f-3ec6-498f-b0dc-61f776c79928

Windows 7 annoyances - Microsoft Community
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07 Feb 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Mike, what is this link you posted ?? I get a sign-in page for my MS account.

But if you want e toolbar tut, here it is:

Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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08 Feb 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure what's up it goes to a question on answers.com I'm not signed in so it just went to the question for me just now ?
I edited and added another link see what it does,
Cheers.
FWIW I like your tutorial better thanks for posting it,
I must of used the wrong search term on the tutorial search otherwise I would of posted your tut
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08 Feb 2015   #5
PoPDieTy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So it can't be done then, I can only link a folder in the taskbar?



Thanks for the help guys.
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08 Feb 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Alternative method?

Personally I find pinning tons of frequently used items to the start menu or creating jumplists leads to a very crowded start menu. You might consider an alternative.

Here's examples. I don't have MS Office installed but when I want to launch an Office App I just press "WinKey+Z" to open up a launch menu.

Launch Office Apps:

How do I pin a folder to Start Menu and have it show Task side menu?-quickcliq.jpg

Example of adding even more apps under sub-menu's:

How do I pin a folder to Start Menu and have it show Task side menu?-quickcliq-2.jpg

Can pin any file, folder or drive and get quick access. Can launch multiple files with a single click. Let us know if you're interested.


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08 Feb 2015   #7
PoPDieTy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not crowded at all.... At least the way that I want it.

Guess I'll just mark it as solved.

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