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Windows 7: True Taskbar Shortcut

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17 Jul 2010   #1

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True Taskbar Shortcut

So this is a very simple little program I made. What it does is:

When you open it the first time it will ask you to select a file or shortcut.
After you have selected your file or shortcut it becomes a shortcut for that file or shortcut.
Now you might wonder why would you want to create a shortcut of a shortcut?
The main reason is for My Computer.
With this program you can easily make a shortcut onto your taskbar to My Computer. Yes I know there are other ways of going about this, but those ways are limited in one way.
When you select the newly created shortcut, it will open explorer as a new tab leaving you the option to open My Computer again or Firefox again or whatever you want everytime you click it. I know that is not much of a difference but it was worth it to me to make it.

So here is a Step by step on how to do this. Whenever I say TTS I mean True Taskbar Shortcut.
1. Download TTS
2. Put TTS wherever you want (I put it in program files)
3. Run it
4. Select the file/shortcut/program that you want. (keep in mind TTS will create a log file to remember what you selected, if you ever want to change your selection just delete the log file)
5. Create a shortcut to TTS
6. Change the icon of the shortcut you just made to whatever you want.
7. Drag the shortcut to the taskbar.
8. Done

So if you have any thoughts, suggestions or questions feel free.

You cannot select libraries because they are not proper locations, if you want a shortcut to one you must browse to the actual folder location then create a shortcut to it and then select the shortcut in TTS.

WARNING: DO NOT SELECT ITSELF, Dont do it unless you want to have to log off and back on to gain control of it again.

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