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Windows 7: How to add additional start parameter to a pinned prgm?


28 Oct 2010   #1

winxp
 
 
How to add additional start parameter to a pinned prgm?

Assume I pin a prgm to the Taskbar in Windows 7. How can I (later) add some additional start cmdline parameters for the launch of this program?

Sample:

I pinned Windows Explorer. How can I add parameters like

explorer.exe /n,/e,D:\work

Do I really have to create a shortcut first, then add the parms here in shortcut Properties and finally pin the shortcut?
I cannot believe this procedure is the only way.

Under WinXP I could directly right click on an icon on QuickLaunchBar and add the parms without problems.

This is not possible in Windows 7 any more

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28 Oct 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you've answered your own question.

a pinned icon isn't the same as a simple shortcut, so can't be edited the same way.
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28 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Shift right-click will bring up the Property sheet. (the program must be closed for this to work)
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28 Oct 2010   #4

win7
 
 

Right click on the explorer icon, select windows explorer by right clicking on it, left click on properties then adjust "Target" as required.
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28 Oct 2010   #5

 

Yes, as WillyWombat states. When you pin something to the start menu / taskbar, it is a pinned instance of a shortcut with special properties. If you right click it, you have at least 2 options - the shortcut itself and a command to unpin it. if you further right click the shortcut, then you get the standard context menu allowing you to edit the properties of the shortcut using the properties item.
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01 Nov 2010   #6

winxp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Right click on the explorer icon, select windows explorer by right clicking on it, left click on properties then adjust "Target" as required.
That was it! Its a kind of hidden sub context menu.
Thx
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