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Windows 7: Very irritating windows 7 shortcut problem


07 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Very irritating windows 7 shortcut problem

Just got 7 and still figuring it out.

Here is my problem:

I right click on desktop, click create shortcut, find the application in my documents and click on it's unique launch logo, drag the newly created shortcut into my lower menu bar.

I then click on the logo to quick launch the application, and ANOTHER logo that looks exactly the same opens up next to it, instead of the one I created?

I even tried dragging the original application logo found in the program files to the menu bar and it does the same thing.

Any ideas??

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07 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi betelgeuse4721 you can try Restore Default File Associations, use the Default .exe file.
Also are you making the shortcut with program_name.exe?
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07 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Yes it is the main .exe for the program (Eclipse, which is a Java interface) and it's driving me crazy -

I will click on the icon on the taskbar and the program will load. Once it is loaded, the second clone icon appears right next to it.

I try right clicking on the newly appeared clone, and I only see "Close" "Task" and "New Task" -

The ORIGINAL one I want that is next to the clone has the "unpin" etc. options that a regular icon has.

Very strange.
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07 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

did you try the link I posted?
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07 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

yes and It said it added the values to my registry and it keep doing the same thing.

I now deleted all of the shortcuts and opened up the application through its program file:

Now the logo appears in my taskbar while it loads, then the clone appears and immediately replaces the original logo -

Not a huge deal it's just that I can't stand shit that doesn't make sense lol.
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07 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I understand that kind of frustration. Other than what I suggested, I'm stumped, its not how it is supposed to work. Perhaps someone else will provide a better answer for you.
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07 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I appreciate the help man, I think Eclipse is just a stubborn program so maybe there's nothing we can do about it.

Thanks again and take care!
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07 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betelgeuse4721 View Post
Just got 7 and still figuring it out.

Here is my problem:

I right click on desktop, click create shortcut, find the application in my documents and click on it's unique launch logo, drag the newly created shortcut into my lower menu bar.

I then click on the logo to quick launch the application, and ANOTHER logo that looks exactly the same opens up next to it, instead of the one I created?

I even tried dragging the original application logo found in the program files to the menu bar and it does the same thing.

Any ideas??
I'm not sure what you mean by lower menu bar. If you're referring to the Quick Launch, you can always right click on a program and select Add to Quick Launch.
You probably can delete your current shortcuts and apply Add to Quick Launch.
I'm not sure if it will eliminate your problem, though.
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07 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not a problem. Have you tried a reinstall of Eclipse?
the program should be installed in Program files or Program files X86. If in documents, you may be using the installer as a short? That would create a ghost icon.
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07 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

p5 - I meant the taskbar


Britton - It was in my documents but I dragged the folder into the Program Files folder and still nothing. I'm not really worried about it anymore, just a stupid thing ya know - Anyways - whats the difference between program files vs pf x86?
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