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Windows 7: Shortcut knows new location of target file - is this a new feature?

19 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Shortcut knows new location of target file - is this a new feature?

Actually it's on Server 2008R but it has the same underlying code as Windows 7.

I'm embarrased It's probably been there forever.

I have never noticed before that when a 'Target:' of a shortcut is moved the shortcut knows about the new location.

Is this a new feature OR...

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19 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Was this a Shortcut to shop at Target....Need more info
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20 Apr 2012   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThomasAJ View Post
Actually it's on Server 2008R but it has the same underlying code as Windows 7.

I'm embarrased It's probably been there forever.

I have never noticed before that when a 'Target:' of a shortcut is moved the shortcut knows about the new location.

Is this a new feature OR...
Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Don't feel bad, but that feature has been around for a while.

I fired up a Windows 98 Virtual Machine and made these videos for you:





Since I'm still learning about features here and there - I'll have to guess that there are lots of features that I still don't know about. Now off to play some Asteroids on that old VM :-)
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20 Apr 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by papagym View Post
Was this a Shortcut to shop at Target....Need more info
"Target:" is the label on the field in most shortcuts' properties.
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20 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Wow thanks for the videos UsernameIssues
Unfortunately on my 1920x1080 monitor the videos are useless (writing is tiny and blurred).
OR is there a workaround because I have this same problem with other instructional videos.
Thanks again.
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20 Apr 2012   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Did you click on the square in the lower right corner - that should make YouTube videos go into the full screened mode. While it is playing, click on the gear where you can select 720p. Oddly enough, on some videos, I find that 480p is clearer.

Let me know if that works for you.

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20 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Wow again. Thank you very very much. Works great!
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20 Apr 2012   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome.

Enjoy the Seven Forums and check out the tutorials. :-)
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20 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry last Q.

What tool/s did you use to create the videos?

Many thanks
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20 Apr 2012   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I use CamStudio version 2.00. There are other versions. I've just never had a reason to change from what I'm using.

The thing that I was taking a video of was a Virtual Machine. There is a whole Seven Forums sub forum for those... in case you want to make one. Since you have Windows 7 Pro, you can install and use a free Windows XP mode.
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