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Windows 7: Pinning to the Start Menu

27 Jul 2012   #1
Carson Dyle

Win7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Pinning to the Start Menu

What's the difference between "pinning" a shortcut to the Start Menu and simply copying the shortcut there?


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27 Jul 2012   #2
Bongo

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If you mean dragging it into the start menu, there is no difference it the same as pinning it.
Jerry
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27 Jul 2012   #3
Carson Dyle

Win7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks.

Why is it that I cannot rename items in the Start Menu?

And what's the difference between the context-menu options 'Unpin from Start Menu' and 'Remove from this list'?
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27 Jul 2012   #4
Bongo

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If you rename the shortcut on the desktop then drag it to the start menu it will be the new name.

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And what's the difference between the context-menu options 'Unpin from Start Menu' and 'Remove from this list'
There is no difference it the same as unpinning it.
Jerry
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27 Jul 2012   #5
Carson Dyle

Win7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
If you rename the shortcut on the desktop then drag it to the start menu it will be the new name.
Yeah, I realize that. It doesn't explain why they can't be renamed.

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And what's the difference between the context-menu options 'Unpin from Start Menu' and 'Remove from this list'
There is no difference it the same as unpinning it.
If there's no difference, why are both selections available?
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27 Jul 2012   #6
Bongo

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I don't know why.
Jerry
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