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Windows 7: need to make a desktop shortcut to a running program

16 Aug 2015   #1
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
need to make a desktop shortcut to a running program

Hello : I need to make a desktop shortcut to a running program . Is this possible ? Thanks .


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16 Aug 2015   #2
JonM

Windows 7 Professional x64, RHEL 5,6,7
 
 

Can you describe what you need in a bit more detail?
I'm guessing you have a running process like a media program or something similar and you want to make a shortcut to show it?
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16 Aug 2015   #3
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Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM View Post
Can you describe what you need in a bit more detail?
I'm guessing you have a running process like a media program or something similar and you want to make a shortcut to show it?
Yes , exactly - I have a running process that the icon will disappear and I want to make a short cut to show it .
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16 Aug 2015   #4
JonM

Windows 7 Professional x64, RHEL 5,6,7
 
 

Ok, so what do you need to do to the window?
Is it minimised and you want to restore / maximise it, or do you need to bring it to the front, or open it if not running etc?
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16 Aug 2015   #5
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

The program is running but I can't access it , when I lose the icon . Usually I double click the icon in the hidden icon area by the clock / network icon . I need to make the same sort of shortcut that that icon does .
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16 Aug 2015   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

taskbar icons (Right side) can be set to always show.> show hidden icons> customise > always show.

left side when the prog is running right click on icon > pin to taskbar

Roy
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16 Aug 2015   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

what exactly is the program? many programs that behave this way will have a show/hide setting within.
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16 Aug 2015   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well just try setting your system tray to always show all icons. Other then that - Icon Cache - Rebuild and reset notification area. Then reset notification area (system tray) to always show all icons.

Edit: Also if the program is running try "Alt+TAB" to see if it shows up.

Re: Making a desktop shortcut to a running program is possible but if it's already running and you click the shortcut - what do you think will happen?

Either another instance will run or you'll get a message stating that it's already running.
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16 Aug 2015   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

IF the program is running full screen then the desktop will NOT be showing but the taskbar will be.
you will then have to use the show desktop block in the bottom right hand corner, if you've got it set,
easier to have it on the task bar in either case

Desktop shortcuts tend to be run programme
If its on the taskbar and 1 part of the prog is minimised then you will see "enveloped" multi progs running
on the left hand side of the taskbar, prime example are poker sites the table view is open but the lobby is minimised, but quickly accessable by hovering over the icon

Roy
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22 Aug 2015   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
Hello : I need to make a desktop shortcut to a running program . Is this possible ? Thanks .
Did you ever get your shortcut made?
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