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Windows 7: Taskbar Pinning Issue

03 Nov 2015   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timw128 View Post
Thanks, Brink- thought I was losing me mind...!... We'll play with this link a spell and inform.

Thanks for the help- as usual, 'tis greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards-

tim

You're most welcome. Sorry for putting you in an infinite loop.


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03 Nov 2015   #12
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry Tim, it pasted the wrong link on me. Here's the correct one.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
OK, Brink, that works fine for IE.... My default browser is Opera and the same process doesn't work there.

I thought it did at one time. What I did is to create a shortcut, downloaded an image of SpeedTests logo

(.PNG), converted it to .ico and applied it to the shortcut. From there, I simply moved it to-

'C:\Users\'my user name'\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs'

It's not that frequently used, except when my internet acts up. (See attach.)

I'm almost certain I was able to pin to taskbar using Opera as default. I know I could in XP Pro SP3.

If you have any other advice or suggestions, I'm all ears, or eyes in this case.

Sure appreciate you taking the time to help me- Thanks!

tim


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Taskbar Pinning Issue-1.jpg 
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03 Nov 2015   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tim,

You should be able to create a shortcut using the location below to open SpeedTest.net in Opera. This shortcut can be pinned to the taskbar.

Code:
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\launcher.exe http://www.speedtest.net/
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04 Nov 2015   #14
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Tim,

You should be able to create a shortcut using the location below to open SpeedTest.net in Opera. This shortcut can be pinned to the taskbar.

Code:
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\launcher.exe http://www.speedtest.net/
Yes, Brink, that's exactly what I was going to try- incorporate it right into the 'launcher.exe'...

Thanks for that, you validated my thoughts exactly.

Again, thank you so much- it's genuinely appreciated!
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04 Nov 2015   #15
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Uh-oh!... on second thought, it doesn't work- unless I am doing something wrong.
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04 Nov 2015   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It works for me, so possibly.

Double check to see if Opera was installed to the %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera folder.

Go ahead and also post a screenshot showing the Shortcut tab in Properties of the shortcut to see if anything may be wrong.
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04 Nov 2015   #17
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It works for me, so possibly.

Double check to see if Opera was installed to the %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera folder.

Go ahead and also post a screenshot showing the Shortcut tab in Properties of the shortcut to see if anything may be wrong.
Thanks for that, Brink... Yes, indeed Opera's installed in the correct location (See attchmnt)

Maybe I am not sure of how to integrate 'www.speedtest.net' into there properly

Here's another slick way, that works, with Opera- Create shortcut on desktop, drag to taskbar, and pin to

Opera. Then, right click Opera icon on taskbar and a submenu comes up showing it pinned to Opera- click

that, and BOOM!... SpeedTest!... yeah, that's cool with me.

Brink, for the sake of gaining knowledge, would you please be kind enough to illustrate exactly how,

graphically, you're implementing your method above- with the launcher.exe file?... Thanks!

Off topic, I have another issue that needs some sound advice. I initiated a thread on it a while back, but

got a plethora of answers. I'll PM you with regard to that, if it's OK- Thanks for that.

Kind Regards-

tim


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Taskbar Pinning Issue-opera1.jpg Taskbar Pinning Issue-pin2op.jpg Taskbar Pinning Issue-2.jpg 
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04 Nov 2015   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I used OPTION FOUR below to create a new shortcut, ....

Shortcut - Create for a File, Folder, Drive, or Program in Windows


.... and copied and pasted the location below for step 2.

Code:
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\launcher.exe http://www.speedtest.net/
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04 Nov 2015   #19
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I used OPTION FOUR below to create a new shortcut, ....

Shortcut - Create for a File, Folder, Drive, or Program in Windows


.... and copied and pasted the location below for step 2.

Code:
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\launcher.exe http://www.speedtest.net/
Hmmm...that's what I attempted, as well- but I get a window that says it doesn't exist, but it certainly does,

as I can open Opera from that 'launcher.exe' location. Here, check this attachment graphic out:


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04 Nov 2015   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It appears the launcher.exe is not there for you. Post a screenshot of Windows Explorer showing the location that the launcher.exe file is at for you to see where it's at instead.
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