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Windows 7: NO ISP Shortcut


21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 
NO ISP Shortcut

In XP, I could easily create a shortcut to my internet connection.
Not so in Win-7. There is nothing I can click on, to make a shortcut.

Does anyone know of another way to do this?

The Doctor

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21 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Well, close but no Cigar!
It's not a shortcut to the Network Connections Folder that I want.
I have just one connection, and I'd like to make a shortcut to that (one) connection, like I could in XP.
With that shortcut on my desktop, I can open the connections window to that one connection and see how it's doing and disable it if I want to.
When it's disabled, just clicking on the shortcut, ENABLES it again, without ever opening a window at all.

I can go into the connections folder in control panel and do the same, but that's slow and clunky.

There are so many quick and easy things that I did in XP that I can no longer do in Win-7 that I'm beginning to get used to it. I won't loose any sleep over it anyway. And I won't be running Windows 7 as my primary OS anytime soon.

I just wanna say that I thank the guys on this forum for helping me to get Windows Mail up and running on Win-7, 64bit. I have it tweaked and tuned so it looks and acts pretty much like Outlook Express 6, which is what I was after.
I also have my entire address book from XP transferred to Win-7 'Contacts'.
I had to save it as a CSV file in XP for it to be importable into Contacts in Win-7.

I've already had several of my customers buy new PC's with Win-7 installed
(a few of those are 64 bit) and of course they want to use an email program that's familiar to them....
something that looks and works like Outlook Express.
I get lots of "attaboys" when I pull the rabbit out of my hat and make Windows Mail work for them and then save their Address Book to Win-7 as well. And it's all thanks to information I've read on this forum.

I'm in XP-Pro right now, but when I get back into Win-7, I'll try to make that shortcut to the connections folder.

Thanks again,
The Doctor
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22 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Couldn't you right-click the connection (list from the Network connections) and create shortcut? This will put it on your desktop for you.
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22 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Couldn't you right-click the connection (list from the Network connections) and create shortcut? This will put it on your desktop for you.
DrWho, is this what you are wanting to create a shortcut to? I had this in my taskbar with XP. I could not right click on it and create a shortcut.


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22 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

In Network and Sharing center, left side click Change adapter settings. There is a listing in there, right click your required connection, and create shortcut. A message will say do yiuwant to create a shortcut in your desktop instead, just click yes.
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22 Jan 2010   #7

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Well, I finally got the job done.
From the tutorial mentioned earlier, I made the desktop shortcut to the Connections folder where my two possible connections were shown. I then right clicked on the one I want and clicked on "Create Shortcut".
That worked! I now have my connection shortcut on my desktop, right where I wanted it.
When I click the desktop shortcut, I get the connection windows shown by CarlTR6.
It works to allow me to disable and then re-enable my Internet Connection, just like it did in Windows XP.

I want to thank yous guys once again...... for helping me make Windows 7 more friendly and helpful.

* How would a person, who has NO Knowledge of internet help forums, ever cope with this stuff? Ergo, most of the hatred for Vista.

MS changed things in Vista and Win-7 that just should have never been changed.
And just think..... some programmer at MS actually got paid good money for making Windows less friendly. Go figure!

Thanks again!
The Doctor
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22 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
In Network and Sharing center, left side click Change adapter settings. There is a listing in there, right click your required connection, and create shortcut. A message will say do yiuwant to create a shortcut in your desktop instead, just click yes.
Thanks much, aem; it worked like a charm
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