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Windows 7: Anyone seen a tray app that pops up a list of program shortcuts?

20 Jan 2016   #31
MourningStar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
... Maybe that's too much hassle for a workaround.. ...
yes it is -thx


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20 Jan 2016   #32
Callender

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
... Maybe that's too much hassle for a workaround.. ...
yes it is -thx
Thanks for spotting that problem.
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20 Jan 2016   #33
MourningStar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
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... Maybe that's too much hassle for a workaround.. ...
yes it is -thx
Thanks for spotting that problem.
you're welcome. Does it have to be 'Favorites' to do this? What about Videos, Pictures, Music, Games ... ?
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20 Jan 2016   #34
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
yes it is -thx
Thanks for spotting that problem.
you're welcome. Does it have to be 'Favorites' to do this? What about Videos, Pictures, Music, Games ... ?
Not sure on that one.

I will try moving "Programs" to "My Videos" and see what happens.
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20 Jan 2016   #35
Callender

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

Two reboots later - it didn't work.

Tried modifying:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\MyVideo

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\MyVideo

changed values to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Nothing happened. Clicking on Videos in Start Menu still displayed videos.

Restored those two back to default using Brink's batch file:

Code:
@echo off 

:: Created by: Shawn Brink
:: http://www.sevenforums.com
:: Tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-location.html


taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

timeout /t 2 /nobreak >nul

if not exist "%UserProfile%\Videos" mkdir "%UserProfile%\Videos"

reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders" /v "My Video" /t REG_SZ /d "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Videos" /f

reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" /v "My Video" /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d %%USERPROFILE%%"\Videos" /f

attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Videos" /S /D

timeout /t 1 /nobreak >nul

start explorer.exe
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20 Jan 2016   #36
Callender

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

It works now using a different method. Here's the result:
Anyone seen a tray app that pops up a list of program shortcuts?-videos.jpg


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20 Jan 2016   #37
Callender

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

Now managed to rename Videos to "Programs"
Anyone seen a tray app that pops up a list of program shortcuts?-programs3.jpg
Basically it involves making sure that "Videos" is set to display as menu in "customize start menu"

Make sure that Videos is empty. Then right click Videos in start menu and select "include a folder"

add C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Anyone seen a tray app that pops up a list of program shortcuts?-programs4.jpg
Optionally remove the videos folder. With videos folder removed the start menu entry for "Videos" can be renamed to "Programs"

I guess it works for any unused folder that you can list in the start menu.

Basically it's messing with Library locations.


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20 Jan 2016   #38
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
... Basically it's messing with Library locations.
yikes, no thx. The standard start menu will do just fine. Appreciate the research. take care.
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20 Jan 2016   #39
Callender

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

See tutorial on including folder in a library here:

Library - Include a Folder

Option 2 - Step 5

Basically it's the same thing. You can add/ remove locations at any time.
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20 Jan 2016   #40
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
See tutorial on including folder in a library here:

Library - Include a Folder
I remember this tutorial when researching how to include 'any' folder as a 'Library' folder in the taskbar's Windows Explorer icon and used it to add some of my own. By default I believe it comes with (My) - Pictures, Music, Videos, Downloads & Documents. However, I cannot recall how I got one of my added/custom Library folders to appear on the right side of the Start Menu. I do recollect many posts of people asking how to put a user folder there and the response being not possible. I was orbiting Neptune when it was revealed I was wrong-thinking on this apparently. Anyways, I no longer need the one on the Start Menu and simply reconfigured it to call up 'Programs' and renamed it.
Presto!

So, given this, I cannot reason why the need for the 'Favorites' registry mod from a few posts back. No matter, I happy now and all's well.

-thx
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