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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

14 Oct 2010   #190
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Allen. Thank you for postin back with your findings.


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24 Oct 2010   #191
Florio

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Really Useful Tips...

Hi Shawn,

you're a genius!! I've just got a new laptop with Windows 7, and find myself having to get used to the news OS after using Vista for several years. So your advice is saving me lots of headaches.

One thing I've noticed about the elevated program shortcut involves CCleaner, the program you've actually used in your demo. Rather than leave the icon on the desktop, I moved it to the quicklaunch bar. But now when I click on the icon, a duplicat icon opens on the quicklaunch bar which I then have to click on to launch the program.

Would you have any idea what might have happened here, and how I can rectify the situation? I think I followed your instructions to the letter, in fact two other programs I created shortcuts for seem to open without problems. Don't know if this is related or not, but CCleaner does not run on startup as it should do (and as it did when I was using Vista).

Florio
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24 Oct 2010   #192
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Florio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is normal since the shortcut is of a task. When used, it opens a separate program ex: CCleaner. Since it's not the same target as the shortcut, it opens a new icon. No worries.
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24 Oct 2010   #193
Florio

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you Shawn, for your welcome and the reply to my message.

Is it possible then to avoid having the duplicate icon? And how can I get CCleaner to run on startup (it should already be doing this!!)?

Florio
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24 Oct 2010   #194
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Florio.

If you use the elevated task shortcut created in this tutorial, then there's no way to avoid it opening a separate window unless you place the shorcut on the desktop instead so it only has one icon on the taskbar when opened.

The only other alternative to not have more than one icon on the taskbar is to pin the CCleaner.exe file normally to the taskbar instead, but you will get a UAC prompt when you run it.

You can place a copy of the elevated task shortcut in your Start Menu "Start Up" folder to have it run at start up.
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08 Nov 2010   #195
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Excellent work, thank you!
Long time lurker, first time poster. I used this tutorial for about a dozen commonly used programs and all have worked flawlessly....except one. It seems that my shortcut for Avast! Free AV (AvastUI.exe) can only be used once per session, if I need to open the Avast UI more than once per session, I have to reboot, which TOTALLY defeats the purpose of using the shortcut----I'd rather have to click "yes" to several UAC prompts than have to do several reboots. Is there a fix/tweak/workaround for this or have you encountered this with Avast or any other program? I apologize if this has already been addressed here, I only read the first 5 pages or so of this thread.

Thanks in advance for the anticipated informational replies!
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08 Nov 2010   #196
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, every program may have it's own way of how you can run it.

You should be able to open the Avast UI by double clicking on it's icon in the system tray notification area on the taskbar though.
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08 Nov 2010   #197
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

WOW, that was a quick reply, I'm impressed!

Duuhhh...OF COURSE I can! I have the tray icon disabled in settings and plain FORGOT about it!

...sometimes you can't see what's right under your nose. Thanks again, and thank you for the warm welcome!

Edit to add: I just enabled the Icon in systray...it opens the UI with a single click....which is NEVER the case, ALL tray icons open w/double clicks, no? Something new in Win 7? I just got this laptop about 3 wks ago...been using XP for....it seems like FOREVER...and I'm still stumblin' around 7!
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08 Nov 2010   #198
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, you're most welcome mate.
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08 Nov 2010   #199
mac173

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
WOW, that was a quick reply, I'm impressed!

Duuhhh...OF COURSE I can! I have the tray icon disabled in settings and plain FORGOT about it!

...sometimes you can't see what's right under your nose. Thanks again, and thank you for the warm welcome!

Edit to add: I just enabled the Icon in systray...it opens the UI with a single click....which is NEVER the case, ALL tray icons open w/double clicks, no? Something new in Win 7? I just got this laptop about 3 wks ago...been using XP for....it seems like FOREVER...and I'm still stumblin' around 7!
With Avast, you are not opening the program from the system tray, you are bringing up a minimized program. When you drop the Avast window, it does not close, it minimizes to the system tray, so its a single click to maximize again.

That is also why the shortcut did not work. It cannot open up two sessions of Avast.
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