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Windows 7: Run Command - Create Shortcut

08 Sep 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello dafatkid,

Quote:
However I was unable to drag and drop it and automatically pin itself to the taskbar.
That was one of the main purposes of the shortcut in the tutorial instead.

The normal way of creating a RUN shortcut like that above does not have the option to pin it.


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30 Jul 2012   #11
ktell

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Why have I not done this before? I use "start>run" probably 30 times a day. This has saved at least 90 seconds a day = 7.5 minutes a week = 6.25 hours per working year.

That's it I'm storming in my boss's office and demanding a raise.
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30 Jul 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ktell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

LOL, hopefully your boss will not give you the other type of raise.

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29 Aug 2012   #13
natsumerio

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi everybody.

First of all, to Brink I'd like to say "Thank you, Brink!". I've been looking for EXACTLY this kind of tutorial for a while now. It's obscenely frustrating to try to find this but to only find tutorial after tutorial about how to enable it instead, even when the words that you use for the search DON'T use "enable".

Anyway, I want to say "Thank you, Brink", but it turns out that your tutorial doesn't work in Windows 7 64-bit. I can only assume that it does work in Windows 7 32-bit.
Luckily, dw96's advice (in post 7) does work in Windows 7 64-bit, so "Thank you, dw96!".

Just so that anybody who thinks that NOBODY will ever need this kind of thing knows, I actually NEED it. I'm making my very own "Start Menu" because the real "Start Menu" lacks the kind of customization that it should have had BEFORE I used a .reg patch to tell the Library system "You're fired!", & what little customization options it had before that also got fired when the Library got fired. I now have the following things linked to my new "Start Menu".
Computer
Control panel
Device manager
MS-config
Run
System info
Task manager
& the easy-to-find (not to mention easy-to-make-shortcuts-to) things like my account, my pictures, my videos, & so on.

Now I just need to make some shortcuts to the power button's functions, use something from here
Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
to hide Microfail's "Start Menu", & then pin my new "Start Menu" to the task bar, so that my new "Start Menu" will be complete.
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29 Aug 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For those who simply want to run a program:
WIN + R key combo brings up the run box

WIN is the key with the Microsoft logo on top.
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30 Aug 2012   #15
natsumerio

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

& for those who simply want to make their own, FULLY customizable "Start Menu" to replace Microfail's "Start Menu", that doesn't even begin to do what dw96's advice does.
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30 Aug 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

very true.
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30 Aug 2012   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by natsumerio View Post
Hi everybody.

First of all, to Brink I'd like to say "Thank you, Brink!". I've been looking for EXACTLY this kind of tutorial for a while now. It's obscenely frustrating to try to find this but to only find tutorial after tutorial about how to enable it instead, even when the words that you use for the search DON'T use "enable".

Anyway, I want to say "Thank you, Brink", but it turns out that your tutorial doesn't work in Windows 7 64-bit. I can only assume that it does work in Windows 7 32-bit.
Luckily, dw96's advice (in post 7) does work in Windows 7 64-bit, so "Thank you, dw96!".
Hello Natsumerio,

I'm not sure what may have happened on your end, but the tutorial on the first page does work just fine in all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 editions.

What happened for you? Did you try the download for the shortcut in OPTION ONE?
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30 Aug 2012   #18
natsumerio

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I tried #2, which is the one that failed for me. I completely forgot that there even was a #1 after #2 failed me. Anyway, I can confirm that #2 didn't work on my Windows 7 home premium 64-bit OS. I was surprised that it didn't work for me, because the shortcut that #2 uses looks like it's both 32-bit & 64-bit compatible. There is one thing that I did before I tried #2 that might have affected it's success/failure rate in my 64-bit OS. Long before trying #2, I downloaded & used a .reg file to tell the "Libraries" system "You're fired!". I guess I'll never know now if that was a factor, but at least it all worked out for me anyway (just not with #2).

This is off-topic, but before it slips my mind to ask, does anybody know of a guide that tells how to make some shortcuts to the power button's functions, & also to the real "Start Menu's" type-&-search box? I've already got my new "Start Menu" pinned to the task bar (it invokes the new "Start Menu" too, not windows explorer), & I've given it a custom icon. After I put some shortcuts to the power button's functions & to the type-&-search box in my new "Start Menu", I'll be able to hide the real "Start Menu's" icon using that link that I posted & my new "Start Menu" will be OFFICIALLY finished (& fully customizable).
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30 Aug 2012   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did #1 work for you?
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