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Windows 7: Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

28 Nov 2010   #10
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

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Its not work for me!
I can't clear what should i do in step 6!


Please help!
You are going to just edit the string and type the path of where icon you want to use is located in your computer.

example: i want to use an icon i put in the folder C:/icons/

in the string i will put: C:/icon/myicon.ico

Again, if you have an icon it must have the .ico extension.
I don't have that kind of icon so how do i get them!


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28 Nov 2010   #11
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BTNH108464 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Its not work for me!
I can't clear what should i do in step 6!


Please help!
You are going to just edit the string and type the path of where icon you want to use is located in your computer.

example: i want to use an icon i put in the folder C:/icons/

in the string i will put: C:/icon/myicon.ico

Again, if you have an icon it must have the .ico extension.
I don't have that kind of icon so how do i get them!
you don't have it because it is an example i used. You have to find your own icons through windows or find them on the internet.

try:Icon Archive - 207,289 free icons, buddy icons, xp icons, vista icons, desktop icons
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28 Nov 2010   #12
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BTNH108464 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Its not work for me!
I can't clear what should i do in step 6!


Please help!
You are going to just edit the string and type the path of where icon you want to use is located in your computer.

example: i want to use an icon i put in the folder C:/icons/

in the string i will put: C:/icon/myicon.ico

Again, if you have an icon it must have the .ico extension.
I don't have that kind of icon so how do i get them!
u can edit watever images u hav in paint n save them as watever.ico
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29 Nov 2010   #13
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Now my context menu show Firefox icon Thanks for help, if i click that icon Firefox not open this error came (Look screen shot) .
How do i fix this matter now?
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04 Dec 2010   #14
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

I think this tutorial miss adding command options to the registry. For example if we click that context menu shot cut we can't open that program so then that process will be useless so i decided to add that information in here. Don't angry with me!

Follow these screen shots after you create short cut!




1st

Create sub key naming it as a "command" ("C" should be lower case).



After create it you can see this way.




2nd

Copy short path including its .exe file name







Modify command key bubble click it and Past its path.
Like this way.





After that you can see it this way.




You done it!
Now you can launch your favorite program clicking context menu shortcut!



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23 May 2011   #15
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi there, I don't have any entries in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\ but I have changed ones in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\ and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\. I have one for MediaInfo lite in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\. It shows the context menu entry for all filetypes, as it should, but it shows the icon only for certain filetypes. Why would this be? Cheers.
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24 May 2011   #16
Shahid20Ten

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

its the best tutorial
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01 Aug 2012   #17
Poopcow23

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

What size icon is best displayed in the context menu? My guess would be 16x16?
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01 Aug 2012   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Brandon,

Correct. The context menu would only need a small size icon.
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16 Jan 2013   #19
Komedia

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1 (still)
 
 

Interesting. I guess now there should be a Shell Add-In just in case too like the handy Tweak Send To Toys or CuteMenus for example.

In addition, in case you want to Extract icons quickly, try the little app recommended by HowToGeek Staff: BeCyIconGrabber.
If you liked it, just don't forget to say 'thank you'.


Enjoy and have a happy new year!
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