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Windows 7: Start Menu Shortcut Program

18 Feb 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I tested it with UAC off, and it would not run for me until I turned it on and restarted again.

Where did you save it originally when you downloaded it?


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18 Feb 2010   #11
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I tested it with UAC off, and it would not run for me until I turned it on and restarted again.

Where did you save it originally when you downloaded it?
To the Desktop ..
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18 Feb 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange. Let's see how Kicks does after turning on UAC and restarting.
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18 Feb 2010   #13
kicks

Win7 pro 32-bit +SP1 as multiboot with XP and Win8
 
 

Shawn, the Windows key and Ctrl + Esc are working. So I turned on UAC, rebootet, got "unblock", clicked it. Now, Startmenu.exe was working fine. Then I turned off UAC, Startmenu.exe still working. When I rebootet, Startmenu.exe fails as before.

As for the trick of Capt.Jack Sparrow, I did not quite understand what to do.

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An additional question: Can startmenu.exe be told by a parameter to open All Programs instead? This would be a better solution than my workaraound with a new toolbar in the taskbar (screenshot).


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18 Feb 2010   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kicks,

I'm happy to hear that you got it working with UAC on.


You could pin that folder to the taskbar to have that on the taskbar. You can use on of the hidden folders below.

All Users:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Only your user account:
C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Feb 2010   #15
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Strange. Let's see how Kicks does after turning on UAC and restarting.
Hello Shawn,

Any idea why its happening if UAC is turned off ??
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19 Feb 2010   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Working on the issue.
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25 May 2010   #17
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did we ever get this fixed? I too have UAC off, no unblock & no response other than the taskbar icon briefly turning to active.
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25 May 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stu,

No, UAC will still need to be turned on first to be able to unblock the shortcut for it to properly work.
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12 Nov 2010   #19
bourk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Help

For the life of me, I've tried several times and I cannot make the origninal orb go away. Should I be able to do this
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