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Pin to Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guy, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. Guy

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    Just a little annoyance I would like resolved (or if it cant be fixed then I wont continue to be frusterated with it). I love the feature in Windows XP where you can select "Pin to Start Menu" on your programs. Unfortunatly, it seems to only work for Installed programs. Example, I use a few access databases frequently so I created shortcuts for them in my 'Programs' menu, but when I tried to pin them to the start menu that option is unavailable. Also, I created another shortcut for my email app that is located on the server, and "Pin to Start Menu" is again unavailable.

    Does anyone know a way to fix my problem? Maybe if the shortcut was in the Registry somewhere?

    Any help is appreciated, Thanks.
     
  2. Del

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    From what I read at M$, will just work with Programs.
    How about putting your shortcut on Quick Launch??
     
  3. Guy

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    I dont use quick launch.

    I figure MS did something like this but I would really like a workaround/tweak if there is one available. Anyone know of one?

    Thanks
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    Althoughthe context menu option isn't there, if you drag and drop the short cut onto the Start Button, a shortcut to it will be created in the same area as if it had been pinned.
     
  5. Del

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    Yup, Mosaic, forgot about that one, may just do the trick..
     
  6. Guy

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    Thank you very much Mosaic1, I didnt know I could do that.
     
  7. Del

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    No matter how long you have been here, seems there's always something new to learn..
     
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