[OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut

Ah yes. That's the trick. I tried it directly in the root start menu, and also made my own directory off the root start menu --neither of which worked. Putting the shortcut under "Programs" works.

(btw: SP3)

Thanks.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics

----- Original Message -----
From: Thad Jacobs
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 1:18 PM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


Wait. IF I put it it directly into the root start menu, it doesn't work.
If I put it back under programs, it works again.

So apparently hotkeys aren't recognized in the root directory of the start
menu, but they are recognized on the desktop and under the programs menu.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Thad Jacobs [mailto:tjacobs@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 10:15 AM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


What servicepack are you running?

I have the crystal reports shortcut on the startmenu set to ctrl+alt+c, and
its working just fine.

I'm on SP3.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Funte [mailto:tfunte@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 5:08 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


Wayne or Thad,
I put the icon in question directly into the start menu... but the
shortcut key does not work from there. If I put it back on the desktop it
works fine. I am using Win2K Pro.

Thad, I have hidden files set for full view, but your idea is something I
never thought of.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics

----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Cox
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


At 06:28 PM 9/4/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a
>keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE
>that icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from

>the keyboard shortcut key?

It will recognize then anywhere in the Start Menu tree, too. I like to
setup a Start Menu\My Stuff\Keyboard Shortcuts and prefix each shortcut's
name with its key letter.

-Wayne


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Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE that icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from the keyboard shortcut key?

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics


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Troy,

If your folder settings are set up to hide hidden and system files, you can
right click on the shortcut, and make its properties as hidden.

Alternatively, you can nest the shortcut containing the hotkey within the
start menu.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Funte [mailto:tfunte@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 3:28 PM
To: Vantage
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a
keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE that
icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from the
keyboard shortcut key?

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics


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At 06:28 PM 9/4/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a
>keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE
>that icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from
>the keyboard shortcut key?

It will recognize then anywhere in the Start Menu tree, too. I like to
setup a Start Menu\My Stuff\Keyboard Shortcuts and prefix each shortcut's
name with its key letter.

-Wayne


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Wayne or Thad,
I put the icon in question directly into the start menu... but the shortcut key does not work from there. If I put it back on the desktop it works fine. I am using Win2K Pro.

Thad, I have hidden files set for full view, but your idea is something I never thought of.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics

----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Cox
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


At 06:28 PM 9/4/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a
>keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE
>that icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from
>the keyboard shortcut key?

It will recognize then anywhere in the Start Menu tree, too. I like to
setup a Start Menu\My Stuff\Keyboard Shortcuts and prefix each shortcut's
name with its key letter.

-Wayne


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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At 08:08 AM 9/5/2002 -0400, you wrote:
> I put the icon in question directly into the start menu... but the
> shortcut key does not work from there. If I put it back on the desktop
> it works fine. I am using Win2K Pro.

Windoze has always been stupid about recognizing them. It can take a while
before they work. Sometimes manually clicking on it, or logging out or
restarting will make them work. The TweakUI utility for some versions of
windoze also has a repair function that's supposed to help. I've never had
them refuse to work - but sometimes you have to be patient.

BTW, be sure to setup keyboard shortcuts for Command, NotePad, and
RegEdit. With those handy, you don't need much else!

-Wayne Cox
Twenty Three -- Information Technology Consulting
828-685-2338



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What servicepack are you running?

I have the crystal reports shortcut on the startmenu set to ctrl+alt+c, and
its working just fine.

I'm on SP3.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Funte [mailto:tfunte@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 5:08 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


Wayne or Thad,
I put the icon in question directly into the start menu... but the
shortcut key does not work from there. If I put it back on the desktop it
works fine. I am using Win2K Pro.

Thad, I have hidden files set for full view, but your idea is something I
never thought of.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics

----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Cox
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


At 06:28 PM 9/4/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a
>keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE
>that icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from

>the keyboard shortcut key?

It will recognize then anywhere in the Start Menu tree, too. I like to
setup a Start Menu\My Stuff\Keyboard Shortcuts and prefix each shortcut's
name with its key letter.

-Wayne


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Wait. IF I put it it directly into the root start menu, it doesn't work.
If I put it back under programs, it works again.

So apparently hotkeys aren't recognized in the root directory of the start
menu, but they are recognized on the desktop and under the programs menu.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Thad Jacobs [mailto:tjacobs@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 10:15 AM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


What servicepack are you running?

I have the crystal reports shortcut on the startmenu set to ctrl+alt+c, and
its working just fine.

I'm on SP3.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Funte [mailto:tfunte@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 5:08 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


Wayne or Thad,
I put the icon in question directly into the start menu... but the
shortcut key does not work from there. If I put it back on the desktop it
works fine. I am using Win2K Pro.

Thad, I have hidden files set for full view, but your idea is something I
never thought of.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics

----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Cox
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Hidden Desktop Shortcut


At 06:28 PM 9/4/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's an odd question for any Windows experts. I know how to make a
>keyboard "Shortcut key" for a desktop icon. But is there a way to HIDE
>that icon so that it does not show up on the desktop but still works from

>the keyboard shortcut key?

It will recognize then anywhere in the Start Menu tree, too. I like to
setup a Start Menu\My Stuff\Keyboard Shortcuts and prefix each shortcut's
name with its key letter.

-Wayne


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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