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Add Any Application to the Desktop Right-Click Menu in Vista [Annotation]

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Tommybricksetti
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I was glad to find that this tip was also available on your site, but the person I originally learned it from knew an additional factor. Essentially I would like you to add (or allow me to) the following comment to This Article. Note: I'm fairly certain that this shortcut is only available in Windows 7 as opposed to Windows Vista.

If the application you are linking to exists in the Windows/system32 (%windir%\system32) folder, you can simply type the name of the application instead of it's location. For example: instead of typing "%windir%\system32\StikyNot.exe" you type "StikyNot"
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Example 2: I type "notepad" instead of "%windir%\system32\notepad.exe"
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LH
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And you did that all by yourself ?

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Tommybricksetti
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No. I'm fairly certain it was PC Wizkid who noted that you can type the name if the file is located in system32. I was simply informing the site so that they could update it. Try reading the first two sentences next time maybe?

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LH
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Believe me I read them :) I meant the tutorial.

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Tommybricksetti
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Oh, yes sir I did.
[edit] By the way, do you know of away to allow an email notification for the new responses to a favorite'd topic?

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LH
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We do not have that facility on the forum.

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Tommybricksetti
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Sorry to hear that. I figured as much.

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