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fincire

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Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:27:24 AM »
Hello, I apologize if this has already been answered -- I did a search but didn't see my specific issue.

I understand that some app shortcuts can't be dragged to the Favorites panel, but for some reason I can't drag any application shortcuts over. Whenever I try, the mouse pointer turns into a circle-slash icon. I've tried dragging shortcuts from the Start Menu as well as making my own from program folders. It doesn't seem to make a difference.

I did notice one remark in another thread about 64-bit applications. But I don't think it applies to my problem; I'm using the x64 version of iMatch as well as Windows 7 x64 and 64-bit versions of the apps I'm trying to get into the Faves panel.

This is such a handy feature, I'd hate to do without it. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 08:52:45 AM »
Just tried, works great. I used Photoshop CS, Lightroom, Affinity Photo and Designer, Excel, Word, Firefox, Chrome....

Note: You cannot drag from the start menu when you search for an app.
And the App must not be a "special link" I think (advertised or store app). I could not drag Paint 3D, for example. These links are created in a "special" way and don't link to the application but to Windows installer.

For these apps, you first need to create a shortcut somewhere (e.g. on the desktop or in a folder) and then drag this shortcut to the Favorites panel. Som

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:40:06 AM »
I've tried doing that, even manually creating shortcuts for various apps and trying to drag them in that way. Same thing -- the icon changes to a circle/slash and the link doesn't appear in the Favorites. This is the case with every program I have tried -- Photoshop, XnView, Prelude, Illustrator, everything. It doesn't matter how I do it, the shortcuts just won't copy over to the Favorites menu.

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 11:07:53 AM »
Just tried, works for me. I used the .exe from my editor Ultraedit. Just two things to check for you:
- It works only for shortcuts, not for the programs itself. E.G. I can not drag the EXE from C:\Program Files\...\uedit64.exe to the panel, but creating a shortcut to this file and dragging the shortcut to the favorite panel works as expected.
- (Sounds far-fetched, but who knows?) The database must not be in Read-only mode.
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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 11:18:01 AM »
The only other two things which come to mind:

1. You cannot drop on a system Favorite tab (Category or Folder History)
2. You can only drop files with the file extension .lnk (Shortcuts).

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 05:48:41 PM »
I'm getting the circle-slash icon when I try to copy a shortcut. I've tried with various shortcuts, even ones I was able to copy to Favourites before. Any ideas?

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 06:36:21 PM »
Nope, sorry. Works here.

What exactly are you doing?
I just tried:

Type Photoshop in Start menu
Right-click on the Photoshop icon in the results. Choose "Open File Location".
This opens a Windows Explorer window with the link to Photoshop.
Drag this into the Favorites Panel. Done.


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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 08:07:10 PM »
Yes, I've tried that exactly and it doesn't work. I've also tried creating a shortcut on the desktop and copying that and it too doesn't work. I've had the problem for a while but last week it worked but won't today.

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 08:12:14 PM »
Strangely, after stopping and starting iMatch several times, it has worked. Don't know what's different though.

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Re: Can't Add Applications to Favorites Panel
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 09:47:52 AM »
Self-solving problems. Best kind  :)