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Stuntflyer

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Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« on: July 09, 2019, 03:50:50 AM »
I created a desktop .exe shortcut and dragged it to "favorite tab" Is there another way to do this so I don't have to have keep the shortcut on the desktop in order for the favorite to work?

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Re: Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 08:32:18 AM »
You can create them directly from the Windows START menu folder (see Create an Application Favorite).
This works usually, unless the application has created a special kind of shortcut which does not actually launch the app but first calls Windows Installer for update checks which then launches the app.

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Re: Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 02:50:43 PM »
Corel Draw 2017 and Photoshop CS6 Extended would only launch from the "Favorites" tab if the desktop shortcut was dragged into IMatch. Experimenting, I found that copying the shortcuts to my internal storage drive and then dragging them to the "Favorites" tab works too. Getting these shortcuts off the desktop is what I was trying to accomplish. A work around that works well, so far

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Re: Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 03:25:03 PM »
You should get the same effect when you open the START menu folder and drag and drop the shortcuts from there (see the link I have included). This also avoids created separate shortcuts somewhere.

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Re: Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 09:07:09 PM »
Unfortunately for these two programs dragging from the start menu does not work. For example when dragging Corel 2017 I get the IMatch "not the right kind of shortcut" error message.

This is the file location for the icon on the "Start menu"
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 (64-bit)


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Re: Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 11:29:46 PM »
Then it's not a real shortcut but an advertised (Windows Installer) shortcut. In these cases you need to do the extra hop via first creating as shortcut yourself somewhere, then adding this as a Favorite. Happens rarely, but is easy to handle.

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Re: Desktop Shortcut To "Favorites"
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 11:31:13 PM »
Thanks, Mario!