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Author Topic: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser  (Read 21870 times)

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Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« on: January 08, 2009, 03:16:42 PM »
I think that it would be useful, when creating a shortcut via the context menu, to have a dialog like the "copy to folder" open in which one could choose where to put the shortcut.  Perhaps an additional context menu item named "Create Shortcut here" or somesuch would be a good way to do it...

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 12:37:46 PM »
:) Try this one!

CreateShortcutThere - Rightclick a file and select the contextmenu CreateShortcutThere... to choose where to place the shortcut.



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« Last Edit: January 10, 2009, 12:53:07 PM by skrommel »

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 11:38:52 PM »
Perfect!!!  Thanks a gazillion...

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 05:52:49 AM »
Thanks Skrommel, what an awesome app!  I just tried it last night when I wanted to add a shortcut to my startup folder.

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 08:09:30 PM »
Skrommel, how about an option to change the name before creating the shortcut? sometimes i want to leave out version numbers or tidy up the names a bit..

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 09:12:34 PM »
 :tellme: @lanux128: I don't feel like having a separate window popping up after the choose a target folder window has closed...
Maybe I could open the target folder? Or I'll look into embedding an explorer window into a gui for more options.

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« Last Edit: April 30, 2009, 02:31:36 AM by skrommel »

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 09:32:57 PM »
yes, an option to open the target folder would be useful.. maybe this option could be a checkbox placed on the 'install to context menu' window.. :)

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 03:21:11 PM »
Hi,

I just installed CreateShortcutThere as an AutoHotKey script, but it doesn't seem to be working right.  I downloaded the .ahk script and double-clicked it.  It opened a dialogue box querying whether I wanted to install the context menu item, and I said yes.  Now when I right click on a file the "CreateShortcutThere ..." option is available but clicking it opens the "Open With" dialog box to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file".  Shouldn't it open a dialog box for choosing the location of the shortcut?!!

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 04:59:22 PM »
I guess I've answered myself.  I searched in the registry for "createshortcut" & noticed that the "command" subentry had as "Data" a .exe which I hadn't downloaded; I'd only downloaded the .ahk script.  So I placed the .exe in the same directory as the .ahk & it works.  But I'm confused.  I thought w/ these 1-hour softwares you typically have a choice of running them via .ahk or .exe.  Apparently, the .ahk is not self-sufficient in this case.  But this isn't explained at the download page.

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 02:20:46 PM »
Hello,
I've downloaded CreateShotcutThere.exe and directly installed but I 've experienced the same problem as you had : when I click on the context menu CreateShortcutThere... Entry, it is the "Open With" box who appears  :huh:?! I've thus downloaded the AutoHotKey compiler, installed also and put the .ahk and the .exe in the same directory as the compiler but It always doesn't work :wallbash: . I'm working on XP PRO SP3.
Could you (or someone else) help me about this, please ?
Thanx.
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« Last Edit: April 21, 2010, 04:42:27 AM by beslam »

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2010, 07:12:48 AM »
I also resolve myself the problem  ;D
For my problem, I changed the Path of CreateShortcutThere.exe to simplify it because when I copied the value data I founded in the Registry in the Run box (Win+R) I got a message box explaining the path cannot be found thus I simply changed to "C:" to make it simplier as possible and it works :P
I still thanx everyone  ;)
Ciao

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010, 06:47:26 AM »
I have xp sp3 and CreateShortCutThere with no problem at all.

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2011, 01:09:58 AM »
Hi,

"Create Shortcut There" is one of my "must have" apps. I use it 10 times a week! But (and there's always a "but" isn't there!) every time I use it i'm reminded of the one change that would make it perfect:

When we open the "Browse for Folder" window it opens to the location that holds the file that we want to create a shortcut from - which is the least likely location to be our target folder. If, instead, it opened to the last used target location it would save a lot of maneuvering in that window. IE: 95% of the time i'm wanting to create a shortcut in my StartMenu (C:\D&S\AllUsers\StartMenu) from my app folder on the F: partition.

Any way to do this?

Thanks for your great apps!!

laffin_boy

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2011, 02:11:28 AM »
Give this a try: CreateShortcutThereMod.zip

Rename your current CreateShortcutThere.exe and replace it with this one.

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 12:25:45 AM »
Give this a try: <snip>

Works perfectly! Thanks so much! 
(one small step closer to computing prefection..    :-*)

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 01:05:35 PM »
This software runs great even on windows 7 x64. Such a great tool. Just completed my review on it.

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 01:11:51 PM »
Nice, sujay85.  Thanks for sharing.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2014, 02:54:45 AM »
I just had to redownload CreateShortcutThere and because my memory isn't improving with age, I had to Google it to find it.  In doing so, I stumbled across a number of references to it on Ye Olde Internet, - including in forums here on DC - it's become apparent that this has become a popular little tool.  While I'd like to take all the credit, and can't help feeling a bit of paternal pride, I have to say to Skrommel once again: Perfect!!!  Thanks a gazillion...

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Re: Idea: Create shortcut location chooser
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 06:08:28 AM »
yes it is wonderful !!!!!!