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Shortcut Creator
« on: June 01, 2010, 03:50:45 PM »
Shortcut creator.

I would like to select with a click a folder, file, program ; and applying a key combination over that selection automatically create a shortkey (direct access to that folder, file, program)  in another folder or place. Usually in the windows desktop.

Better is the key combination invokes a selection table with my shortcuts definible favorite folders.

I am trying to go faster that the usual way :

over the file , click right button - send to - windows desktop (shortcut)

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 05:59:57 PM »
This is not precisely what you asked for, but it is really good, and it is there:

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CreateShortcutThere v1.0


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

CreateShortcutThereScreen.gif

The idea: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=16484.0

the file: http://www.donationc...ateShortcutThere.exe !

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 06:38:18 PM »
Also, not quite what was requested, but FWIW, here's what I have locally:

1. Select something in Windows Explorer

1.select-in-windows-explorer.pngShortcut Creator

2. Bring up tool via a hotkey, choose relevant menu item, and destination

2.bring-up-tool-with-shortcut-and-choose-destination.pngShortcut Creator

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 06:58:39 PM »
Maybe the tool LinkChanger could be useful as well (if it is still available that is).

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 06:30:33 AM »
Also, not quite what was requested, but FWIW, here's what I have locally:

1. Select something in Windows Explorer
 (see attachment in previous post)
2. Bring up tool via a hotkey, choose relevant menu item, and destination
 (see attachment in previous post)

This is what I supposed to need.

Where can i find ?

Look for FWIW ?

I try and will comment.


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 06:34:06 AM »
This is not precisely what you asked for, but it is really good, and it is there:

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CreateShortcutThere v1.0


Rightclick a file and select the contextmenu CreateShortcutThere... to choose where to place the shortcut
 (see attachment in previous post)

The idea: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=16484.0

the file: http://www.donationc...ateShortcutThere.exe !

It's good too


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 06:48:23 AM »
Look for FWIW ?

"FWIW" is short for "For What It's Worth"
"FWIW" is Internet slang, meaning "for whatever help it may provide" or "for whatever its value may be"

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re-edited for better interpreting
« Last Edit: June 02, 2010, 09:28:02 AM by Curt »

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 08:23:14 AM »
Maybe the tool LinkChanger could be useful as well (if it is still available that is).


not available
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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 08:25:17 AM »
Look for FWIW ?

FWIW (for what it's worth)
(Internet Slang) for whatever help it may provide; for whatever its value may be


if have a price I prefer to try with autohotkey

I am investigating


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 08:26:35 AM »
Also, not quite what was requested, but FWIW, here's what I have locally:

1. Select something in Windows Explorer
 (see attachment in previous post)
2. Bring up tool via a hotkey, choose relevant menu item, and destination
 (see attachment in previous post)

Can I have this utility ?


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 08:30:04 AM »
Maybe the tool LinkChanger could be useful as well (if it is still available that is).


not available
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I get here

http://www.brotherso...download-101777.html


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010, 01:35:34 PM »
Can I have this utility ?
I was going to say 'sure', except I seem to be having trouble uploading via FTP, atm.

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2010, 06:43:23 PM »
Contro, I had a similar request, for exactly the same purpose you described - to avoid right click, send to, desktop shortcut.  Skwire created an AutoHotkey script that I run in FARR when I want to create a desktop shortcut to avoid right click.  The zip file called 'DesktopShortcutter.zip' is described in the following thread:

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=21927.0


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 07:52:48 PM »
Can I have this utility ?
I was going to say 'sure', except I seem to be having trouble uploading via FTP, atm.

ewemoa , what the meaning of atm. ?


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 07:54:16 PM »
Contro, I had a similar request, for exactly the same purpose you described - to avoid right click, send to, desktop shortcut.  Skwire created an AutoHotkey script that I run in FARR when I want to create a desktop shortcut to avoid right click.  The zip file called 'DesktopShortcutter.zip' is described in the following thread:

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=21927.0



I'll take a good look. What's the meaning of FARR ?


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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2010, 07:56:25 PM »
ewemoa , what the meaning of atm. ?
Sorry, it is short for "at the moment".

and..."FARR" == "Find And Run Robot" :)

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2010, 09:12:39 PM »
ewemoa , what the meaning of atm. ?
Sorry, it is short for "at the moment".

and..."FARR" == "Find And Run Robot" :)
:-\ :P ;D

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 09:22:41 AM »
Skwire created an AutoHotkey script that I run in FARR when I want to create a desktop shortcut to avoid right click.

Doh, I forgot I wrote that.  :-[ Apologies for not mentioning it sooner.

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2010, 05:06:39 PM »
 :Thmbsup:

I use Launchy. I suppose FARR is for similar purpose.

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 05:12:52 PM »
Also, not quite what was requested, but FWIW, here's what I have locally:

What shell extension is that providing all those neatly categorized context menu items?
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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2010, 05:49:52 PM »
Also, not quite what was requested, but FWIW, here's what I have locally:

What shell extension is that providing all those neatly categorized context menu items?
It's not a shell extension :)  It's a little utility in AHK_L for consolidating certain types of AHK_L functionality into one place.

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2010, 08:45:45 AM »
I added some bits to skwire's code:

  CreateShortcutsIn.zip

SHA1: ba06fbfa0cb8a789dafbbda8e57889639738cd67

The zip file should contain an executable and a sample ini file (which should get copied by invoking the executable if there isn't already an ini file with the name "CreateShortcutsIn.ini" in the same directory as the executable).

Code: [Select]
[Settings]
Hotkey=^+c
1=C:\
2=C:\WINDOWS
3=C:\Documents and Settings
Total=3

The Hotkey setting should be something that the AHK Hotkey command can understand.  In the example here, it is set to "Ctrl Shift C".

The numbered entries indicate possible destinations to copy to.

The Total setting is the total number of numbered entries.  It is set to 3 here, but if one were to set it to 2, then it should ignore any numbered entries with numbers larger than 2.  Please make entries counting from (and including) 1 in increments of +1.  It is unlikely the code will behave otherwise.

1.select-items-in-explorer.png

2.press-hotkey-to-bring-up-popup-menu.pngShortcut Creator

Note: If I understand correctly, any existing shortcuts will be overwritten.

I failed to include credits in the zip file (perhaps for a future version?).  Here is the draft of the CREDITS.txt file -- comments welcome:

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Thanks to folks mentioned below (sorry if I missed someone):

Idea based on post by Contro at
  http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=22924.0

Code based on skwire's post at
  http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=21927.msg197063#msg197063

skwire's code mentioned by jdd at
  http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=22924.msg207668#msg207668

Code written in AHK by Chris Mallett
  http://www.autohotkey.com/

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« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 09:10:06 AM by ewemoa »

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2010, 11:44:20 AM »
Well done, ewemoa, nice work.   :D

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2010, 06:14:36 PM »
I am going ewemoa

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« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 06:18:49 PM by Contro »

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Re: Shortcut Creator
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2010, 06:41:16 PM »
Wonderful.
In my case I adapted the ini file for my peculiar locations. My main system is on M:
I used environmental variables

c:   ---- %SYSTEMDRIVE%
C:\WINDOWS ---- %WINDIR%
%USERPROFILE%

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