Probably not since I'd have to select the destination through another dialog, an extra step making the exercise pointless.
This is a trivial operation, not worth writing a utility for, when I have both the source and destination windows both opened. Then you just drag and drop the file, and then drag and drop it back to make the shortcut. Or make the shortcut before you move the file/folder.
But I'm mostly doing this (moving a file but leaving a bookmark in it's place) from my desktop (there's a reason). And I want the shortcut placed by the desktop, in the automatic "next place" that a desktop icon would go,
so I can't finish the operation by dragging the moved file back (either holding down Alt or using the RightButtonDrag dialog) since I can't easily manually place the shortcut icon. So when I do this I open up an explorer window to the desktop so that an icon created in the explorer window is automatically placed on the desktop.
Doh! I just realized I could resurrect the old right click menu choice, Create Shortcut, a choice I always found absolutely useless so I hid it using MMM+. I just unhid it and now if I Create Shortcut from the desktop, the shortcut is placed automatically in the next expected location on the desktop.
I'd still really like to have a 4th choice added to the RightButtonDrag dialog (Copy File; Move File; Create Shortcut; Move File but leave Shortcut in it's place). Or be able to hold down a modifier key while dragging and dropping the file to achieve the same result.
But resurrecting the Create Shortcut choice is a decent workaround.
Once again I come up with an answer (not necessarily the best one, but an answer nevertheless) right after posting my question. This happens to me exactly 92.89% of the time (yes I've kept track
), even if I've waited a long time to ask my question. So it turns out the best way for me to figure something out is to ask here and then feel a bit foolish when an answer only comes to me afterward.
Does this happen to anyone else? Is there a name for this phenomenon?