Here is a little program I am considering to make for NANY.
Right now, it's just a simple little script I made for myself, but for NANY, I would work it up into a full-fledged program. Once I get it working then I'll post up an official NANY entry. Right now I just want to see if anyone likes this idea.
Here is my premise:
I use Open Shell on my Windows 10 (Classic Shell) and so like to use my Windows Start menu and organize it my own way. It would also be great for any remnant of the Windows 7 users.
But it is tedious to get all the shortcuts where you want them.
My idea is a little context menu where, in explorer, when you click on a file you have an entry in the context menu to add a shortcut for that file (with a dialogue to name the shortcut) to your Start Menu - and you get to choose either the Start Menu root or a subfolder to place the shortcut inside.
In the screenshots I've attached, you can see my Start Menu (Open Shell's with a good 'ole Win7 look), the context menu entry "Add to Start Menu" and another little menu where you choose which folder to place a shortcut. I've clicked on tbpixelstudio.exe in the Pixarra Pixel Studio folder (which I just installed) and now have a shortcut to the executable in the "Graphics" folder.
Also, you know how installers add a shortcut to the desktop? Well, for me, I know when I do that, after I add the shortcut to the right subfolder in the Start Menu then I don't need the desktop icon anymore, so I'm thinking of adding an option to remove the shortcut after I've moved it to the subfolder. This option would work for any .lnk files - so you could use the routine for shortcuts in the Start Menu as well.IncipitorIncipitorIncipitor
Folders for the root of the Start Menu that show in Open Shell also show in the normal Windows 10 Start Menu as folders in that big, long, hard-to-use list, too. But having folders there isn't so useful as it is in the old Windows 7 Start Menu, so I'm not sure how useful my program would be for folks who actually use the normal Windows 10 Start Menu.