| A handy, dandy tool to add shortcuts to your Start Menu
| Windows 7 and Windows 10
| DC Members: bgmCoder
- 1.0 First Release - October 23, 2020
- For complete history, view the program's help file[/]
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At my workstation I like to use Open Shell (revamp of Classic Shell) and to manually organize my Start Menu so it works as an effective and efficient program launcher. Since I often need to add items to the Start Menu's folder structure, I wrote Incipitor (incipit is Latin for "start"). This allows me to add those not-installed applications to the menu.Features
- Settings for adding and removing Incipitor in the Windows context menu for all files.
- Drag-n-drop onto the main window.
- Customizations for the context menu.
- Allows for renaming of the shortcut file before creation.
- Maybe I'll make an installer so that the context menu can be added/removed without the user having to do it manually from the application.
Cleanup task to remove invalid shortcuts
Backup Start MenuScreenshotsN.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
Here is the Context Menu entryN.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
Here is what my Start Menu looks like, using Open Shell and all organized.N.A.N.Y 2021: IncipitorUsageInstallation
Unzip the package and run Incipitor.exe. Then click the "Install" button to add to the context menu.Using the Application
Once installed, you can use the Windows context menu on files to add them to the start menu. Incipitor's window will appear allowing to you choose what folder to place the shortcut into, and allow for you to name it whatever you like.You need to run Incipitor as Administrator to install it to the context menu.
After that you can run it with normal rights.Uninstallation
Push the uninstall button to remove it from the context menu, then just delete the application folder. It will not do anything to the Start Menu folder.Version History
Fixed missing version info in the executable's Resource Table.
Added ability to rename the folders
Added a "Save Settings" buttonTips
Use it with Open Shell
. It's not so useful when used with the normal Windows 10 Start Menu. However, it would work great on Windows 7.Known Issues
Just remember to use the "uninstall" button in the main window to remove the context menu entry if you decide to delete Incipitor. Also, the folder structure only dives 2 directories deep. You get all the folders in the Start Menu folder and one level of sub-folders below that, but no further. This isn't so much an issue as a limitation, though. I could change that if anyone really wants it.