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NANY 2021 Entry Information
Application Name Incipitor Version 1.2 Short Description A handy, dandy tool to add shortcuts to your Start Menu Supported OSes Windows 7 and Windows 10 Web Page DC Members: bgmCoder Version History
* 1.0 First Release - October 23, 2020
* For complete history, view the program's help file[/]
Author Link to Author's Profile page

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.


* 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.

Planned Features
Cleanup task to remove invalid shortcuts
Backup Start Menu

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Here is the Context Menu entry
N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor

Here is what my Start Menu looks like, using Open Shell and all organized.
N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor

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.

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
version 1.1: 
Fixed missing version info in the executable's Resource Table.
Added icons
Added ability to rename the folders
Added a "Save Settings" button

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.

I could see this being handy if/when setting up a new machine.

One of the uses I find for it is that I like to install lots of programs that don't have installers.  I use Incipitor to add them to my Start Menu.  Eh, it's one of those particular case-use apps, for sure.  I think I will work up the basics of it in time to be in the NANY though.  I want that 07 next to my profile picture.

One of the uses I find for it is that I like to install lots of programs that don't have installers.  I use Incipitor to add them to my Start Menu.
-BGM (October 03, 2020, 04:00 PM)
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Sounds like another portable application enthusiast...  :Thmbsup:

Your idea sounds interesting enough to me.

I have a folder on my desktop called "shortcuts" . I place shortcuts to any program I want to use regularly in it.

(I also use sub-folders in the "shorcuts" folder to sort different types of programs).

Then I select the "shorcuts" folder as a toolbar.... so that all the shortcuts are readily available to me at all times.


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