Solved I can not creat a new shorcut on my Win7 desktop

April 12, 2012 at 09:19:06
Specs: Windows7 64, 3.4GHz / 8GB
Missing Add Shortcut drop down to the desktop context menu.
When I right click on my desktop and then try to open the Add New Shortcut menu, I get nothing. No drop down menu, just returns me to the desktop.

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April 12, 2012 at 22:11:32
To answer your question,

You right click on your desktop, select new, select shortcut, type in

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

click next, name it anything you want, click done.

no widget necessary.



#1
April 12, 2012 at 09:23:22
Find your file, (might be in the start menu) drag it to the desktop usig the right button on your mouse, a menu should appear, and left click "Create shortcuts here" Hope it works.

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#2
April 12, 2012 at 09:28:28
Not clear as to what "file" you are refering to. What I was trying to do is create a shortcut on my desktop to shut down the PC. Any ideas?

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#3
April 12, 2012 at 10:05:05
I think I now realize what fie you are refering to... The .exe for that particular program. i'm trying to add a shutdown shortcut to my desktop.

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#4
April 12, 2012 at 10:25:00
Ok then go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/... and download the” Control System with Clock” gadget. Then right click on your desktop and click gadgets. Find the one you just downloaded and put it on your desktop be dibble clicking on it. TO use it, click “Lock on/off to slide the “glass” back and forth. If the glass is slid away, it will do what you click on. Example: Click on Turn Off and your computer will turn off.

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#5
April 12, 2012 at 10:36:02
Thanks, I'll do that!
Still would like to know why I lost my ability to add a shortcut to the desktop or is that normal for Win7?

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#6
April 12, 2012 at 10:54:54
It works fine on my 7. But I cant tell you why it does not work on yours. Well hope it works out fine for you.

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#7
April 12, 2012 at 14:07:19
You can use Karen's Showstopper to create a shutdown icon on you desktop.

http://www.karenware.com/powertools...


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April 12, 2012 at 22:11:32
✔ Best Answer
To answer your question,

You right click on your desktop, select new, select shortcut, type in

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

click next, name it anything you want, click done.

no widget necessary.


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#9
April 13, 2012 at 08:43:33
Gretti, That's what I was attemtping but when I select the new shortcut selection, I just get a blank screen.... I can create new folders but not a new shortcut!
Any suggestions? Thanks for you help!!

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#10
April 13, 2012 at 11:49:40
Sure,

Go here

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Download the step #9 registry patch.

Merge the one that says restore shortcut context menu

Reboot,

Done


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#11
April 13, 2012 at 15:18:38
Gretti,
Thanks!! Didn't work at first so what I did was run the "remove" and then the "restore'....
Thanks a bunch!

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