Windows 10: Automatically select shortcut when "Create Shortcut" is used in Windows 10

Discus and support Automatically select shortcut when "Create Shortcut" is used in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; In Windows 7, when you right-click a file and select "Create Shortcut", the newly created shortcut is immediately selected because it assumes you will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Cristian, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Cristian Win User

    Automatically select shortcut when "Create Shortcut" is used in Windows 10


    In Windows 7, when you right-click a file and select "Create Shortcut", the newly created shortcut is immediately selected because it assumes you will cut it to some other location. Otherwise, why would you need a shortcut in the same location as the file you are linking to? In Windows 10, your selection remains on the destination file rather than the shortcut. Then you have to scroll down through the folder to find the new shortcut to cut it. This is a pain and is much less convenient. Is there a setting somewhere for having it back to the way Windows 7 did it?


    Ps: i'm not looking to send it to desktop, i'm also not looking for anybody to tell me how to sort my files, they're organized in a specific way for a reason. I need a way to eider bring back the old functionality or somehow do it differently as long as it gets the same effect.

    :)
     
    Cristian, Mar 1, 2021
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  2. Tenforo Active Member

    Windows 10 commands/shortcuts/env. var.

    Keyboard shortcuts to open programs:

    Create a shortcut on the desktop to whatever program you want. Right click -> Properties and fill in the field there. Sadly the shortcut needs to remain on the desktop, but you can hide it.

    Fun fact: If you had keyboard shortcuts for programs pinned to your Windows 7 start menu, those shortcuts still work when you update to Windows 10.
     
    Tenforo, Mar 1, 2021
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  3. Tenforo Active Member

    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    I've created a Batch file which calls on the following VB Script to be able to create a shortcut to my desktop:

    VB Script (named createLink.vbs):
    Code: set objWSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") set objFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") ' command line arguments ' TODO: error checking sShortcut = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(0)) sTargetPath = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(1)) sWorkingDirectory = objFso.GetAbsolutePathName(sShortcut) set objSC = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut(sShortcut) objSC.TargetPath = sTargetPath objSC.WorkingDirectory = sWorkingDirectory objSC.Save[/quote] Batch File Example (for Windows Notepad):
    Code: @Echo off cscript createLink.vbs "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Notepad.lnk" "C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe"[/quote] But after creating the shortcut using this method, I'm not able to assign a custom icon for the shortcut. I get the following error message when trying to do so:


    Automatically select shortcut when  "Create Shortcut" is used in Windows 10 Error503.jpg


    Any help and ideas on what I need to put into the VB Script and/or Batch File to be able to do this would be greatly appreciated! *Big Grin Automatically select shortcut when  "Create Shortcut" is used in Windows 10 :D

    Also, I know that I can simply do this by going to Start Menu\All Programs\Accessories\ right-clicking on Notepad and selecting Send to\Desktop (create shortcut). Easy enough for creating a single shortcut. But I need to create several multiple shortcuts and using this Batch/VBS method would really save me a lot of time in doing so.
     
    Tenforo, Mar 1, 2021
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  4. Tenforo Active Member
    How to create a shortcut for a keyboard shortcut.

    Hi Marcos,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are willing to create Keyboard shortcut on Windows 10. I will certainly help you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps in the below Microsoft article to create
    a keyboard shortcut for an app.

    Create keyboard shortcuts to open desktop apps

    Note: The troubleshooting steps in the above link are meant for windows 8, however, you can use the same for windows 10 as well.

    Refer below article for more information on Keyboard shortcuts.

    Keyboard shortcuts

    Please post back with above information and we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Tenforo, Mar 1, 2021
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