Windows 10: Can you not add shortcuts to the quicklinks area of the start menu?

Discus and support Can you not add shortcuts to the quicklinks area of the start menu? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi. Back in 7, my start menu had stuff pinned to it. I could click, say, Visual Studio and a submenu would slide out with recently opened projects on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Strahan, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Strahan Win User

    Can you not add shortcuts to the quicklinks area of the start menu?


    Hi. Back in 7, my start menu had stuff pinned to it. I could click, say, Visual Studio and a submenu would slide out with recently opened projects on it so I could not only open it, but open a specific project.

    I pinned VS to my Start Menu, but it doesn't have that functionality. I thought OK, well, maybe if it's on the left side of the start menu where the recently used stuff was. I can't figure out though how to get a shortcut over there (I believe that area is called "quick links"). I don't even have "recently used" anymore. I saw one can add folders from a list, but I don't need that. Right clicking the pinned VS in the "tiles" area doesn't give me that program specific context so that's not really useful.

    Is it just not possible anymore?

    :)
     
    Strahan, Sep 23, 2015
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  2. Erdeslawe Win User

    How can you widen the system tray area of the taskbar?

    Which 'bit' of the Taskbar are you talking about?

    - If it's the System Icons on the right then that automatically resizes when you choose which system icons you want to show/hide.

    - If you are talking about the program icons area on the left, you may have to Unlock the Taskbar in the settings screen to allow it to be resized, which is identical to Windows 7/8 except, if I remember correctly, the default setting in Windows 7 was 'Unlocked',
    whereas the Default Setting in Windows 8/8.1/10 is 'Locked' .
     
    Erdeslawe, Sep 23, 2015
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  3. KomouPoji Win User
    How can you widen the system tray area of the taskbar?

    Hi,

    I understand the issue that you are facing and will try to resolve it the best possible way we can.

    System tray cannot be widen manually or Windows do not have the button to do that however they can be re-size the system by checking the buttons of which icons you want to see.

    Follow the steps.


    • Click start menu
      and click on setting.

    • Click on System and select
      notifications & actions.

    • Click on “Select which icons appear on the task bar” and select the desire icon you want to see on the system tray.

    • Click on “Turn system icons on or off” and select which icons you want to see on system tray.
    Also, you can give your feedback using feedback hub.

    Get back to us with the result and we’ll be glad to assists you.

    Thank you.
     
    KomouPoji, Sep 23, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can you not add shortcuts to the quicklinks area of the start menu?

    Brink, Sep 23, 2015
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  5. Strahan Win User
    Thanks. Hmm. I went to File Explorer, right clicked the Downloads folder and chose "Pin to Quick Access". It did not appear there though, and when I right clicked Downloads again it still said "Pin" not "Unpin" for quick access. I tried several folders, all behave the same. Do I have to enable it or something? I tried running the add pin to context reg file from your first link and it had no effect (pretty much what I expected since I already had that context option, just wanted to be thorough). ?
     
    Strahan, Sep 24, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Sep 24, 2015
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  7. Strahan Win User
    Reading that link, I think I am talking about the wrong area then. In this screenshot, the red arrow is pointing to the area I am talking about.


    Can you not add shortcuts to the quicklinks area of the start menu? [​IMG]


    On the topic of quick access though, I see now that section titled "quick access" in Explorer where I have some folders pinned. I pinned a music share from my file server and I see that some subfolders from that share (indicated in blue) are showing up pinned.. is it normal for that to happen? Seems a bit weird. I never pinned "playlists".
     
    Strahan, Sep 30, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can you not add shortcuts to the quicklinks area of the start menu?

    In your Quick access screenshot, it doesn't show your "Playlists" folder as pinned. If it was pinned it would have a small gray push pin icon to the right of it. Currently, it's showing as just a frequent folder.

    Did you blank anything out on the left side of your Start menu, or is that how it actually looks now?
     
    Brink, Sep 30, 2015
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  9. Strahan Win User
    Ah, OK. So that list is dynamic aside from the pinned items? Cool. As to the start menu, just removed the username/userphoto at the top as I didn't want my last name floating around the net, that's it.
     
    Strahan, Sep 30, 2015
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