locked Wordpad Shortcut to Desktop


 

Hi Group,

I have been trying to create desktop shortcut for Wordpad with no success.
My operating system is Windows 11 with NVDA.
Any suggestions?


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The easiest way around this issue, and that works for "the long term" regardless of what applications you might install, is to create the All Applications Folder on your desktop, and then create an actual desktop shortcut for whatever app or apps you wish out of it.  Just leave it on the desktop afterward for later use.

See my tutorial: Using the Microsoft Special Applications Folder for Creating Desktop Shortcuts (docx format)

The first section covers creating the All Applications folder on your desktop, which you need only do once if you do not delete it, and the second discusses using it to snag specific applications and get their shortcuts on your desktop. 
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Sarah k Alawami
 

1. Launch shell:appsfolder via the run dialogue
2. Find WordPad
3. Right click
4. Click create shortcut, then answer yes.

The shortcut will be on the desktop

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Hi Group,

I have been trying to create desktop shortcut for Wordpad with no success.
My operating system is Windows 11 with NVDA.
Any suggestions?


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Thank you both. I got it.
Very helpful.

On 8/6/22, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
1. Launch shell:appsfolder via the run dialogue
2. Find WordPad
3. Right click
4. Click create shortcut, then answer yes.

The shortcut will be on the desktop

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Subject: [nvda] Wordpad Shortcut to Desktop

Hi Group,

I have been trying to create desktop shortcut for Wordpad with no success.
My operating system is Windows 11 with NVDA.
Any suggestions?


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Brian, when I press enter on create shortcut under context menu I get no dialog.
Is it possible that the instructions do not work with Windows 11, but
work with older versions?

On 8/6/22, Nevzat Adil via groups.io <nevzatadil@...> wrote:
Thank you both. I got it.
Very helpful.

On 8/6/22, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
1. Launch shell:appsfolder via the run dialogue
2. Find WordPad
3. Right click
4. Click create shortcut, then answer yes.

The shortcut will be on the desktop

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Sent: Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:42 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Wordpad Shortcut to Desktop

Hi Group,

I have been trying to create desktop shortcut for Wordpad with no
success.
My operating system is Windows 11 with NVDA.
Any suggestions?


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On Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 07:02 PM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Brian, when I press enter on create shortcut under context menu I get no dialog.
Is it possible that the instructions do not work with Windows 11, but
work with older versions?
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I will have to check under Windows 11 and report back.  I would be surprised if something this "fundamental and unchanged" for a very long time had changed, but nothing is impossible.  Someone else may beat me to it.
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On Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 07:02 PM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Brian, when I press enter on create shortcut under context menu I get no dialog.
Is it possible that the instructions do not work with Windows 11, but
work with older versions?
-
I have no idea what might be happening on your end, but I can confirm on mine, using Windows 11 Home Version 21H2, Build 22000.434, following the instructions in, Using the Microsoft Special Applications Folder for Creating Desktop Shortcuts, from end to end works as documented, with no silences or dialogs failing to pop up.
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Nevzat,

Is the computer you're trying to do this on yours, and where you are using an account with admin privileges when you're trying to do it?

My only theory, and that's all it is, for why the New Shortcut option would not work from the Context Menu is if you do not have the necessary permissions to add one.  If it's a work computer, or you're using a standard account except when you do admin-focused tasks, that's a possible factor.
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Brian,

The computer is mine. I am not sure if I have administrative
privileges. When I go to context menu I finde 'create shortcut".
Should it say new shortcut?

On 8/7/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Nevzat,

Is the computer you're trying to do this on yours, and where you are using
an account with admin privileges when you're trying to do it?

My only theory, and that's all it is, for why the New Shortcut option would
not work from the Context Menu is if you do not have the necessary
permissions to add one.  If it's a work computer, or you're using a standard
account except when you do admin-focused tasks, that's a possible factor.
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ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.*

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Gene
 

When you press enter on create shortcut, which is what it should say, you should get a message that Windows can't create a shortcut here and asking if you want to send it to the desktop.  That is, that is what you should hear if the account allows you to create shortcuts.  I don't know anything about that subject.

Gene

On 8/8/2022 7:35 AM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Brian,

The computer is mine. I am not sure if I have administrative
privileges. When I go to context menu I finde 'create shortcut".
Should it say new shortcut?


On 8/7/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Nevzat,

Is the computer you're trying to do this on yours, and where you are using
an account with admin privileges when you're trying to do it?

My only theory, and that's all it is, for why the New Shortcut option would
not work from the Context Menu is if you do not have the necessary
permissions to add one.  If it's a work computer, or you're using a standard
account except when you do admin-focused tasks, that's a possible factor.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his
ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.*

~ Vance Packard









 

Gene,

That's exactly what I do, but when I press enter on yes nothing
happens, From what Brian tells me I should get a dialog box. Another
choice I get when I go to context menu is 'run as administrator' on
which I enter yes, as well, but nothing changes.

On 8/8/22, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
When you press enter on create shortcut, which is what it should say,
you should get a message that Windows can't create a shortcut here and
asking if you want to send it to the desktop.  That is, that is what you
should hear if the account allows you to create shortcuts.  I don't know
anything about that subject.

Gene

On 8/8/2022 7:35 AM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Brian,

The computer is mine. I am not sure if I have administrative
privileges. When I go to context menu I finde 'create shortcut".
Should it say new shortcut?


On 8/7/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Nevzat,

Is the computer you're trying to do this on yours, and where you are
using
an account with admin privileges when you're trying to do it?

My only theory, and that's all it is, for why the New Shortcut option
would
not work from the Context Menu is if you do not have the necessary
permissions to add one.  If it's a work computer, or you're using a
standard
account except when you do admin-focused tasks, that's a possible
factor.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his
ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.*

~ Vance Packard










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Jason Bratcher
 

Certain commands are implicitly designed Not To Show a dialog box.
But I've heard from countless people saying that "Every command needs a dialog box"!
No, that's totally counter-intuitive to Windows/other graphical interfaces.
Create Shortcut is one of those.
It's also assumed the shortcut will go in the location where the item is found at;
hence why dragging this shortcut/pinning it to the taskbar/start screen/3rd-party start menu helps out here.

If you need further coaching as to why this is the case,
tap on the Reply to Sender option so I don't clutter this thread,
(Which really should've gone on WinAccess)?
Jason Bratcher


Sarah k Alawami
 

Check your desktop. It should be there. I get a thing that says "can't create a shortcut here.. It then asks if I want to create it on the desktop, I say yes, then say yes, or would if I had UAC on. Are you not getting any of those dialogues? Can you record what happens when you try and do this and upload it to WeTransfer or dropbox?

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Gene,

That's exactly what I do, but when I press enter on yes nothing happens, From what Brian tells me I should get a dialog box. Another choice I get when I go to context menu is 'run as administrator' on which I enter yes, as well, but nothing changes.


On 8/8/22, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
When you press enter on create shortcut, which is what it should say,
you should get a message that Windows can't create a shortcut here and
asking if you want to send it to the desktop. That is, that is what
you should hear if the account allows you to create shortcuts. I
don't know anything about that subject.

Gene

On 8/8/2022 7:35 AM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Brian,

The computer is mine. I am not sure if I have administrative
privileges. When I go to context menu I finde 'create shortcut".
Should it say new shortcut?


On 8/7/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Nevzat,

Is the computer you're trying to do this on yours, and where you are
using an account with admin privileges when you're trying to do it?

My only theory, and that's all it is, for why the New Shortcut
option would not work from the Context Menu is if you do not have
the necessary permissions to add one. If it's a work computer, or
you're using a standard account except when you do admin-focused
tasks, that's a possible factor.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is
his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.*

~ Vance Packard











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I would suggest that those who wish to use the instructions I have given earlier read them through, in their entirety, before commencing.  Twice if something's not clear.

I state that a dialog box (series, actually) appears in one, and only one, instance and that is when you are creating the desktop shortcut for the All Applications folder.  As Sarah Alawami noted earlier, that's not strictly necessary, I just do it because I like having the All Applications folder around for "the next time I need/want it."  Her option for hitting the Windows Key + R to open the Run Dialog, and pasting in (sans quotes) "shell:Appsfolder" then hitting Enter will bring up that same folder for immediate use, but once you close it it's gone.

The "Create Shortcut" command does not bring up a dialog box but a warning that the shortcut can't be created here (in the Appsfolder) and asking if you'd like for it to be placed on the desktop instead.  Here's the text from the instructions, verbatim:
3. Bring up the context menu for that icon, and use the Create Shortcut option.
4. You will then get a warning saying the icon cannot be created here, but it can be placed on the desktop, and asking if you want to put it there.  You will, of course, answer Yes.

I could not possibly be more precise about exactly what occurs at each and every step, and the instructions themselves, when originally created, were done by actually recording events as each command was issued and what it's after effects entailed.
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         ~ Vance Packard


 

And in light of the fact that this topic really is not NVDA-related, I am now locking it.

I take full responsibility for not having redirected it to the Chat Subgroup or Windows Access for Screen Reader Users Group at the outset, but that is where it is appropriately placed.
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         ~ Vance Packard