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    I am just going to put this shortcut up that I copied from windows xp.
    I like this view of printers and it will not list all the other no printer stuff as in "devices and printers"
    I could not find a way to add this shortcut manually so i just copied it.
    It works in all windows as far as i know, at least the ones i have tried.

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    Originally posted by Paul Purvis View Post
    I could not find a way to add this shortcut manually so i just copied it.
    This is an easy one. Just click on start menu, right click on „Printers“, click on „Create Link“. Then you will have a .lnk-file in your desktop folder.



    Cheers
    Albert
    „Let the machine do the dirty work.“
    The Elements of Programming Style, Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger 1978

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    • #3
      Albert, that did not work for me.
      Is that German, I know it is October Fest.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paul Purvis View Post
        Albert, that did not work for me.
        Is that German, I know it is October Fest.
        The menu item "Verknüpfung erstellen" means "Create shortcut on Desktop". Yes, this is the German version of Windows 7, as I am living in Switzerland. The languages spoken in Switzerland are mainly German, French and Italian.

        What is happening when you are right-clicking an "Printers"?
        „Let the machine do the dirty work.“
        The Elements of Programming Style, Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger 1978

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        • #5
          The languages spoken in Switzerland are mainly German, French and Italian.
          And also this language:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTtwKvAolc
          /Fim W.
          Fim Wästberg

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          • #6
            I started liking the stout beers from a few years ago. I cut way back and only drink what i really like now.

            On my windows 7 pro system, when i right click, it just says open.
            I have made a lot of adjustments to my system to more reflect what is on a users desk.
            I am not sure of the updates i have. I have stopped doing updates after i installed it and ran the updates.
            I did notice that on a few computers with windows 7 pro, that i can go full screen on a console and some settings are gone from shortcuts concerning that,
            but that is another story and i have not had time to do much testing and comparing of workstations.
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            • #7
              Fim, I understood the youdling very well on the next youtube video.
              p purvis

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fim Wästberg View Post
                And also this language:
                Yes, the Swiss dialect. There are many of them. Blues sung in a Swiss dialect (from Brienz) I have introduced over here.
                „Let the machine do the dirty work.“
                The Elements of Programming Style, Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger 1978

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                • #9
                  Paul, What if you create a folder shortcut name "Paul's printers".
                  It can point anywhere because we are going to overwrite it.
                  Type ALT-Enter on it and set it to
                  %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

                  Is this what you want?
                  If close enough, have a look at...
                  The Secret BEHIND the Windows 7 GodMode
                  Specifying a Namespace Extension's Location
                  Canonical Names of Control Panel Items
                  Last edited by Pierre Bellisle; 10 Oct 2019, 09:19 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you Pierre, i read a lot of that and tried your example too.

                    Thank you Ablert, I do not know what the difference might be but I have a lot of changed GPO settings in my win 7 computer. I think I saw use classic start menu in a setting.
                    I had gotten so frustrated with how to access programs and too much clutter on the desktop. I placed just about all things in a folder called c:\other and inside there we have other common files and links to other things. Yes the explorer does not disappear after a link is clicked/executed. But our simple minded users seem to find comfort in that.
                    I do backup the folder c:\other to the another location upon login which is done daily once or more times if i have my hands working on it.

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