Tag: windows 7

gmail application shortcut on windows 7

here is a quick and easy way to pin a gmail application shortcut into your win7 taskbar using googe chrome.

  1. create a new shortcut by right clicking inside a folder (like desktop or documents) followed by choosing: new > shortcut
  2. use the following string on the location field: “%appdata%\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –app=https://mail.google.com/mail”
  3. after the shortcut was created, change the icon for shortcut by right clicking on it and choosing properties > change icon (i have downloaded the gmail icon from http://iconexpo.com/2009/02/free-gmail-icon-new-version)
  4. drag the shortcut to the taskbar in order to pin it
  5. click on it, it will first open a new task on task bar but after gmail loads it will merge to the one you have already pinned (which is separated for the normal chrome task on the taskbar)

cleaner menus

after installing so and so utilities, you must have found your self right-clicking on windows explorer, only to gaze at an endless list of options each of the ‘wise’ apps has left…

a useful little program to take under control the clutter on the right click menu. to be able to edit or remove entries from the shell context menu on windows explorer, look at the shell menu view or use this direct download link

shell menu view

shell menu view

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