Tech advice and tips: in this video you will learn how to create shortcuts on your Start Menu.
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Welcome to PC Wiz Kids Tech Talk. Well, it’s been awhile since I did a Windows Vista tip for you guys and here is a new one that I’ve got. Basically it’s creating shortcuts that appear on your start menu. Now, this is what I mean, click on start and look here at the top and see how the internet Mozilla Firefox shortcut pin here on the start menu at the top. So, this is a tip on how to add an option when you right click on something and it will say pin to start menu so that way you can quickly add the shortcut to your start menu if it’s something that you frequently use. So, to do that I need you to go into the registry so type regedit here in the search field and hit enter and then it will open up the registry editor and from there we are going to go into the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and scroll all the way down to the folder actually so there’s a yellow folder called folder under that. And then under that another sub-folder called Shellex so there you go. And then under that Context Menu Handlers expand that and then you are going to create a new sub-key under here called— and then it’s a bunch in numbers and letters so here it is spelled out for you and I will write it out on the side of the video as well so you can cut and paste it. And basically after you’ve done that and creating that sub key you can exit out of the registry and the next time when you right click on an icon you will get this new option that says pin to start menu. Now, you can also do that on folders, so you can hold on the shift key on the folder and then hit the right click on your mouse and you will also get the pin to the start menu. So here’s the folder I’ve got at the top, okay called browsers for example. I’ve got a whole bunch of browsers in there so again hold down the shift key, hit the right mouse button and now you will get pin to start menu on a folder. So there you go, and now when you go in your menu you will see all of these shortcuts to the items that we just did appear there on the start menu as well. Okay, so there you go, nice Windows Vista tip for you and I hope you enjoy this and thank you for watching.