LKBEN10838: How to add a website to your Windows startup menu.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You want to add a website to your Windows statup menu.

Cause

You want to add a website to your Windows statup menu.

Solution

You can add a website to your windows startup menu in order to get quick access to a website.

Copy the following text in a text file and save this file as .reg (e.g. setlink.reg). A doubleclick on the file adds the website to your Windows startmenu. You can also use a seperate icon. Only change the path to the icon file.
You have to restart the computer to take the changes into effect. In the example the website of google is used. You have to adjust the marked positions to fit your own needs.

Copy this in a text file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]
@="google.de"
"InfoTip"="German Google Hompage"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\OemLinkIcon.ico"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
  64,00,6f,00,63,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{3f454f0e-42ae-4d7c-8ea3-328250d6e272}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"CLSID"="{13709620-C279-11CE-A49E-444553540000}"
"method"="ShellExecute"
"Command"="google.de"
"Param1"="http://www.google.de"

Note: This works not with the classical Windows startup menu! It only works with the Windows XP startup menu!

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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