Windows 7 Start Menu

By dogknees ·
Can anyone tell me how to edit the text of items pinned to an Application shortcut in the Pinned list of the Start Menu?

I've started pinning some of my servers against IE. The problem is that they all have the same Homepage name, so the only way to tell which is which is to hover and wait for the address to pop up.

I'm aware there are other ways to achieve this functionality, but this is as much about learning how the new Start menu is put together and where the data is hiding as it is about a specific item.

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by dogknees In reply to does this help?

But I found those ones. They don't really address the specifics of where the information is stored. I can find the links to the pinned apps, but not to the apps pinned documents.

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Then rather thatn pinning

by NexS In reply to Thanks

Documents, you should put shortcuts there instead.

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by dogknees In reply to Then rather thatn pinning


I'm aware of the other options for pinning shortcuts, documents and so forth.

I get the Properties option for pinned items in all apps other that IE, so it's the only one that won't behave.

I know I can use (and do use) Favourites, but I'd like to use the start menu as it's nice and consistent with other apps.

Unlike many, I like the new interface, and find it much more efficient than XP. It's just the few little things like this problem that are annoying me. And it's not a huge annoyance, more a matter of getting the final icing on the cake.

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by santeewelding In reply to Windows 7 Start Menu

A right-click and, then, select Properties. Under the General tab, where the name of the application appears, left-click at the end of the name and a cursor will appear. Edit from there.

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by dogknees In reply to Try

Thanks, but it's not the pinned app, but it's pinned files/tasks. The "jump-list" for the pinned app is the one.

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by dogknees In reply to Try


Sorry, I hadn't realised the pinned items for many apps had a Properties option. I've been focused on IE's and hadn't even looked at the others.

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