Adding an item to the start menu
February 23, 2005 8:11 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to add an item to the right side of the WinXP start menu?

I tried a couple, different suggestions, but neither seemed to work for me.

Here's what I have from their examples:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]
@="Loads"
"InfoTip"="Desktop\loads"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Ben\My Documents\\My Pictures\\iconworking\\cd2folder.ico"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"CLSID"="{13709620-C279-11CE-A49E-444553540000}"
"method"="ShellExecute"
"Command"="Loads"
"Param1"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Ben\\Desktop\\loads"

Am I missing something, or does it just not work?
posted by BevosAngryGhost to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
I can't test that to compile it (I put it in a .reg file and it said "The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor). Anyways, What happens? Does it give you the same error or does it just not work?

Try changing

"Command"="Loads"

to

"Command"="open"
posted by null terminated at 9:16 PM on February 23, 2005


I get that error if there is an empty line before the 'Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00' line. If you take out the blank space, it adds it to the registry......and does nothing. I get a window saying it has been added to the registry, so I try restarting, and nothing's changed. There's still no extra icon.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 9:43 PM on February 23, 2005


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]
@="Loads"
"Infotip"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Ben\\Desktop\\loads"
"CascadedMenu"=dword:00000002
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]
@="%systemroot%\\system32\\shell32.dll,234"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2)& #58;25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,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_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{3f454f0e-42ae-4d7c-8ea3-328250d6e272}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"CLSID"="{13709620-C279-11CE-A49E-444553540000}"
"Command"="&Open"
"method"="ShellExecute"
"Param1"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Ben\\Desktop\\loads"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:00000000
posted by anildash at 11:46 PM on February 23, 2005


Okay, so, um, oops...I realized while continuing the search this, after anildash's answer didn't (initially) work that I might have disabled the original Dell OEM icon (which this modifies) from displaying a long time ago. Long story short, I went and reversed this process, and now it works great! Thanks!
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 1:12 AM on February 24, 2005


Okay, now I'm going for a record on correcting my own stupidity: when I said that anildash's answer worked perfectly (late) last night, I hadn't yet realized that, while it did make the icon appear where I wanted it, it won't open the folder. It tries to make a shortcut to the folder. It can't do this there, and asks if i want to make one on the desktop, instead. I don't know if this is a problem with the key here, or from other changes I may have made in the past. If anyone has any further advice, I'd appreciate it, but I may have to just keep fiddling with it.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 6:47 AM on February 24, 2005


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