Shortcuts not working for some programs


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Guest

Some of the shortcuts I have for programs do not work. It seems to only be
for certain program shortcuts in the start menu pinned area and the recently
used list, along with the quick launch.. whereas if i have a shortcut on the
desktop it works. Also if I go to the all programs menu in the start menu
then i can open it that way.

I have tried deleting the shortcuts and recreating them, that has not worked.

I have tried creating a new profile, still does not work.

I have tried going in to safe mode.. still nothing.

And its only for certain programs.

I have had this happen on three seperate computers with different versions
of Vista. One was a laptop, two a desktop. Nothing seems to be the same
between them. The weird thing is that I can not find any posts on the net
about this issue. So I finally decided to post my own question about it. So
anyone got any ideas for me?
 
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G

Guest

I have exactly the same problem. None of my attempts to fix it have worked.
I would like to know a solution, too. It appears to be a bug in Vista.
 
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G

Guest

I think this is similar to the problem I have, and I've somehow managed to
pinpoint it :

When a toolbar has buttons in the extended part (that is, the popup opened
by clicking on the ">>" symbol at the right of the toolbar), clicking one of
these buttons produces a strange behavior : a window briefly appears and
disappears, which seems to be an explorer window, before the shortcut is
executed.
But most importantly, the shortcut isn't executed properly, and in
particular all options that might have been passed in the command for the
shortcut are ignored. To make it clear that this isn't a problem of the
shortcut itself, when the toolbar is resized so that the shortcut button
appears directly in the visible toolbar area, then the shortcut is executed
fine (ie. the command is executed with all the options)

This can get very annoying when you actually want to use these ">>"
extensions to store shortcuts in a hierarchical way, e.g. icons in
subfolders, as this bug makes it impossible to use commands with options.

This is definitely reproducible. I'm using Vista Business but it's probably
the same for all editions. I'm suspecting some interference from explorer
there (probably due to the ">>" extension using the explorer to build the
folder tree).

Let's hope this will be heard (and fixed) !
Best regards,
Romain
 

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