Understanding Windows Shortcuts
Utilizing Windows shortcuts can streamline your tasks and accelerate your work process especially when handling repetitive tasks. In essence, a shortcut in Windows is a link that points to a document, a program, or an executable file.
//example of creating a shortcut var WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell"); var oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop") + "\Shortcut Name.lnk"); oShellLink.TargetPath = WScript.ScriptFullName; oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1; oShellLink.Hotkey = "CTRL+SHIFT+F"; oShellLink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0"; oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut Description"; oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = WScript.ScriptFullName; oShellLink.Save();
- Firstly, we need to create an instance of the WScript.Shell using WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”). This will allow us to interact with the Windows shell.
- Next, we create a shortcut object using the CreateShortcut method.
- We then configure the properties of the shortcut such as target path, window style, hotkey, icon location, and description.
- Finally, we call the Save method to create the shortcut.
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