Many Changes to QuickLinks.ahk Previously Discussed, Plus a Few New Features Not Yet Covered! Now Available for Download!
I’ve finally posted the latest version of QuickLinks.ahk which includes all of the discussions from the past few weeks—plus a couple more features and fixes which I plan to talk about in the near future.
QuickLinks with Icons
Icons are added to the menu in a few different ways.
First, you find the function AddIcon(TopMenu,SubMenu) for adding icons either to the top-level folders or the specific shortcuts on the second level.
Second, specific IfInString command lines change/insert specific types of icons.
Third, program icons are drawn directly from EXE files.
Fourth, you can manually change shortcut icon (.lnk) in Windows (File) Explorer which then automatically appear in the menu. This does not work for Web links (.url).
Caution: If you previously setup personalized icon statements in your version of QuickLinks.ahk, be sure to copy and transfer that icon setting code to this version. Otherwise, they may be overwritten. (In other words, backup your old copy of QuickLinks.ahk before overwriting it.)
Secret Windows Tool Link
QuickLinks now includes the secret Windows Tools (God Mode) link in the Tools folder for quick access to over 200 Windows settings and features cited in plain English. This feature automatically renews if deleted. If you don’t want it, then delete the code which adds Windows Tools.
Note: When editing QuickLinks/Tools shortcuts in Windows (File) Explorer, the name of the Windows Tools shortcut appears blank. Do not edit or add a different name. That process disables the shortcut.
Add Links to Menu Directly From QuickLinks Menu
You can now directly add new shortcut links to the menu by selecting a file in Windows (File) Explorer or a Web page in the address bar (URL) of a Web page, then clicking the appropriate Add Links submenu from your QuickLinks menu. You may want to later edit the shortcut in Windows (File) Explorer to change the name and possibly add a shortcut icon. Select Edit Quicklinks to open the QuickLinks folder.
It’s possible that the new version of QuickLinks may generate errors when using older links. For example, a couple of my shortcuts were looking for icons in older versions of the EXE program. I corrected the problem by deleting the old shortcut in QuickLinks and recreating the shortcut with the current version of the program.
Please let me know if you find any bugs.