• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1061
  • Last Modified:

Changing icon and functionality for access 2010 ade on taskbar

I have an access program installed (ade) with access runtime and can set up a desktop shortcut to run this with a custom icon.

However when I drag this onto the taskbar in windows 7 & 8 it sets it up with the access icon and so that you need to right click on the icon and select the file to run.

Is there a way I can set it up so there is a custom icon on the task bar that starts the ade directly i.e. just click it with no right click options.
1 Solution
Windows 7 for dummies says that you can only pin document as a jump list for the associated applications. Looks like at Microsoft they decided to organise based on the applications.

Update: I followed this instructions to create a new shortcut, and then pin it to taskbar, and it worked. Please note that you will first need to navigate to Access.exe application ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\MSACCESS.EXE" "c:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Documents\YourDatabase.mdb").
Please note, that the paths to the Access application and path to the actual document both must be enclosed to the quotes
donhannamAuthor Commented:
Thanks for link. Got it to work fine but found easier to copy existing shortcut for non office exe and change rather than use wizard.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now