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Changing icon and functionality for access 2010 ade on taskbar

Posted on 2014-01-12
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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.
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chaau earned 500 total points
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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
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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.
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