Windows 7 taskbar button properties

March 4th 2013 by Samuel Rossille

There is something that made me cry a couple of times: when you right-click on a Windows 7 task bar icon, there is no properties menu.

When you need to see where the program launched by the button is, or to add/change a parameter in the command, this is most annoying!

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/whine

I NEED to access the properties of this damn shorcut!

Well actually the good news is that they are not that far. Now take a deep breath and... right click the right click! More seriously, right-click the main entry of the context menu that appears when you right-click the taskbar icon!

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Ahhhh.....

Fun stuff: I owe this tip to my two years old daughter. Last weekend, she was bullying the computer and she accidentally made something like the 2nd screenshot appear on the screen. I immediatly took the mouse and tried several things and finally found the feature accidentally discovered ;=) As silly as it may seem, rightclicking the context menu entry was quite a good idea!...

Comments

shahida: When you need to see where the program launched by the button is, or to add/change a parameter in the command,