Originally Posted by Uncle Scrooge
I don't understand.
The "Vista Shortcut Manager" program worked for me, on my Windows 8.1 32 bit.
It DOES remove the "- Shortcut" extension when I create desktop shortcuts.
What I meant was...
What about the file extension?
notpad.exe normally goes to -> notepad.exe - Shortcut
With "Vista Shortcut Manager" (the same registry edit mentioned by another member)
notepad.exe goes to -> notepad.exe
I still then need to double long click or right click shortcut properties and remove .exe from the end.
What I want then is this
notepad.exe goes to -> notepad
"Vista Shortcut Manager" doesn't remove the .exe off the end of the shortcut it created, it only removes "- Shortcut" from the end. In other words, if one has to go to the shortcut created, right click and edit the shortcut and remove ".exe" or (insert any file extension here) then what is the point?
If I have to edit the shortcut to do that, then I may as well edit the shortcut to remove ".exe" AND "- Shortcut" at the same time! The idea behind this was to create shortcuts that require no additional 'touch ups' no edits or changing in anyway.
If you're happy to have the file extension left on the end of the file you created a shortcut from then that's fine; this is probably not aimed at you.
But yes thank you for pointing out that helpful app for other people that want the functionality without needing to know why/how etc.....which kind of goes against what XDA is all about. XDA is about developers sharing code, ideas, mods to various devices and computers that we can test, trial, give feedback, improve or just plain use in everyday life.
Again....this isn't specifically about the shortcut nor the desklink applet that creates them, this is more about the code that I posted, and how it 'could' potentially assist other developers who are doing something of their own that might be using say hmm get file extension of some file....say a smali
file (which is denoted by a 4 character length as opposed to the more traditional 3 character length like apk) and allowing developers to "recycle" a single function that works for all file extensions rather than write a block of code for each instance. They may do this using AutoIT, or they may look at my code and see how this can be translated (with ease) to work with other languages such as C# and so forth.
Anyway I hope this makes more sense to you now?
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