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#1 medab1

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:47 AM

Hello,

I use a library computer that has no direct link to Windows Paint.
I can access Paint by inserting my thumb drive & clicking on an image & clicking File/Open With & choosing Paint.

If someone would create a desktop shortcut to paint & attach it to an email I could download it to my thumb drive & try it to see if it would provide me a direct link to Paint.

It might or might not work.
It would seem Paint would have the same address in various versions of Windows.
The library uses XP.

My email is~~~ Removed to protect from spambots. ~ OB

I tried creating a .lnk file but got nowhere.


Thank you.

~~~ medab1

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

May I suggest asking the library staff?

Maybe they have some sort of policy in effect, and they dont want users to have direct access to certain programs.

Going around a public libraries policies, especially when it comes to computers, can be an illegal act.

You should not do this without some sort of authorization.

That being said, if all is kosher, im sure we can help with your request

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

You can also check in the start menu. My public library has many of those program shortcuts in the start menu rather than on the desktop.

Edited to add: A shortcut created on one computer will not work on another computer as the mapping will be incorrect.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

Start/Run...type mspaint.exe works on this system for opening it.

It doesn't seem to have the Send To Desktop option, once the program is open.

But you can do a search for mspaint.exe...and then do the Send To Desktop routine, creating your own shortcut.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

Hello,

I made a link as an html file:

<html>
<body>
<a href="C:\WINDOWS\system32\mspaint.exe">PAINT</a>
</body>
</html>

I saved it as paint.htm by using an online text editor.
Access to Notepad is totally denied. :thumbsup:

See Picture:

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It works. :flowers:

I have used computers in lots of libraries where Paint & other programs are available.
The library I use now is run by idiots.
Having a link to Paint hurts nothing.

~~~ medab1

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:56 AM

<<The library I use now is run by idiots.>>

IMO, not even a consideration...if you are using propery which belongs to the library.

If you don't agree with their procedures...I suggest a different library or other outllet providing you access/rules/procedures...you find more to your liking. Users cannot expect to come in and personalize systems which are not owned or used exclusively by them alone.

Louis




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