When Windows XP was officially released back In August of 2001, a very handy toolbar named Quick Launch, was located next to the Start button of the Taskbar. This allowed an easy and convenient way to execute programs. Wouldn't It be nice, If you could add a copy of your favorite programs to Quick Launch via a right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Quick Launch to the Send to context menu.
Before I begin, do note that the Quick Launch toolbar Is no longer available (by default) on the Taskbar In Windows 10. For this tutorial to work, you must first add Quick Launch, which can easily be done by following this guide.
Now that It's sitting on your Taskbar, I will demonstrate how to add the feature to the Send to context menu as shown In the Image above. Essentially, you can right-click an Item (program), select Send to > Quick Launch, and It will place the Item (program) In Quick Launch toolbar on your Taskbar.
The process Is a lot easier than what It sounds, and Is extremely simple to apply. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Firstly, navigate to File Explorer and In the address bar, type shell:sendto as shown below. Then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
Step Two:Next, right-click anywhere on a blank area, and select New > Shortcut.
Step Three:In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
Then hit Next to move forward.
Step Four:Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Quick Launch. When you've applied yours, click Finish to finalize the process.
Step Five:I've navigated back to the directory as per Step One above, and as you can see, my Quick Launch shortcut has been successfully created. As such, this has now been added to the Send to right-click context menu. We'll check It out In the next step.
Last Step:I've right-clicked on my application shortcut named VMware Workstation Pro, selected Send to and as expected, Quick Launch Is readily available. I can now send the application (and any other), to the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar with a click of the mouse.
Final Thoughts:I'd say It's safe to assume, that the process wasn't as difficult as first thought, correct? If you've followed my guide every step of the way, you can't go wrong. Don't forget that the Quick Launch toolbar, Is not available In the Taskbar of Windows 10- you must first add It as per this article.
If you want to remove Quick Launch from the Send to menu, simply delete the folder as shown In Step Five above.