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Shortcuts Editor is a feature that let you create and edit shortcut files.
A computer shortcut (shortcut) is a small file containing a target name of a target program file that the shortcut represents.
The shortcut might additionally specify parameters to be passed to the target program when it is run.
Windows system uses .lnk as the filename extension for shortcuts to local files. Generally the effect of double-clicking a shortcut is intended to be the same as double-clicking the application to which it refers

 

To open Link Editor window click on the Link Editor button located at Main toolbar > Tools tab  > Editors group

The window is divided into following parts:

 

Toolbar, which is grouping all the commands and options you can use to work with shortcut files
File Browser where you can select files you want to rename
Shortcut parameters editor

 

How to edit shortcut files:

1. Browse you computer using File Browser then select a shortcut file.
   If the option "Open link on mouse selection in browser" is selected the a link will be automatically opened otherwise click the Open Link button

2. Set link's appropriate argument and other options if necessary using Shortcut parameters editor located on the bottom of the window.

3. Click on the Save Link button to save the changes .That it is!

 

Toolbar commands:


 

 

 
Open Link
Opens selected link in File Browser and load its properties into a Shortcut Parameters Editor

 

Open Link
Saves currently edited link to the disk. Link will be saved to its original location as is specified on Shortcut Parameters Editor in Link text box.

By changing the path in Link text box you can also create new link.

 

Create Link
Creates links for all selected files and folders in File Browser

 

Tools Menu

The following commands are available from this menu:

 
Show target file in browser
Shows link's target file name in File Browser
 
Show icon file in browser

Shows in File Browser link's icon file if is assigned to link

 
Open link on mouse selection in browser
If this check mark is selected then a link will be automatically opened when you browse your computer and click with mouse on a link file,
otherwise you will have to click the Open Link button to open selected link.

 

Link Properties

This menu contains a few command for editing some of the link properties
 

Set path to file
Sets a link's target file path.
You can browse your computer, select a file you want to have attached to edited link and then click this button to enter a file path into File Path text box.
If no file is selected in File Browser then a dialog window will be open where from you can select target file for a link as well.

 

Set path to icon
Sets a link's icon path.
You can browse your computer, select an image file you want to have attached to edited link and then click this button to enter a image path into Icon Path text box.
If no file is selected in File Browser then a dialog window will be open where from you can select an image file for a link as well.

Set working directory

Sets a link working directory
A dialog window will be open where from you can select desired folder.

 

Please note that after making any changes you must click the Save Link button to save the changes top disk.

 

Shortcut Parameters Editor


 

using this editor you can change or enter new parameters for edited link.
You can also create a link manually by entering appropriate link properties.
 

 

Link
Path of a currently edited link.
You can change the path manually. When you click the Save Link button then a link will be saved to a path that is actually set here.
 

File Path
Sets the path and file name of a link. This the path to the actual file that link points to.
This is mandatory property to set.

 

Working Directory
Sets the name of the working directory for a link. This is not mandatory property to set

 

Arguments
Sets the command-line arguments for a link. This is not mandatory property to set

 

Description
Sets the description for a link. The description can be any string. This is not mandatory property to set
 

Icon Path
Sets the location (path or index) of the icon for a link.
You can set a path to an image file somewhere in your computer or set an index o image that is embedded into a target file.
When entering index then index should be preceded by comma character
This is not mandatory property to set. If not used then default icon from Windows System will be set to a shortcut file.

 

Show
The show command sets the initial show state of the window of the application that runs target file

This is not mandatory property to set.

 
Hot Key
Sets a keyboard shortcut (hot key) for a link .This is not mandatory property to set

Please enter here a hot key combination for a link. The combination should be set as simple text for example Ctrl+A or similar.