If you are a huge fan of Facebook and Twitter, you might be wanting to get rid from the boring task like opening your browser, then typing the Facebook or Twitter address every time etc. But, you can access Facebook or Twitter with a single click, directly from your Windows start menu. Not only Facebook or Twitter, you can apply this trick for any website.
Here is the step by step guide to pin Facebook, Twitter or any website shortcut in Windows 7, XP start menu.
Pin Facebook or Twitter in Windows 7 start menu
1. At first, right-click on an empty space of the desktop and choose New > Shortcut.
2. In the “Create shortcut” dialogue box type the url “http://www.facebook.com/”. You can add any website address. Click on “Next”.
3. Give a name of the shortcut, here “Facebook”.
4. Now drag the shortcut icon and drop it in to the start menu. If you try to drop the shortcut to the start menu after clicking on the Start icon in Windows 7 then you will fail. So at first left-click on the “Facebook” shortcut icon, hold down the left mouse button and then press the Win key from the key board; now drag and drop the shortcut into the start menu.
You are done! You can directly open Facebook or any of your favorite website directly from Widows 7 start menu.
In the above method you will have to keep the shortcut at your desktop. But if you don’t want to keep more things in your desktop then you can create the shortcut at any location. The best place to create the shortcut is the Windows Start menu folder.
To open start menu folder in Windows 7 type the following path at the Windows 7 start menu search box
Now create the shortcut as the same way that I mentioned before. The shortcut will appear at Start menu > All Programs.
But that is not the place that we exactly want. We do like to see the shortcut under the Start menu. For that, just go to Start menu > All Programs, right-click on the shortcut “Facebook”, drag it to the link “Back” (it will be highlighted), wait for a while; you will be back to the start menu list. Now place the shortcut at start menu.
Don’t like the icon? Let us change the icon picture.
Right-click on “Facebook” and select “Properties”. Under “Web Document” tab click on “Change icon”.
Copy the path
C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll and replace the existing one at the box then hit enter.
Now select the icon picture and click “OK” then “Apply”.
By the same way you can create a shortcut for Twitter and the other favorite websites as well. Though I have describe the method for Windows 7, you can get the same in your Windows XP. The procedure is almost same.