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Adding Gmail, mintywhite, or Any Website Shortcuts 1

I check Gmail a lot and used to have it as a secondary tab in my home page when Firefox starts. I recently decided to try and add Gmail to the desktop context menu and now I want to share this trick with you. I’ve also included a file you can use to add mintywhite.com to your desktop context menu too.

Adding Gmail and mintywhite Shortcuts to Your Desktop Context Menu

Please note: This hack only works with Windows Vista and Seven.
Adding the shortcuts is simple. Just do the following:

  1. Download this zip file
  2. Extract the file and double click on the key you wish to merge (each is named for website/browser)
  3. If prompted by UAC, click Allow, and click OK when asked if you would like to merge the key
  4. Right click on your desktop to see the link

Adding Custom Shortcuts to Your Desktop Context Menu

To add a custom shortcut to your desktop context menu, do the following:

  1. Download this zip file
  2. Extract the file
  3. Right click on firefox-open-gmail.reg and click edit (use ie-open-gmail.reg for IE)Adding Gmail, mintywhite, or Any Website Shortcuts 2
  4. Change the address to the website you want and change the text you want on the context menuAdding Gmail, mintywhite, or Any Website Shortcuts 3
  5. Click File > Save As… and save the file as a new name
  6. Now double click on the file to merge it with your registry


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24 thoughts on “Shortcut to Any Website on Your Desktop Context Menu [How To]”

  1. How to Add Shortcuts to Any Pr says:

    […] mintywhite.com for the tips. Share and […]

  2. Ruth E says:

    Easy to do. Saves time

  3. Ruth E says:

    Easy to do. Saves time

  4. Ruth E says:

    Easy to do. Saves time

  5. Ruth E says:

    Even with the download, I cannot access mintywhite. I keep getting mintywhite. The way I am accessing it is thru emails I receive from members.I have been a member of your other site for awhile. Not active though, just read the emails when I get time. What am I doing wrong with minty site. Not the user name or password due to not
    getting that far and you signed me in anyway.

  6. Ruth E says:

    Even with the download, I cannot access mintywhite. I keep getting mintywhite. The way I am accessing it is thru emails I receive from members.I have been a member of your other site for awhile. Not active though, just read the emails when I get time. What am I doing wrong with minty site. Not the user name or password due to not
    getting that far and you signed me in anyway.

    1. Rich says:

      @Ruth E – “I cannot access mintywhite. I keep getting mintywhite” Please explain what you mean by this.

  7. Ruth E says:

    Even with the download, I cannot access mintywhite. I keep getting mintywhite. The way I am accessing it is thru emails I receive from members.I have been a member of your other site for awhile. Not active though, just read the emails when I get time. What am I doing wrong with minty site. Not the user name or password due to not
    getting that far and you signed me in anyway.

    1. Rich says:

      @Ruth E – “I cannot access mintywhite. I keep getting mintywhite” Please explain what you mean by this.

  8. Rich says:

    @Ruth E – “I cannot access mintywhite. I keep getting mintywhite” Please explain what you mean by this.

  9. Patrik.M says:

    For Google Chrome just replace firefox to chrome

  10. Patrik.M says:

    For Google Chrome just replace firefox to chrome

  11. Patrik.M says:

    Someone knows how to make it open many windows at once?

  12. Patrik.M says:

    Someone knows how to make it open many windows at once?

  13. Patrik.M says:

    For Google Chrome just replace firefox to chrome

  14. Patrik.M says:

    Someone knows how to make it open many windows at once?

  15. Rob Mulderink says:

    Sweet. It works. That’s pretty cool, and could be useful.

    But how do I undo it?

  16. Rob Mulderink says:

    Sweet. It works. That’s pretty cool, and could be useful.

    But how do I undo it?

  17. Rob Mulderink says:

    Sweet. It works. That’s pretty cool, and could be useful.

    But how do I undo it?

  18. TEUKU AMIR SYAHRANI says:

    To get the same context menu in Windows XP desktop just visit here for the tutorial: http://rudy-xp.deviantart.com/art/7-Desktop-Context-Menu-for-XP-149444253 or just use/install “Fast Explorer 2008” (freeware) for more custom context menus with supports for custom commands, icons, separators, etc (as dynamic context menus): (works in XP, Vista, and Windows 7).

    Btw to get Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu (Display settings, Gadgets, Personalize, View…) in both XP and Vista as well:

    > Tutorials & Hacks by Vishal Gupta (credits to him):
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-desktop-context-menu-in-xp-add-view-display-settings-gadgets-other-options/
    http://www.askvg.com/a-complete-tutorial-to-customize-desktop-context-menu-in-windows-xp-using-resource-hacker/
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-desktop-context-menu-in-vista-add-display-settings-and-gadgets-options/

    > (New: Get Windows 7 context menu in XP and Vista by using Fast Explorer 2008 without any hack) functional/working with icons etc + possibility to add more custom context menus and items with commands and icons, tutorial and download code etc by Rudy-XP, Deviantart (credits to him):
    http://rudy-xp.deviantart.com/art/7-Desktop-Context-Menu-for-XP-149444253

    (From the list “Windows 7 Applications, Tools, and Features for Windows XP and Server 2003”: http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21246-windows-7-applications-tools-and-features-for-xp-simple/ )

  19. TEUKU AMIR SYAHRANI says:

    To get the same context menu in Windows XP desktop just visit here for the tutorial: http://rudy-xp.deviantart.com/art/7-Desktop-Context-Menu-for-XP-149444253 or just use/install “Fast Explorer 2008” (freeware) for more custom context menus with supports for custom commands, icons, separators, etc (as dynamic context menus): (works in XP, Vista, and Windows 7).

    Btw to get Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu (Display settings, Gadgets, Personalize, View…) in both XP and Vista as well:

    > Tutorials & Hacks by Vishal Gupta (credits to him):
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-desktop-context-menu-in-xp-add-view-display-settings-gadgets-other-options/
    http://www.askvg.com/a-complete-tutorial-to-customize-desktop-context-menu-in-windows-xp-using-resource-hacker/
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-desktop-context-menu-in-vista-add-display-settings-and-gadgets-options/

    > (New: Get Windows 7 context menu in XP and Vista by using Fast Explorer 2008 without any hack) functional/working with icons etc + possibility to add more custom context menus and items with commands and icons, tutorial and download code etc by Rudy-XP, Deviantart (credits to him):
    http://rudy-xp.deviantart.com/art/7-Desktop-Context-Menu-for-XP-149444253

    (From the list “Windows 7 Applications, Tools, and Features for Windows XP and Server 2003”: http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21246-windows-7-applications-tools-and-features-for-xp-simple/ )

  20. TEUKU AMIR SYAHRANI says:

    To get the same context menu in Windows XP desktop just visit here for the tutorial: http://rudy-xp.deviantart.com/art/7-Desktop-Context-Menu-for-XP-149444253 or just use/install “Fast Explorer 2008” (freeware) for more custom context menus with supports for custom commands, icons, separators, etc (as dynamic context menus): (works in XP, Vista, and Windows 7).

    Btw to get Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu (Display settings, Gadgets, Personalize, View…) in both XP and Vista as well:

    > Tutorials & Hacks by Vishal Gupta (credits to him):
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-desktop-context-menu-in-xp-add-view-display-settings-gadgets-other-options/
    http://www.askvg.com/a-complete-tutorial-to-customize-desktop-context-menu-in-windows-xp-using-resource-hacker/
    http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-desktop-context-menu-in-vista-add-display-settings-and-gadgets-options/

    > (New: Get Windows 7 context menu in XP and Vista by using Fast Explorer 2008 without any hack) functional/working with icons etc + possibility to add more custom context menus and items with commands and icons, tutorial and download code etc by Rudy-XP, Deviantart (credits to him):
    http://rudy-xp.deviantart.com/art/7-Desktop-Context-Menu-for-XP-149444253

    (From the list “Windows 7 Applications, Tools, and Features for Windows XP and Server 2003”: http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21246-windows-7-applications-tools-and-features-for-xp-simple/ )

  21. Hey, I installed this for IE a while ago, but I don’t use IE anymore and want to remove the shortcut. How do I get rid of it?

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