Have you ever tried, in Windows Vista or 7, to pin to the start menu (or to the task bar), an item whose name contains ‘documentation’?
Well, that is simply impossible (and, above all, forbidden!)
(You may have a look at this discussion… hope the link will still be aliveJ)
Why?... and Who decided this?
In Windows Vista or 7, you cannot pin to the start menu (nor to the task bar), any item whose name contains one of the following words (quite long list... long list J…):
· More Info
· Read me
· Read First
· What's New
Note that this doesn’t still tell us any useful information about WHY are these words excluded from ‘pinnable’ items. And what logic is behind this choice?!
Nobody and no literature want to explain something plausible about this mysterious choice.
Still you can do It!
Curiously enough, you can still pin an item whose name contains one of these blasphemed words. Without even going to the famous ‘Registry’, just try the following:
· Rename your item to be pinned (example: remove just one character of ‘documentation’ to obtain something like ‘documentatio’);
· You can now pin your item to whatever you want;
· Rename again the item to its original name;
· Rename the pinned item to the name you like.
As for ‘Who’ decided and designed this genius (customs-office-attitude-like) feature?... It seems that those are the same Microsoft’s young people playing with Windows Interface, under the name of “Application User Model ID” to deliver us some awesome features (like sub folders hysterically bouncing down when you expand them: see this post).
They, apparently, continue to care about us in Windows 7…
God bless them all… hope they will still be there in Windows 8.
Is it a shame?
As you may have noticed, the link to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282066... The page where this design is confirmed doesn’t exist anymore!