Adding Shortcuts to the Send To Command
by Christine Gundersen
using Windows XP
It is always so much fun to get new fonts, but it isn't necessarily so much fun to install them. Once you have learned this little trick, you will be installing them with ease. Windows XP has a very useful command called Send To..... It is found when you right click on a folder or file and can be used to send your folder/file to a different hard drive or to a printer, etc. The really cool thing is you can actually add other items to the Send To Command menu. See Figure 1.
In order to add a fonts shortcut to the Send To Command, we must first open up the Send To folder. The easiest way to do this is to click on start>run. (From the task bar.) Type in sendto in the box next to the word, Open: and then hit ok. See Figure 2.
Now you can create the shortcuts of your choice in here by right clicking on the desired folder, dragging into the SendTo folder and choosing Create Shortcut from the menu that appears when you release the mouse button. See Figure 3.
The next time you want to install a font, just right click on the font file, then choose Sent To...>Fonts and ta duh, your font will be installed in no time! Much easier than going in through the control panel.
© 2009 Christine F. Gundersen