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Downloads of v 0.0.2.2:

1,236

Last Update:

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Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • bcurran3

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(unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config)

0.0.2.2 | Updated: 12/30/2018

Downloads:

2,174

Downloads of v 0.0.2.2:

1,236

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • bcurran3

(unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config) 0.0.2.2

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To install (unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade (unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall (unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade choco-shortcuts-winconfig -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade choco-shortcuts-winconfig -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure choco-shortcuts-winconfig installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: choco-shortcuts-winconfig
    state: present
    version: 0.0.2.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'choco-shortcuts-winconfig' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.0.2.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: choco-shortcuts-winconfig,
    Version: 0.0.2.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller choco-shortcuts-winconfig
{
   Name     = 'choco-shortcuts-winconfig'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.0.2.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'choco-shortcuts-winconfig':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.0.2.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install choco-shortcuts-winconfig version="0.0.2.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/5/2019.

Description

Screenshot of Choco Shortcuts

#This package creates Windows Start Menu shortcuts to run common Chocolatey functions.

###WHO IS THIS FOR?
Chocolatey Shortcuts is designed for those who aren't comfortable with the Command Prompt or just don't like to type much. Chocolatey Shortcuts allows you to perform the most common Chocolatey functions right from the Windows Start Menu. The shortcuts still shell out to the Command Prompt to run, but Chocolatey Shortcuts is designed to be incredibly simple to use with minimal typing; install or remove a program in a few clicks and type in the package name. Chocolatey Shortcuts is also useful to support professionals who know the difficulty of getting end users to type in commands correctly, now you can just point them to the Windows Start Menu!

###WHY DO I NEED THIS?
If you're a power user or use the Command Prompt and/or PowerShell all the time, you probably don't; though the website links might be useful for remembering where to find various Chocolatey resources.

###FEATURES:

  • Search for, install, and uninstall a package from the Windows Start Menu.
  • List installed and outdated packages from the Windows Start Menu.
  • Upgrade all installed packages from the Windows Start Menu
  • Optimize your packages from the Windows Start Menu. (Chocolatey licensed users)
  • Moves Choco Cleaner, Choco Package List Backup, and Chocolatey PowerShell icons to the new Chocolatey Start Menu folder if they are installed.
  • View chocolatey.log from the Windows Start Menu.
  • Website links to prominent Chocolatey information.

For a different take on Chocolatey Shortcuts for the desktop, checkout mica's Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial).

Also check out (unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser which is another package I made that makes Chocolatey easy (Chocolateasy!) for new users to digest.

If you find Chocolatey Shortcuts useful, please consider donating:
https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations or become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3

PACKAGE NOTES


tools\.SkipAutoUninstaller
 
tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
# v0.0.2.1
$packageName  = 'choco-shortcuts-winconfig'
$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

New-Item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey" -type directory -ea SilentlyContinue| out-null
New-Item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support" -type directory -ea silentlycontinue| out-null

# move icon for Choco Cleaner if installed
# https://chocolatey.org/packages/choco-cleaner
$shortcutName     = 'Choco Cleaner.lnk'
$altshortcutName  = 'Chocolatey Cleaner.lnk'
$CheckCC          = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$altshortcutName"
if (Test-Path $CheckCC){
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$env:SystemRoot\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\choco-cleaner.ps1" -WorkingDirectory $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\ -RunAsAdmin
	Remove-Item $CheckCC
   }
   
# move icon for Chocolatey Package List Backup if installed
# https://chocolatey.org/packages/choco-package-list-backup
$shortcutName    = 'Package List Backup.lnk'
$altshortcutName = 'Chocolatey Package List Backup.lnk'
$CheckCPLB       = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$altshortcutName"
if (Test-Path $CheckCPLB){
	Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$env:SystemRoot\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\choco-package-list-backup.ps1" -WorkingDirectory $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\ -RunAsAdmin
	Remove-Item $CheckCPLB
   }	

# move icon for ChocolateyPowerShell if installed
# https://chocolatey.org/packages/chocolateypowershell
$shortcutName = 'ChocolateyPowerShell.lnk'
$CheckCPS     = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName"
if (Test-Path $CheckCPS){
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$env:SystemRoot\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Arguments "-noexit -c $env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\chocolateypowershell\tools\ChocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -RunAsAdmin
	Remove-Item $CheckCPS
   }

$shortcutName = 'Install a Package.lnk'
$ChocoCommand = "/v /c color 0f && set /p package=PACKAGENAME: && choco install !package! && pause"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe -RunAsAdmin

$shortcutName = 'List Installed Packages.lnk'
$ChocoCommand = "/c choco list -l | more && pause"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

$shortcutName = 'List Outdated Packages.lnk'
$ChocoCommand = "/c choco outdated && pause"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

# for licensed editions of Chocolatey
# https://chocolatey.org/pricing#compare
$CheckLicense = "$env:ChocolateyInstall\license\chocolatey.license.xml"
if (Test-Path $CheckLicense){
    $shortcutName = 'Optimize Packages.lnk'
    $ChocoCommand = "/c choco optimize && pause"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe -RunAsAdmin
   }

$shortcutName = 'Search for a Package.lnk'
$ChocoCommand = "/v /c color 0f && set /p package=SEARCHTERM: && choco search !package! --order-by-popularity | more && pause"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

$shortcutName = 'Uninstall a Package.lnk'
$ChocoCommand = "/v /c color 0f && set /p package=PACKAGENAME: && choco uninstall !package! && pause"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe -RunAsAdmin

$shortcutName = 'Upgrade All Packages.lnk'
$ChocoCommand = "/c choco upgrade all && pause"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe -RunAsAdmin

$shortcutName = 'View chocolatey.log.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ChocolateyInstall\logs\chocolatey.log -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

# More advanced then most users of this package need? Chocolatey-Shortcut-Noise?
# Would be nice under an "Advanced" subfolder in Win7 and Win8, but Win10 groups them all together without subfolders :(
#$shortcutName = 'Show Features.lnk'
#$ChocoCommand = "/c choco features | more && pause"
#Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

# More advanced then most users of this package need? Chocolatey-Shortcut-Noise?
# Would be nice under an "Advanced" subfolder in Win7 and Win8, but Win10 groups them all together without subfolders :(
#$shortcutName = 'Show Sources.lnk'
#$ChocoCommand = "/c choco sources list && pause"
#Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath $env:ComSpec -Arguments $ChocoCommand -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

# I wonder if a pinning choice would be useful? (Again, probably too advanced.)
# I wonder if anyone reads these comments?

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey.org.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://chocolatey.org/ -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Announcemnents.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath "https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/chocolatey-announce" -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Bug Tracker.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Docs.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://chocolatey.org/docs -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey FeedBurner.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://feeds.feedburner.com/chocolatey -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Google Groups.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath "https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/chocolatey" -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Gitter.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://gitter.im/chocolatey/choco -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Package Requests.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://github.com/chocolatey/chocolatey-package-requests -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Support.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://chocolatey.org/support -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - Chocolatey Sites Status.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\Support\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://status.chocolatey.org -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

$shortcutName = 'WEBSITE - BCURRAN3''s Chocolatey Add-ons.lnk'
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"  -targetPath https://chocolatey.org/packages?q=tag%3Abcurran3 -IconLocation $env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe 

Write-Host "  ** You now have a Chocolatey folder full of shortcuts in your Windows Start Menu!" -foreground magenta
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
# v0.0.2.1
$packageName  = 'choco-shortcuts-winconfig'

# move icon for choco-cleaner if installed
# https://chocolatey.org/packages/choco-cleaner
$shortcutName     = 'Choco Cleaner.lnk'
$altshortcutName  = 'Chocolatey Cleaner.lnk'
$CheckCC          = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"
if (Test-Path $CheckCC){
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$altshortcutName" -targetPath "$env:SystemRoot\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\choco-cleaner.ps1" -WorkingDirectory $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\ -RunAsAdmin
   }

# move icon for choco-package-list-backup if installed
# https://chocolatey.org/packages/choco-package-list-backup
$shortcutName    = 'Package List Backup.lnk'
$altshortcutName = 'Chocolatey Package List Backup.lnk'
$CheckCPLB       = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"
if (Test-Path $CheckCPLB){
	Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$altshortcutName" -targetPath "$env:SystemRoot\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\choco-package-list-backup.ps1" -WorkingDirectory $env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\ -RunAsAdmin
   }	

# move icon for chocolateypowershell if installed
# https://chocolatey.org/packages/chocolateypowershell
$shortcutName = 'ChocolateyPowerShell.lnk'
$CheckCPS     = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName"
if (Test-Path $CheckCPS){
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$env:SystemRoot\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Arguments "-noexit -c $env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\chocolateypowershell\tools\ChocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -RunAsAdmin
   }

Remove-Item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey" -recurse -ea SilentlyContinue
Write-Host "  ** Chocolatey folder in Windows Start Menu removed." -foreground magenta

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
(unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config) 0.0.2.1 343 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config) 0.0.2 241 Monday, September 24, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config) 0.0.1 354 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Approved

###CHANGELOG:

  • 0.0.2.2 added FeedBurner RSS link
  • 0.0.2.1 bug fix, the "egg on face release"
  • 0.0.2 added link to Chocolatey status website, added support for moving my newer utils icons to the Chocolatey folder, minor organizational and optimization
  • 0.0.1 initial release

###ROADMAP:

  • possibly add package builder if found
  • I'm open to suggestions - open a GitHub issue please.

This package has no dependencies.

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