1. Joined : Dec 2015
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    windows 10 64-bit
       06 Feb 2016 #1

    Getting Color Management onto the taskbar and...?


    I'm sort of into photography and would like to efficiently utilize the following two "helpers": Color Management (from the Control Panel) and this website Web browser color management test. Presently, I have Color Management as a shortcut link on my desktop and have the website as a bookmark. Color Management contains several calibrated monitor presets for different lighting conditions and the website is used to check how far off the display color gamut is from sRGB standard. So, as lighting conditions change, I have to go to the desktop and then the bookmark to make adjustment with the presets. I was hoping that there could be away to get both these items into the same place so that I don't have to jump around??? If this can't be done, then getting Color Management onto the taskbar would be helpful.
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  2.    06 Feb 2016 #2

    flycaster said: View Post
    I'm sort of into photography and would like to efficiently utilize the following two "helpers": Color Management (from the Control Panel) and this website Web browser color management test. Presently, I have Color Management as a shortcut link on my desktop and have the website as a bookmark. Color Management contains several calibrated monitor presets for different lighting conditions and the website is used to check how far off the display color gamut is from sRGB standard. So, as lighting conditions change, I have to go to the desktop and then the bookmark to make adjustment with the presets. I was hoping that there could be away to get both these items into the same place so that I don't have to jump around??? If this can't be done, then getting Color Management onto the taskbar would be helpful.
    - drag the bookmarked website favicon to your desktop and pin it to your browser's jump list
    - navigate to C:\Windows\System32\colorcpl.exe, right click on colorcpl.exe and choose Pin to taskbar
    (use caution in the System32 folder!)
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 10 64-bit
       06 Feb 2016 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    - drag the bookmarked website favicon to your desktop and pin it to your browser's jump list
    - navigate to C:\Windows\System32\colorcpl.exe, right click on colorcpl.exe and choose Pin to taskbar
    (use caution in the System32 folder!)
    Hey Edwin, thanks, but let me make sure I got this all right. It seems that only Color Management can be pinned to the task bar...Right? Whereas, the website can only be pinned to the Jump List, and not to the taskbar...Right? If so, good enough as this will still reduce the number of steps needed to change my monitor's color settings.
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  4.    06 Feb 2016 #4

    flycaster said: View Post
    Hey Edwin, thanks, but let me make sure I got this all right. It seems that only Color Management can be pinned to the task bar...Right? Whereas, the website can only be pinned to the Jump List, and not to the taskbar...Right? If so, good enough as this will still reduce the number of steps needed to change my monitor's color settings.
    Correct.
    You can make the website URL into a shortcut too, but it will always open in a whole new window of the default browser.
    You need to have the path of your default browser executable and the website URL for the shortcut 'location';
    then you would need to get a snippet of the websites logo, convert it to an .ico (icon) file, store that somewhere on your PC, change the icon of the shortcut in Properties, then pin that to the taskbar!
    A pain but doable!

    Example of your website as a shortcut through Firefox:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" http:\cameratico.com\tools\web-browser-color-management-test

    you can name it what you wish.

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    Some things may bugger it up, for example, changing default browser may render the shortcut corrupt and unusable, yada, yada, yada.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 10 64-bit
       06 Feb 2016 #5

    Thanks again Edwin for your time and effort. I think I'll stay with using the jump file as it will only entail one extra click....
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