Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1-Click Installer for Presenters Desktop Shortcuts Tool for Windows 10 and Creators Update

This is an update to my original "Presentation Apps" Windows 7+ install script.

This utility is designed for Professional Presenter, Speakers and Instructors and Online Course-ware Developers (Mooks) to get quick access to common tools they use. 

This tool installs a "Presentation Apps" Context-Menu accessible from you Windows Desktop that contains the following handy shortcuts too; 
  • Calculator
  • Control Panel Properties to Mouse, Sound, and Display (to extend it)
  • Magnifier (to zoom in on parts of the screen, during presentation)
  • Snipping Tool (create presentation, capture portions of screen)
  • Problem Steps Recorder - annotate full screen captures 
  • Voice Recorder App - record sound using Window 10 Metro App
  • Screen Recroder - Run Encoder 4 Screen Capture - you must first install Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 with Service Pack 1 (SP2) free version records 10 mins at a time.
  • Window Media Player (play audio and video files)
  • Wordpad (quick annotations while presenting)

This utility has the following features; 

  • works Windows 10 (and corresponding Server version) only 64-bit version
  • adds link to Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture (must be installed)
  • comes with proper uninstaller located in "Add or Remove Programs" oops Programs and Features

Prerequisites (kinda)

  • Download and Install Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 with Service Pack 1 (optional)

    It's free from Microsoft and works on Windows 10+, with one caveat; the free version records only 10 mins at a time.

    NOTE: If you don't install the Screen Recorder link will simply not work.


Prerequisite:  Your user account must be part Administrators group or you know Administrator password to install.

  1. Tip! Back-up your registry as a precaution.
  2. Download and unzip PresentationAppsWin10.zip.
  3. Simply, right-click onPresentationAppsWin10.inf and click Installthat's it.

Confirm UAC Installation (click yes).


How to Use

To test this now right-click anywhere on the Desktop and you see the new context menu "Presentation Apps" option!


The great thing about this inf file, is it creates a uninstall option.

Goto Programs and Features, and double-click "Desktop Presentation Apps Context-Menu (Uninstall only)" to uninstall.

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