install on win7 enterprise, can't modify bash start up shortcut

Fri Aug 19 16:50:00 GMT 2011

Sorry, I didn't reply correctly when I first tired to send this.

This was simply modifying the shortcut that starts the bash window.

If you double click on the Cygwin icon on the desktop, it starts a bash 
shell. If you click on the small Cygwin icon, upper left on the top 
window bar, you can select properties. This gives you a window to modify 
properties of the bash shell window such as the size, font color, font 
size, etc. When you close after your modifications, there was always an 
option to apply the changes to the current window only, or to modify the 
shortcut that started the window.

I have always done this as soon as I installed cygwin. This time, I got 
the aforementioned error message. I am not sure what to do to allow me 
to modify the bash window on a permanent basis. If the shortcut isn't 
there, that would imply that the install may not have gone correctly, 
but I have installed two or three times (in different locations), trying 
to correct this, but the results are the same. I have had other issues 
with win 7 where software could not write to files in their own install 
directories. This seems especially prevalent with apps that don't make 
registry entries. I was wondering if something similar was in play.

The cygwin icon points to Cygwin.bat, so I presume there are some 
arguments in the script that configure the shell. I could try to 
manually edit the .bat, but I'm not sure what I would change to get the 
window modifications I am looking  for.


Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * LMH (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:59:12 -0400)
>> I have just installed 1.7 on win7 enterprise 64 bit and I tried to
>> modify the shortcut that starts the bash window and I get a windows
>> error message,
>> "can't modify the shortcut
>> .
>> make sure it has not been deleted or renamed"
> Why on earth and in which way would you want to modify a shortcut?? If
> it points to a non-existing target than delete it and re-create
> manually. Or run setup again which should do the same.
> Thorsten
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