PuTTY Quick launch

If you find yourself in the same boat as me, which is that updated versions of PuTTy do not fix this issue, you can use the following workaround that I found here:

  • Create a new PuTTY windows shortcut
  • Rename this shortcut to your favorite name.
  • Right-click on this shortcut and select properties.
  • In the Target field, at the end append “-load putty-session-name”
  • example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY\putty.exe" -load dev-db
  • Right-click the shortcut again and choose "Pin to Taskbar"
  • You can now delete or move the shortcut, if you wish
  • This will be an additional putty taskbar item if you already had the standard putty pinned to taskbar. Since I only use one putty session every time, I deleted the original putty taskbar pin. If you have multiple connections you want to pin, then you would repeat the above steps for each one and would probably want to change the shortcut icons for each to differentiate.

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