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Adding two usefull Shortcuts to the Sitecore startmenu

31/10/2013 Leave a comment

In my day to day work with Sitecore i often have to change Database context to either Core or Web, and using the Database selector is of course, quickly becomes irritating and cumbersome. Then you one could create  a custom command that open the content editor with the parameters “sc_lang=*Database*”. But in this post i will show how you can get the same two shortcuts without writing any code.

First you need to go to the core database, and navigate to the this folder:

“/sitecore/content/Documents and settings/All users/Start menu/Left”

Duplicate the link “Content Editor” Name it something meaningful fx. “Web Content Editor”

In the Parameters field add the following “&sc_content=web” for the web database and “&sc_content=core” for the core database. See example image below.

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Now go back to the Master database and see the two new shortcuts in the startmenu. Now with these two shortcuts it is really easy to switch between the databases

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