Re: Creating Webpage Desktop Shortcuts for Any Web Browser


Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Because many requests for information end up long and likely end in confusion, regarding creating a desktop shortcut for a webpage to be launched with a browser which is not the default browser...

Make sure the path to the browser is placed in quotes before the URL of the website as in:
{"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS{

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 7:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Creating Webpage Desktop Shortcuts for Any Web Browser

"... the entire URL must be put
in quotes or else the shortcut won’t work"

JR, I find it to be not true. when I do it, the path to the executable, surrounded by quotes, a space, and followed by the address without quotes because there are no spaces in the address.

if the quotes are necessary for the address, please explain why.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Jeremy [mailto:jeremy.richards7@...]
Sent: Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 8:49 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Creating Webpage Desktop Shortcuts for Any Web Browser

Hi Mike,



Funny. I agree on the billing point. :) Regarding creating shortcuts to webpages using a browser other than the default browser, it can be done as I previously stated, just remember that you must add the path to the browser’s executable first, then add the URL second. Also know that the entire URL must be put in quotes or else the shortcut won’t work.



JR



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:15 PM
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Subject: Re: Creating Webpage Desktop Shortcuts for Any Web Browser



I know, it sucks,

They should have had the foresight to do those the same way they did files;

Typical short sightedness by software developers;

Bet they don’t screw up the billing though;

That always works like its supposed too;





Mike mcglashon

Email: <mailto:Michael.mcglashon@...> Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331



From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Creating Webpage Desktop Shortcuts for Any Web Browser



That's not how desktop shortcuts, except those to files, have ever worked.

You can't right click on the shortcut to a program and say, "Open with,"
something else.

I have never heard of anyone, prior to now, wanting web URLs to open
with anything other than the web browser of their choosing. If they
want to use another one then they can open the shortcut itself, copy the
URL, open the other web browser wanted at the moment, and paste it in.

Web desktop shortcuts have always opened with the default web browser
from day one.

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