Re: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser

Richard Turner

Hit WindowsKey+r and type c:\ in the run dialog and hit enter.
Then, hit the letter p until you get to Program files, or Program files x86 and hit enter. You may have to check in both depending on the windows version and how the browser installed.
Once in one of those folders, arrow down or use first letter navigation until you get to the folder for that browser and hit enter.
Then you need to find the .exe file for your browser. Once you are on that file, do not hit enter, but hit shift+f10 or use the applications key and arrow up or down to copy as path and hit enter.
You now have the path in your clipboard and can paste it where you want.


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser

Thank you, Mike. Now a follow-up question. How do I find the file path for the browser I want to use?


On 11/21/18, Mike B. <> wrote:
Hi Kimber,

I think this is what you are looking for:
From: Jeremy

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 browser path must
be put in quotes or else

shortcut won’t work.

Regarding creating shortcuts to webpages other than the default

One must first include the path to the browser in quotes then add the
URL to

the webpage. Here’s an example:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe";data=02%7C01%7C%7C87319b5

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----- Original Message -----
From: Kimber Gardner
To: main
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 4:01 AM
Subject: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser


Not too long ago there was a discussion of how to make a shortcut to a
web site open with a particular browser that isn't your default
browser. I believe that discussion took place on this list, but I
can't find the relevant posts. Would someone be good enough to refresh
my memory on how to accomplish this?

Specifically what I want to do is open the NLS BARD web site using
firefox which is not my default browser.

Thanks for any help.



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