Re: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser

Richard Turner

It works for me.
Are you making sure the "Target" field has the path to the browser in quotes followed by the web site like

Perhaps you could spell out the steps you are using to create the shortcut?


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser

Thanks again. Now for some troubleshooting. When I open properties and enter my file path before the url of the BARD site everything looks fine. I ok out then when I test it I am seeing a message that says this page can't be displayed. When I go back into the properties I am seeing http in front of my file path. I'm guessing this is the problem, but I can't seem to get rid of that http. Everytime I delete it and exit it gets put back. What am I doing wrong?

On 11/21/18, Kimber Gardner <> wrote:
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%7C77a0a

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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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