Re: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

Here is an example which works for me:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: Opening a web shortcut with a particular browser


The shortcut you created is based on using an URL to launch a web site. It
will not work with a file execution.

First, make a copy of some other shortcut on your desktop that *does not*
launch a web page, such as Notepad, your email program, etc. Something that
does not have an http: in the first edit field.

Now Alt+Enter on that copied shortcut and edit the first field with your
browser file path followed by the http: of the web site you want.
Make sure to surround the file path with quotation marks if there are any
spaces in the folder or file names -- it cannot have any spaces.

Save the shortcut and then use F2 to rename the icon on your desktop.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 06:32
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
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

shortcut won't work.

Regarding creating shortcuts to webpages other than the default browser.

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

the webpage. Here's an example:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

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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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