moderated Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use


But Chrome has a function under More to create a desktop shortcut and you could then manually move this shortcut into a folder.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

This won't work for Chrome of course, because it stores favourites in the registry.

But to manually add a favourite to your desktop, just create a text file, give it the extension .url, put in a URL, save it to the desktop and you're done. Your default browser will load it.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: 12 July 2019 13:34
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

Barbara: Are you asking how to put your favorites structure on your desktop?
I think Favorites is stored under c:\users\Barbara or whatever your user name is on your system. When you're there, just hit f for Favorites, and send it to the desktop. On the desktop, find Favorites, and create the shortcut key. Now, you can create folders and subfolders to your heart's content. I certainly do. Sometimes, you find that a certain favorites should have been in another folder or subfolder than the one you originally placed it in.


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2019 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

OK. I am not sure I was clear enough with my first inquiry. I am not copying a specific web site, but an entire folder of them. Smile.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2019 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

This works with amy browser, hilight the URL by doing alt-d and ctrl-a and then copy to the clipboard using ctrl-c. Now go to that favorites folder and do alt-h-w-s and paste the URL into the edit box, hit next and name the shortcut.

On Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:13:57 -0400,
Barbara wrote:

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[2 <text/html; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hello David,

I like your idea below. I have been using both Firefox and Internet
Explorer. I recently installed Chrome. I placed on my desktop a link
the Internet Explorer Favorites list folder. So now I can use this same list for both of the browsers. However when I tried to use this with Chrome, it did not work. I got garbage for web results. Do I need to change the Favorites file format for Chrome? Is there a specific method I must use to access the desktop folder?
Some other ideas?

I am using a Windows 7 computer.



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From: on behalf of David Kingsbury


Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:18 PM


Subject: Re: bookmarks chrome RE: best web browser to use with JAWS?


There is a nice and easy way to deal with bookmarks in Chrome,
favorites in IE, etc. Personally,

I think that accessing and managing bookmarks in Chrome in Firefox is
very clunky. By

contrast, it is extremely easy to access and manage favorites in IE.

If you create a desktop shortcut for your favorites folder, you can
open the favorites in whatever

browser you have chosen as your default. I have Chrome as my default
browser, maintain all my

favorites in IE, and open them from the desktop with Chrome. I make no
effort to maintain

bookmarks in Chrome or Firefox, And in Windows 10, it is very easy to
change your default

browser via the Control Panel.



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