moderated Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10


David Diamond
 

Thanks, Sieghard.  I was using I E for years because it was easy to paste a shortcut to radio stations and the like that I like to listen too. Then put them into folders.  Now, with your suggestion I can use different browsers.  Some stations when using the listen live link, do not support I E anymore.  Thus I’ve had to use Edge for that sight. My biggest complaint for using Fire fox or Chrome is the inability to be able to paste short cuts to my favorite websites or ones that I want to remember. With your help, I can just effortlessly create a shortcut to the preferred website or link, no muss no fuss.     

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: October 23, 2019 6:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10

 

Yes Sieghard, chrome is very handy on this. I wish Firefox had a similar quick way of doing this, and thanks for giving these details.

                                                            Take care,

                                                            Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10

 

A way to quickly create a desktop shortcut is nice, but it’s also not difficult to create one manually.

Just go to the address bar, copy the URL, minimize to the desktop and make sure nothing has focus, then press the application key or Shift + F10, arrow to “New” or press “w”, expand with the right arrow and arrow down to “Shortcut” or press “s”.

Now paste in your URL, press enter, type the name you want the shortcut to have and press enter and you are done.

If you use Chrome you can go to the menu, More Tools and select “Create Shortcut”.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10

 

Yes, that would be really nice. I read somewhere that you can also create a bookmark and then copy it to your desktop, but have not tried it at all.

                                                            Greetings from Greece,

                                                            Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10

 

There used to be a Firefox plugin called “Deskcut” that worked really nicely.  However, it seems it is no longer available.  If someone knows where to get it, please reply!  With Deskcut, a context menu choice was added to the applications key (shift+F10) “save link” that put a shortcut onto your desktop.  It worked like the IE “send shortcut to desktop” command.  I have not found a similar Firefox substitute.  If anyone knows of a good substitute, please reply!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10

 

Thank you very much Brian. I would have expected a somewhat friendlier way for us blind people, as I have found with chrome, but not with Firefox so far.

                                             Take care,

                                             Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: creating a desktop shortcut of a site in Firefox using latest jaws and win10

 

The "Method One" documented here, https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-website-shortcut-on-desktop-in-windows-10/, will work to create a desktop shortcut that will open under your default web browser in Windows 10.

If Firefox is not your default web browser, and you want to use it as an exception case, things get slightly more complicated.  For the moment I will presume it is your default.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

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