Hi, Tom. As Curtis says, you can copy
the URL to the clipboard and use the Run command, or you can
do what I do.
1. Arrow to the Internet shortcut,
but do not press ENTER.
2. Press ALT plus ENTER for
3. Once Properties opens for the
shortcut, the URL is the first thing you will see. Copy this
to the clipboard.
4. Open the browser you want to use
to get to the URL.
5. Press CONTROL plus L to open the
6. Paste the URL from the clipboard
into the Address Bar, and press ENTER.
Now the URL will open in whichever
browser you opened.
Interesting way for handling favorites.
However, pressing enter on the shortcut would always
load that particular url into the same default browser. Is
there a way, apart from using the shift F10 "sent to"
command, of chooseing which browser into which to load the
url at that time?
i.e. Sometimes a site may work
better using Firefox rather than Edge while another may
function better in another browser altogether.
On 13/01/2022 2:24 am, Curtis Chong
I thought it might be helpful to
the group if I passed along a solution for managing
website favorites which works across all of the Windows
browsers I have worked with over the years: Internet
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft
First, I created a folder within
My Documents called Favorites. There is nothing magical
about the name of the folder. You can call it anything
you like. This is where you would store any Favorite
that you create.
Second, using Edge or any other
browser, go to the web page for which you would like to
create a favorite or shortcut. Press ALT+D or CTRL+L (it
really doesn't matter) to move the focus to the address
bar. Since the URL contained in the address bar is
already highlighted (selected), press CTRL+C to copy the
URL to the Windows Clipboard.
With File Explorer, open the
Favorites folder you have created. Press CTRL+SPACE a
couple of times to ensure that nothing is selected. JAWS
should tell you when the line item is not selected.
Now, press Shift+F10 to open up a
context menu and up arrow to New. Press right arrow to
open the submenu and press down arrow to Shortcut. Press
Paste the URL you copied earlier
into the edit field and tab once to type a name for the
Shortcut. Then, press Enter.
That's all there is to it. Any
time you want to manage or go to a favorite, use File
Explorer first to locate the favorite and then press
Enter to activate it.