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Thanks for the explanation Bill.
On 16/01/2022 4:57 pm, Bill White
Hi, Tom. The reason this does not
work with browser shortcuts is that they are not executable
in and of themselves. They only become executable when acted
upon by the default browser. In order to make these
shortcuts work, you must give a path to the executable file
that opens the browser. If your browser is Edge, for
example, and you don't want the shortcut to open in the
default browser, but want it to open in Chrome, for example,
you might do it this way,
Make a shortcut to the browser you
want to open the link following the shortcut, as in,
If this is in the target of the
shortcut, and you paste this into the Send To menu, it will
open YouTube using Google Chrome, even if that browser is
not your default browser.
I pasted a couple of browser desktop shortcuts into the
send to menu to try out the process but no, it does not work
which I suspected may be the case with browsers. However, in
the past I have pasted numerous shortcut icons, like text
editors etc, into the send to menu and they work perfectly.
In case anyone is interested, to paste a shortcut icon
into the send to menu, do the following.
Hit control c to copy the shortcut,
go to C: users, user, app data, roaming, Microsoft,
Windows and paste the shortcut into the send to folder.
On 15/01/2022 1:55 pm, Bill White
Hi, Tom. Where is this "Sent to
Browser" command with SHIFT plus F10? I have a "Send To"
command, but nowhere in that selection list does it give
me an opportunity to send the URL to a browser? Where
did you encounter this?
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
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 Edge.
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
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
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 Enter.
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.