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moderated Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2019 and Firefox.  Unlike in IE, Firefox seems not to have the “Send Shortcut to Desktop” command.  I use to have an extension called something like “Deskcut” in my Firefox, but apparently it became deprecated and was automatically removed.  So, is there any easy way natively within Firefox, or a good extension for, sending a link to the currently viewed website (i.e., its URL) to the desktop?

 

Thanks,

Richard


 

The only currently maintained Firefox Add-On I can find that has functionality similar to DeskCut is QuickCut.

I have not used it, and it appears to put a menu item into the Firefox menu, "Save Link."  I have no idea if it's accessible or not, but given the simplicity of the way it's invoked, I expect it is.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


Barbara Sheinbein
 

Hello,

 

I have some steps you can use regardless of which browser you are using.  This works in Windows 10.  I do not know if it works in earlier versions of Windows.  This works for all sorts of things to send to your desktop like folders, documents, or even a commonly used email address.

 

Go to your desktop.  Press control-space bar to deselect anything on your desktop. 

Press the applications key or shift-10.

Arrow up or down to new and press enter.

Arrow to shortcut and press enter.

You will be in an edit field.  Type or copy/paste your web site URL.

Tab to next button and press enter.

On the next screen give this a name and tab to finish.  Press enter.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Barbara

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:44 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2019 and Firefox.  Unlike in IE, Firefox seems not to have the “Send Shortcut to Desktop” command.  I use to have an extension called something like “Deskcut” in my Firefox, but apparently it became deprecated and was automatically removed.  So, is there any easy way natively within Firefox, or a good extension for, sending a link to the currently viewed website (i.e., its URL) to the desktop?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Barbara!

 

This works great!

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Sheinbein
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?

 

Hello,

 

I have some steps you can use regardless of which browser you are using.  This works in Windows 10.  I do not know if it works in earlier versions of Windows.  This works for all sorts of things to send to your desktop like folders, documents, or even a commonly used email address.

 

Go to your desktop.  Press control-space bar to deselect anything on your desktop. 

Press the applications key or shift-10.

Arrow up or down to new and press enter.

Arrow to shortcut and press enter.

You will be in an edit field.  Type or copy/paste your web site URL.

Tab to next button and press enter.

On the next screen give this a name and tab to finish.  Press enter.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Barbara

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:44 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2019 and Firefox.  Unlike in IE, Firefox seems not to have the “Send Shortcut to Desktop” command.  I use to have an extension called something like “Deskcut” in my Firefox, but apparently it became deprecated and was automatically removed.  So, is there any easy way natively within Firefox, or a good extension for, sending a link to the currently viewed website (i.e., its URL) to the desktop?

 

Thanks,

Richard