Dilemma wanting to click a web favorite on desktop...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Hey guys,

    I have three web browers on my computer right now: Firefox [that's my primary], MyIE [that's my IE alternate, and IE. I wanted to access my work email easier, so I placed a favorite on my desktop that links me to my webmail. I want to be able to open this shortcut with regular old IE, not MyIE2. The shortcut icon displays as Mozilla Firefox, but when I double click the icon itself MyIE2 opens up. I have gone through the File Types menu and looked to see what would open up with MyIE2, the best I found was URL and one labeled (NONE).

    What specifically do I have to change so that if I were to click a favorite on my desktop, IE opens up?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Right click it, then click "Properties". Go to the "Opens with" button and click "Change". If Internet Explorer isn't in that list, browse to the folder containing iexplore.exe (usually C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer). This will change URL associations across the board, but that shouldn't matter much to you. Firefox will still work the same way.
     
  3. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    There are no options for Open's With. Just Change Icon, & Advanced.
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Create a new shortcut, and form the target like this:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.google.com

    that will open IE to google, you get the idea.

    You can't change the open with behavior like previously stated or that will change all html file associations.
     
  5. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Thank ya kindly!
     
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    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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