Setting up a shortcut

  Chris the Ancien 18:46 03 Oct 06

I have set up a shortcut on my desktop to open a website that I use frequently.

Because I am using Firefox, the site doesn't open up the way the designer designed it in Explorer.

Is there something 'extra' that I can add to my shortcut link to make it open in Explorer, rather than the default Firefox.

My link on the shortcut looks like...

click here.'site to access'.com/'log in page'/login.jsp

  Diodorus Siculus 18:55 03 Oct 06

Try this as the shortcut

iexplore.exe /www in page/login.jsp

  GaT7 18:56 03 Oct 06

Get IE Tab click here. Put your link in FF's Bookmarks. Now, you'll be able to open your link in an IE tab within Firefox (FF).

Also, Session Saver click here, is helpful in saving your opened websites when you close FF. When you open FF the next time those 'saved' websites will be displayed again without having to click on any links (some tweaking required to get it to work like you need it to). G

  Diodorus Siculus 18:57 03 Oct 06

That will work from start, run but not as a desktop shortcut - sorry...

  Diodorus Siculus 18:58 03 Oct 06

"c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" click here

Make this the new desktop shortcut.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:59 03 Oct 06

"D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www in page/login.jsp is what I meant

  Diodorus Siculus 18:59 03 Oct 06

Actually what Crossbow7 says is easier...

  Diodorus Siculus 19:01 03 Oct 06

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www in page/login.jsp

is what I really meant; my winXP is on d drive. IF yours is on C, then you need C.

I think I'll stop confusing the issue now!

  Chris the Ancien 19:20 03 Oct 06

I pop round to the post box (and to have a quick cough and a drag) and mega answers flood in!


When I tried to 'modify' the existing short cut properties, it insisted on adding http:// to the front!


When I created a brand nes desktop shortcut, it worked!

Hmmm... Interesting!

All working now, though. Thanks for the help guys.


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