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Windows 7: Shortcut to Stumbleupon and Facebook won't open in Chrome.

01 Dec 2012   #1
clewis

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Shortcut to Stumbleupon and Facebook won't open in Chrome.

Hello Everyone I am new to computers and I had created a shortcut that opened up my StumbleUpon page directly in Chrome which allowed me to create bookmarks. I had to run CC Cleaner and also had to remove an unwanted Ask Toolbar. I tried several things to remove the toolbar that were recommended online but the only one that worked was installing Revo uninstaller. I couldn't get the original page back on internet explorer browser and so I ran Windows Fixit. When this was taking forever and seemed to hang up, I just restarted. When I restarted my shortcut that opened directly in Chrome was an explorer shortcut on the desktop and would not open the site in Chrome where I could do the bookmarking. I researched the ways to create the shortcut. I tried to drag the url to the desktop from Chrome but it would only come up as a explorer shortcut. I tried to go to tools and create an application shortcut but this would not get the Chrome circle that allows me to open directly in Chrome. How do I get the shortcut to be, I guess I would call it a Chrome shortcut that has the Chrome emblem as that one opens the pages directly in Chrome and allow bookmarking of selections. This has had me pulling my hair out as I could find no solution. I would appreciate it if someone might have a suggestion other than the ones I have tried. I know Chrome has problems sometimes and I think it has something to do with my browser history being erased or some setting that has been changed as a result of Explorer Fixit or the CC cleaner running. I need the shortcut to have a Chrome emblem and then it works properly. Appreciate It


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01 Dec 2012   #2
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Have you set chrome as your default browser?

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
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01 Dec 2012   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lewis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use Option Three in the tutorial below to create a website shortcut that will open directly into Google Chrome.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Dec 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

out of interest, if you are using stumble just as a back up bookmark server, then you could use xmarks which will sync your bookmarks between your computers, one bookmark saved on my laptop will show on my other pc when i open my browser, it will also sync between different browsers.
and most importantly it backs up your bookmarks to the xmarks server when you close the browser.

Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search
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02 Dec 2012   #5
clewis

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Figured out problem with bookmarks.

I would like to thank everyone for their responses and they were on the money. I was exhausted the evening I tryed to get the shortcut to work and the next morning I did exactly what you suggested and changed my default browser to Chrome and it worked. Something had changed the setting back to explorer and I reset it to Chrome. Thanks for all the support though.
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02 Dec 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Lewis. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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