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Windows 7: How to make a web shortcut open in different browser

22 Nov 2014   #1
Robby14

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Ended not Solved How to make a web shortcut open in different browser

I have made a shortcut on my desktop to a web site, and I need it to open in a browser that isn't default. I have a browser I want to use Chrome as default, but this link goes to a work website, the company software I have on my computer will only work with Internet Explorer, which I hate with a passion, maybe it's a old outdated preference that should be changed, but for now I will use Chrome, just like I used Firefox for years until Chrome changed my preference.

Is it possible to do this, right-clicking and properties doesn't work. I've tried all the options listed in this thread, with no luck.

Can I make a shortcut open in NON default browser?


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22 Nov 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

There may be more than 1 way, try opening the 'other' browser and drag the shortcut to the page or Address Bar. Right-ciick it and choose Open with... and pick the program. Copy the URL in one browser and Paste in the other.
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22 Nov 2014   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robby14 View Post
I have made a shortcut on my desktop to a web site, and I need it to open in a browser that isn't default. I have a browser I want to use Chrome as default, but this link goes to a work website, the company software I have on my computer will only work with Internet Explorer, which I hate with a passion, maybe it's a old outdated preference that should be changed, but for now I will use Chrome, just like I used Firefox for years until Chrome changed my preference.

Is it possible to do this, right-clicking and properties doesn't work. I've tried all the options listed in this thread, with no luck.

Can I make a shortcut open in NON default browser?
Well you'd better post a screenshot of your shortcut's properties. Here's one I made to open the SevenForums URL in Cyberfox. You just need to substitute the required URL and full path to the browser's executable.
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22 Nov 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Robby,

In addition, you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to have a URL shortcut open in any browser when used.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
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22 Nov 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just copy the URL from Chrome and paste it into IE.
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22 Nov 2014   #6
Robby14

7x64
 
 
Thanks, but no luck

I am attaching a screenshot of the properties of the app, when I add the %..ie.explore%, whatever address (I copied and pasted), it just gives error msg that " %..ie.explore%" could not be opened. Trying option #3 and dragging the favicon, I just drag the window around the desktop. This may end up being more trouble than it's worth.


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22 Nov 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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error msg that " %..ie.explore%" could not be opened
You might try the proper executable filename for Internet Explorer, it's iexplore.exe.
Windows Explorer executable is explorer.exe.
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22 Nov 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you just copy the URL from the Properties of the shortcut and paste it into Chrome.
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22 Nov 2014   #9
Robby14

7x64
 
 

It's just two clicks to open in IE instead of Chrome, I'm just going to call this done. Thank you to all that tried, I do appreciate the help.
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23 Nov 2014   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Shortcut - open in IE

It looks like you've gone wrong somewhere when following Brink's instructions.

Here's a shortcut that I've made for you:

Workbooth.zip

Just download and extract the file to your desktop.


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