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Windows 7: Creating a URL Shortcut Icon to Taskbar - Please Help

22 Jan 2013   #11
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Did you scroll down and use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to create the website shortcut? When you right click on the shortcut, it should have a "Pin to taskbar" option.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

For example, create the shortcut using this below.

Code:
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" Canada Post - Mailing, Shipping, Marketing, Shopping, Sharing
Thanks, Shawn. I was looking at step 3 instead of OPTION 3. It works now. I see I am able to change the icon. The next question is, how do I get the icon of the website so I can use it instead of the default blue E?


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22 Jan 2013   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Great news.

The note under step 5 in OPTION THREE will give you more details on where to find the favicon for the website.

Here's an .ico file for this you might like.


Attached Files
File Type: zip CanadaPost.zip (50.7 KB, 1 views)
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22 Jan 2013   #13
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Excellent, Shawn! So, I can find that icon in Temporary Internet Files? I'm glad you gave me that one, because the only one I could see in the folder was a lot smaller.
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22 Jan 2013   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're welcome. Yeah, those default favicons are tiny little icons.
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31 Jan 2013   #15
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

One other question. Can I set it up so when I click the website icon on my taskbar, it opens as a new tab in the existing tabs of IE's current browsing session rather than opening as a new window? Thanks.
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31 Jan 2013   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Nar, it'll always open a new IE window. However, you could quickly add the tab from the new window to the other one by dragging the tab from the new window and dropping it on the tab bar in the other window.

Internet Explorer Tabs - Drag and Drop
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31 Jan 2013   #17
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the info, Shawn.
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31 Jan 2013   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're welcome.
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