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


22 Jan 2013   #1
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Creating a URL Shortcut Icon to Taskbar - Please Help

I am having trouble creating a URL shortcut icon to my taskbar that will, when clicked, take me right to that website (www.canadapost.ca). I could do this in Windows XP, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it in Windows 7. I read a tutorial here about it, but it didn't work. Please help.

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22 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

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22 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ESL,

Option One or Option Three in the tutorial below can show you how to create a website shortcut that you are able to pin to the taskbar.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jan 2013   #4
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Will this work with IE8?
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22 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes for OPTION TWO and OPTION THREE in the tutorial.
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22 Jan 2013   #6
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It just moves the shortcut to the desktop. I can't get it to appear on my taskbar.
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22 Jan 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Use OPTION THREE for the best results.

If you already have Internet Explorer pinned to the taskbar, then you could also pin the website in IE's Jump List if you like.

Jump Lists - Pin or Unpin Items
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22 Jan 2013   #8
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did that, and it still doesn't work. It just pins it to some menu, and doesn't give me the option to pin it to my taskbar.
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22 Jan 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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" http://www.canadapost.ca
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22 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ESL View Post
It just moves the shortcut to the desktop. I can't get it to appear on my taskbar.
If you now drag that shortcut to the taskbar don't you get the option "Pin to Taskbar"?
Not 100% sure for Windows 7 but in W8 it works that way.

-DG
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