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Windows 7: creating desktop icons with win 7

06 Feb 2014   #1
gardenlen

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creating desktop icons with win 7

g'day on my machine all is good if a want to create a well used icon on the desk top, just drag icon at left of url and place it on desktop, but wife has a machine where win 7 won't allow, her version is win7 home premium, maybe 12 months old.

how can we create desktop icons please?

len


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06 Feb 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What happens when you drag it to the Desktop on her machine? What is the error message you get?
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06 Feb 2014   #3
gardenlen

win 7
 
 

g'day rich,

it says not incrypted to do that or it opens the page again

len
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06 Feb 2014   #4
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried using an add-on for sending shortcuts to desktop in Firefox. Works well. Sorry not to be able to help with the actual problem.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ddon/savelink/
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06 Feb 2014   #5
gardenlen

win 7
 
 

wow great looking magpie(male me thinks)

ok i'll send link to wifes machine, where in firefox could I look for it on my machine? as I have never installed any firefox add-ons.

we'll let ya know

len
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06 Feb 2014   #6
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

You will see it in the add-on section in firefox, Tools>add-ons and you will see it in the extensions tab. To use, you go to File and in the menu you will see save link as file and away ya go from there.

Yeah lovely magpie, maggie is her name, she has been with us now for about 3 year or so, lives here all year round, no idea why.
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06 Feb 2014   #7
gardenlen

win 7
 
 

it's a girl maggie?

they love good people

yeh we installed the add-on and it works, checked my ff I have no add ons??

when I was kid we lived west of brassy between Ipswich and brassy, we had about 6 families living in the near by trees I think about 20 or so birds. not so many where we are now

big thank you maybe our paths will again cross

len
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06 Feb 2014   #8
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

No worries len. Take care.
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