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Windows 7: No longer able to add desktop shortcuts to websites

11 Apr 2014   #11
DavidE

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The Blank tab you have makes me wonder if you don't have more "System Issues", or malware ...
What do you see in the Blank tab?
Just guessing here ...


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11 Apr 2014   #12
rrpdmd

South Carolina
 
 

Sorry - it appears I just repeated alot of the info you put in your post. But the 'web document' option is confusing. Maybe an aspect of win7 wasn't installed.
Hopefully we'll get more input, but I do appreciate the help.
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11 Apr 2014   #13
rrpdmd

South Carolina
 
 

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11 Apr 2014   #14
Kari

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Deleted my post, mys response was not valid. Sorry.
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11 Apr 2014   #15
rrpdmd

South Carolina
 
 

Kari-
I know about entering the entire url when prompted for the location. After entering the url location and clicking the 'next' button, I enter the name I want to display on the screen under the icon. I've entered NBC News - Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News as the location each time, in this example.
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11 Apr 2014   #16
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rrpdmd View Post
Also, using 'Print Screen' didn't really work, unless I was supposed to just save the file.
When you use the print screen Keyboard button, you have to do a paste into a program.
I usually paste into Windows Paint, but many other programs can be used such as MS Word.
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11 Apr 2014   #17
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I may be missing something in this discussion, but when I want to create a Desktop link to a URL, I simply browse to the URL I'm interested in then left click on the little icon to the left of the URL address and dr4ag it to the desktop.
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11 Apr 2014   #18
DavidE

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It would be interesting to see if the OP gets a different type of shortcut creating it that way.
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11 Apr 2014   #19
rrpdmd

South Carolina
 
 

(not sure if this was posted or not. If it is a repeat, just ignore it.)

Success! I opened the shortcut's properties window again, and changed the 'open with' option to Chrome. Then I used the file association link Jacee gave me, and restored the default file association to the url extension.

Tested it.... dbl-clicked and there it was! Chrome opened, and NBC News was on the screen. I love when things work.
THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU!
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11 Apr 2014   #20
DavidE

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Great, glad to hear you have it fixed!
Thanks for posting back with the solution.
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