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

11 Apr 2014   #21
rrpdmd

South Carolina
 
 

WAIT A MINUTE......

It worked as I described that once, then I also used control panel to confirm the change to opening url files with Chrome. I had to browse to find Chrome in my program files, and made the change.

Tested a new shortcut, and the original problem was back. (Window with text opened). So should I not have changed it in control panel after changing it in the shortcut properties & the link from Jacee? What do you think I should do now?


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11 Apr 2014   #22
rrpdmd

South Carolina
 
 

Also, I can't find the link that Jacee gave me to restore file associations. Does anyone have that?
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11 Apr 2014   #23
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The link is in Post #6 of this thread here:
No longer able to add desktop shortcuts to websites

You can always look through all pages/posts in a SF thread, not just the "latest page".

Now, it still sounds like you are having System Issues ...
Run a System File Check and see if issues are found:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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11 Apr 2014   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's on Page #1,
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Cheers.
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12 Apr 2014   #25
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rrpdmd View Post
Thanks for the reply. Here are the details.

OK, whenever I want to put a shortcut/link to a website, or maybe a folder containing several shortcuts, I have always been able to right click on my desktop, a menu opens, I click "new", another menu opens, I typically click on either "shortcut" or "folder". I'm prompted to enter the location (URL or windows location) then I enter the name I'd like to call the shortcut. Instantly a new icon appears on the desktop. As long as I can remember, a generic Chrome Logo icon with a shortcut arrow on it appears on the desktop, with the name I selected beneath it. I could simply double click the icon, and it opened the browser and took me straight to the web page.

Simple enough, right?

But as of a few weeks ago, if I try to add a shortcut to a web page on the desktop, I go through the identical steps, and a similar icon appears. But two things are different: The icon itself is much smaller, and when you double click on it to go to the web page, it doesn't take you to the web at all, or open the browser. All that happens is a window appears with some brief text detail about the URL. No error messages. It opens as if that was what I wanted. I've done this for 20 years or so, so it isn't new to me. The process just no longer works properly. Chrome can't help. Windows won't respond.

Does that clarify? Can you help?
It might be that the Chrome version you're using, no longer likes that way of doing links to the desktop.

Can you try this procedure if you haven't already? Create one-click desktop shortcuts for Web sites in Chrome - CNET
This one shows how by using the Page Menu, with either one you need to "create an application shortcut". How To Create Desktop Application Shortcuts In Chrome

What version of Chrome are you using? The newest v34... is giving kiosk users headaches, see replies.
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04 Nov 2014   #26
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried to create shortcuts from a different browser not Chromium based like FF or IE
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