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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 special shell shortcut

07 Sep 2009   #1
greenjaguar

Windows 7
 
 
Internet Explorer 8 special shell shortcut

Hi there,

My IE8 special shell shortcut that that provides quick access to internet options is missing from desktop, does anyone knows how to put it there?

I tried to use the method I used with xp and vista but it didn't work..

can someone help me here?


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07 Sep 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've never seen an IE icon on my desktop - just in the taskbar. If IE isn't in there, you can go to IE in the start menu, right click, and select "pin to taskbar".
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07 Sep 2009   #3
greenjaguar

Windows 7
 
 

that will create a normal shorcut, thats not what I want
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07 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Open Control Panel.

Select Internet Options icon.

Drag and drop onto Desktop.
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07 Sep 2009   #5
greenjaguar

Windows 7
 
 

that is close Antman, but not quite what I intend here.

this procedure worked with vista and xp but it doesnt work with seven:
  1. Click Start, Run.
  2. Type regedit.exe.
  3. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel
    (wrapped for easy reading)
    Note: If HideDesktopIcons and NewStartPanel do not exist, create new registry keys for them.
  4. In the right hand pane, double-click {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} key. If the registry value name does not exist, create a new DWORD value and name it as {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
  5. Enter dword value data as 0 to enable the Internet Explorer icon on the Desktop.
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07 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greenjaguar View Post
that is close Antman, but not quite what I intend here.

What you intend and what you asked appear to be two different things.

"My IE8 special shell shortcut that that provides quick access to internet options is missing from desktop, does anyone knows how to put it there?"

You decline a shortcut to the app, you decline a shortcut to options, you have proven that the former method no longer works.

The taskbar is your option.
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07 Sep 2009   #7
greenjaguar

Windows 7
 
 

I just want the old shortcut back, you do know what iam talking about right?

the ie shortcut with the internet options in the shell.

I guess that is not possible anymore

thanks anyway
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07 Sep 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greenjaguar View Post
I just want the old shortcut back, you do know what iam talking about right?

the ie shortcut with the internet options in the shell.

I guess that is not possible anymore

thanks anyway
Many times what we want is dependent on what is possible ...
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07 Sep 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greenjaguar View Post
that will create a normal shorcut, thats not what I want
Have you used the icon in the taskbar yet? The Windows 7 taskbar operates completely differently than in previous versions of Windows. Right click on the IE shortcut and see what pops up.

For your original question - Windows 7 does not install a shortcut for IE on the desktop. Read this: Why can't I add special IE 8 icon to Windows 7 desktop? | The Windows Club
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07 Sep 2009   #10
greenjaguar

Windows 7
 
 

nothing special pops up ? can we add the internet options here?

what do you mean?
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