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Windows 7: Short Post , Problem with explorer 11

04 Sep 2015   #1

windows 7 x64 home premium
Short Post , Problem with explorer 11

how to stop explorer 11 on win 7 from opening a new window each time i "transfer" web address to a location?
Simply left clicking on the web address and puting it on desktop or dir.


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04 Sep 2015   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Short answer: don't do that

Seriously though - there is a work around, but it is annoying too.

Turn on the favorites bar
Drag/drop to there - then drag/drop to desktop

Dragging straight to the desktop makes a text file with a file extension of ".WEBSITE".

Dragging to the favorites bar still creates the old/normal text file with an extension of ".URL".

You can drag/drop either of those shortcut files into notepad to see what they look like.

Let's see if others know of a way to prevent the ".WEBSITE" shortcut files all together.

I've never tried to prevent them from forming.
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