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Windows 7: How make internet shortcut open in IE instead of Chrome default?

15 Aug 2019   #1
robls99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
How make internet shortcut open in IE instead of Chrome default?

I have a website that only works in IE and not my Chrome default.
Since I have both browsers how do I force the default for this website to open in IE?


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16 Aug 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi robls99,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robls99 View Post
I have a website that only works in IE and not my Chrome default.
Since I have both browsers how do I force the default for this website to open in IE?
One solution might be to do the following . . .

Click Start.
Click Programs.
Right-click the website icon [IE in your case]
Click Send to.
Click Desktop [create shortcut].
Right-click the shortcut on the desktop.
Click Properties.
On the Shortcut tab click the Target field.
Move the cursor to the end of the text.
Press the spacebar to create a space.
Type the URL of the website you want to open with IE.
Click Apply.
Click the General tab.
Name the shortcut.
Click Apply.
Click OK.

I hope this helps
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16 Aug 2019   #3
robls99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Paul,

BEAUTIFUL!!

The only problem is when I click Start > Programs (in Win7) I found no "Internet Explorer" which I wanted to convert to.

So I just took my existing IE shortcut on the desktop and followed the balance of your instruction to "Send To" etc and it worked!.

Thanks a heap, you did great.

Have a super nice weekend,

Rob
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16 Aug 2019   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi robls99,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robls99 View Post
BEAUTIFUL!!

The only problem is when I click Start > Programs (in Win7) I found no "Internet Explorer" which I wanted to convert to.

So I just took my existing IE shortcut on the desktop and followed the balance of your instruction to "Send To" etc and it worked!.

Thanks a heap, you did great.

Have a super nice weekend.
You are more than welcome Rob, I am glad it worked for you!
You can easily create another IE shortcut on the desktop or even add IE to the quick launch area.

Have a great weekend!
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