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Windows 7: Adding Website to Taskbar

15 Dec 2009   #1
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 
[SOLVED] Adding Website to Taskbar

Does anyone know how I can create an icon on the taskbar that automatically opens up firefox and takes me to a particular webpage? Say for example, I wanted a Twitter icon on my taskbar that when clicked opened Firefox and took me straight to the Twitter website?


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15 Dec 2009   #2
dimaxx

Win 7
 
 

Create new shortcut
Right-click - New - New shortcut
Type in desired web address - eg. www. twitter .com
Press Next - Give a name
OK

Right click again
Properties
Change Icon - google for icons

Save
Drag to taskbar
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15 Dec 2009   #3
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 

Thanks!
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15 Dec 2009   #4
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 

Spoke too soon. When I drag it to the taskbar, it just wants to pin it to Firefox's jump list. I can't actually get the icon to stick.

I tried removing the Firefox application from the taskbar and then trying, but doing so just adds the Firefox application back with the jump list addition.

Any other ideas?
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15 Dec 2009   #5
dimaxx

Win 7
 
 

My bad. Maybe enabling quicklaunch will do the trick?
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15 Dec 2009   #6
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 

I can add it by creating a link on the taskbar, but then it makes my taskbar look funky. Hmmm...must be some way to do this.
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16 Dec 2009   #7
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Have a look at my post in this old thread here. I think that's what you're after. :)
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16 Dec 2009   #8
dimaxx

Win 7
 
 

Well,
found solution!
Right-click taskbar - Toolbars - Links
This will enable Links in taskbar.
Set as many links as you wish.

Cheers
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16 Dec 2009   #9
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 

Great solution Generator! Too bad it only works with Chrome. That leaves us Firefox users out in the cold unfortunately.
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16 Dec 2009   #10
Stabgotham

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dimaxx View Post
Well,
found solution!
Right-click taskbar - Toolbars - Links
This will enable Links in taskbar.
Set as many links as you wish.

Cheers
Yeah, I know that works dimaxx, but unfortunately, doing so makes the taskbar look wierd if you use larger icons for the links. I don't really want to use small icons.
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