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Windows 7: Post a shortcut on the desktop

29 Jan 2011   #1
aintnorock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Post a shortcut on the desktop

How do I post a shortcut to a link on the desktop. The shortcut is from a weblink.

I've right clicked on the desktp, then new, then shortcut, and absolutely nothing happens.

thanks,
carl


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29 Jan 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Carl,

This can help show you how to create a internet website shortcut like that.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jan 2011   #3
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Shawn's tutorial may be where you are going. But one easy way is to open the webpage from the link. Right click an empty space on the web page and, in the drop down menu, select "create shortcut". Select this and "yes" and there you have your shortcut. You can then rename it to something you fancy.
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30 Jan 2011   #4
aintnorock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Shawn's tutorial may be where you are going. But one easy way is to open the webpage from the link. Right click an empty space on the web page and, in the drop down menu, select "create shortcut". Select this and "yes" and there you have your shortcut. You can then rename it to something you fancy.

The problem with this is that when I right click, then new, then shortcut, absolutely nothing happens.
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30 Jan 2011   #5
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Click the link to go to the site, In the address bar, right beside the http there ususally is a logo like the forum, left click on it hold it and drag down to desktop.
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30 Jan 2011   #6
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aintnorock View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Shawn's tutorial may be where you are going. But one easy way is to open the webpage from the link. Right click an empty space on the web page and, in the drop down menu, select "create shortcut". Select this and "yes" and there you have your shortcut. You can then rename it to something you fancy.

The problem with this is that when I right click, then new, then shortcut, absolutely nothing happens.

It is the WEBPAGE you should right click - not the desktop (or what?). There is no "New" on the web page
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30 Jan 2011   #7
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I think he's trying to click the weblink.
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30 Jan 2011   #8
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

If the above solutions don't work, then try this-
You'd be having a shortcut to the browser on your desktop, no?
Right click on it> properties, in the target field, after the program's executable put a space and then the site which you want a shortcut to.
Apply>Ok.
Opening that shortcut now will open the site you wanted.
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30 Jan 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aintnorock View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Shawn's tutorial may be where you are going. But one easy way is to open the webpage from the link. Right click an empty space on the web page and, in the drop down menu, select "create shortcut". Select this and "yes" and there you have your shortcut. You can then rename it to something you fancy.

The problem with this is that when I right click, then new, then shortcut, absolutely nothing happens.
Download and merge the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below, and restart the computer.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Afterwards, see if when you right clicking on the desktop, New, and Shortcut will it work for you now.

If so, then you should be able to use the tutorial I posted above to create a internet shortcut like you wanted.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jan 2011   #10
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Here's a visual of what you want to do, it might help:

Post a shortcut on the desktop-untitled.png

As was said before, you have o literally right click on the webpages to get the option to create a shortcut. Do not try to create on by clicking on the desktop


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