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making shortcut for web page on desktop

Q: making shortcut for web page on desktop

ok first of all I relaize this thread could be posted in the web browser discussion page and I will put it there too, it just semed to overlap into to different topics.

What I'm trying ot do is this. create a shortcut to a webpage from a desktop. It's not for me. personally I would use a bookmark or something like that ut this is the task I need to figure out. My stepmom would like a shortcut from her desktop that would take her directly to her log in page for work. can anybody help? thanks, it's very much appreciated.

A: making shortcut for web page on desktop

She should be able to left click and drag the icon in the address bar to her desktop and create a shortcut to her log in page.
She needs to be on her log in page when she does this.

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I have lost the ability to place favorite web sites on my desktop. When I right click on the web page there is not a "shortcut" line. Thanks, bud

A:Place Web Page Shortcut on Desktop

Hello Bud,

You might see if you may be able to create a URL shortcut on your desktop using any of the other options in the tutorial below.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,

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Does anyone know how to go one step further and create a desktop shortcut (or hotkey) to the speaker setup page where you choose your audio channels? (ie/ where you choose between Stereo, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround, etc.) It's one click after getting to the Playback page. After getting to the Playback page, you'd click "Configure" to get there. It's this page here:

I need to switch quickly between "Stereo" and "5.1 Surround" and I'd like to get here with a single click (or hotkey). Does anyone know?

A:How to create a desktop shortcut (or hotkey) to speaker setup page?

Hi Outlier

You can usually drag the item name onto the desktop with a right click.

1 Click on the globe bottom left of taskbar

2 Type the word speakers or whatever into the search box

3 When the list of items appear, Right Click on the one you want and drag it onto the desktop

4 Click create shortcut here.

You can create most shortcuts this way, for instance you can open windows explorer to view your favourite folder, make the explorer window a bit smaller so that there is some desktop showing, right click on the folder, drag it onto the desktop, select create shortcut here from the dropdown and you will then have a shortcut to your folder.

Hope this was useful



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Currently I have a desktop shortcut to PuttyCyg (a modified version of PuTTY) which I have configured Ctrl+Alt+C as a keyboard shortcut to launch the program. Trouble is, once there is one instance of the program open, when I enter Ctrl+Alt+C again, instead of opening another instance of the program, it brings the window of the currently open instance to the front. This is strange, because when I actually click on the shortcut multiple times, the default behavior is to open multiple instances of the program. How can I change it so that hitting the keyboard shortcut forces new instances to open? Do I have to resort to things like writing a VBScript?

A:Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Nobody? =)

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Hi guys n girls,

I have for ever got sick and tired of right click -> open Send to Menu and creating a Desktop Shortcut for a file or app....then needing to go to the Desktop right click the newly made shortcut and then removing the trailing file extension, dash and words shortcut in brackets. If you are like me and you want a solution where you just right click -. Create shortcut and forget and not need to do anymore then look no further.

I have small AutoIT app (compiled script) that does exactly that.

Desktop (create shortcut).au3 SHA1 - 630A9CE23BF669035EEB089C2948BBD8B38BB505
Desktop (create shortcut).exe SHA1 - 829518AD4233E59D686822D960AAC71405D57CCD
Desktop (create shortcut).ico SHA1 - 16239287978841199F8A2FC56AA36EE55F197083

Download Link Desktop (create shortcut).zip

Virustotal readout - God knows why anyone would use any of the virus scanners flagging AutoIT as a virus. This indicates to me that they are merely only searching for header info and not actually decyphering any of the code. That should be alarming to anyone. Anyway here it is, it gets 2 false negatives out of 52.

Now the code so that you can compile it all your self. For the Geeks in other words

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=Desktop (create shortcut).ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=Desktop (create shortcut).exe
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoI... Read more

A:Custom 'Desktop (create shortcut)' Remove .fileextension - Shortcut

I must find this more annoying than most others

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I am currently using Windows 8.1 and am trying to remove the "-Shortcut" text from showing after creating a shortcut. I searched online and tried to edit the registry file as the website instructed to 00 00 00 00, but nothing happened.

Is there any way to remove the text or is it just a Windows 8.1 problem?

A:Win 8.1-Removing "-Shortcut" text after making a shortcut?

If you wish. You can try this link:
Remove Shortcut Text

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I am knee deep in writting up my final dissertation and need some help.

I need to number my pages but not from the first page. I looked online and it said I should have an option to number pages from the page I was on but that was not the case.

I then read that you can insert an header and the page will be numbered from there, again I could not get this to work.

I know in word 2007 you can generate a contents page that will show the page number of all my subsections and headings but I have no clue how to do this and until I get the page numbers working I cannot do it anyway.

If anyone can help me please reply, I don't want to do my usualy trick of having two documents, one the body of the work and the other all the pages that are not numbered because it will take for ever at this point.

A:Need help making a contents page and page numbering word 2007

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Hi friends,
I'm looking for an application allowing me to create shortcuts for files and folders so that I can access them from different locations. For example, I have file/folder TARGET stored in folder A. I want to create shortcuts for TARGET and put the shortcuts in different locations, let's say folder B, C, D etc. so that I can open and modify file/folder TARGET from these locations and every modification I made will affect the original file stored in folder A.

Do you know any application which can do the above job?

Thank you for reading my post.



A:Solved: Shortcut Making Software?

What's wrong with just right clicking the File or Folder and selecting copy. Then go to another folder and right click and select paste shortcut.

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When you right-click a shortcut, then click Properties, there's an option to set a Shortcut Key (for example, Ctrl+Alt+letter key) to run the shortcut from the keyboard.

I've tried this with shortcuts on my Start Menu, Desktop, and Quick Launch toolbar, but I can't get it to work consistently. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Does anyone know what's up with this? Or is it just a known Windows frustration?

Thanks, Ander

A:Making shortcut keys work?

It works fine here... I don't know what to say

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Hi, I'm sorry if I post this on wrong section. I'm new & this is my 1st post on this forum

Anyway, I'm curious about making file shortcuts between hard disk. Example, real folder is in D: drive. I want to make a shortcut for that particular folder in E: drive. Is this possible? if yes could someone teach me? Thank you

A:Making file shortcut between hard disk. Is it possible?

Yes, it's possible. Navigate to the file/folder you want to create a shortcut to. Right click, on the popup look for "Send To". See if your other drive is an option. If so, click it. It it's not, then choose "Create Shortcut". That shortcut will appear. Then right click that shortcut and "Cut". Navigate to where you want the shortcut and then "Paste". You can then (If you want) right click the shortcut and "Rename".

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How can I make a shortcut for pressing that connect button or
how can I add it to start up?

Otherwise, I am having to

- click bluetooth icon twice
-then click the phone device to open the device control panel
- then press connect

(And if I forget to do that, I am having to take off the headsets on my head and hold the phone in my hand which is causing inconvenience)

Is it possible that I can make a shortcut or macro for these actions and maybe add it to startup?

A:Making Bluetooth Connect to my Computer with a shortcut

Well, I was able to add a shortcut to startup for the "Phone Device Control Panel".
Now, all I gotta do is make this shortcut to have a delayed startup so it will launch after Bluetooth.
After that, all I gotta do is press connect.

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I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a shortcut to windows security screen. Not to the lock screen but the CTRL+ALT+DEL screen that has the five options (lock this computer, switch user, log off, change a password, and start task manager
any help would be much appreciated

A:help with making shortcut to windows security screen

When they hook stuff to Control Alt Del combination it's because they don't want it accessed by another means.

Secure Logon - Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on

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Hi, I just did a clean install of Win7 pro 64 bit on my laptop and am trying to get it back to how it was before. I chose to put my desktop on the toolbar. I went into the personalization and unchecked having the default icons on my desktop and that worked great - they are in the desktop list on the toolbar. What I can't seem to figure out is this:

Everytime I add a shortcut to my desktop it places one on my desktop as well as in the list that is located on my toolbar. I would like for all the shortcuts to be in the toolbar desktop, but not actually visible on my actual desktop. What should I do - can't remember how I got it to work last time.


A:Shortcut icons on desktop & desktop toolbar

Quote: Originally Posted by voiceofhope

Hi, I just did a clean install of Win7 pro 64 bit on my laptop and am trying to get it back to how it was before. I chose to put my desktop on the toolbar. I went into the personalization and unchecked having the default icons on my desktop and that worked great - they are in the desktop list on the toolbar. What I can't seem to figure out is this:

Everytime I add a shortcut to my desktop it places one on my desktop as well as in the list that is located on my toolbar. I would like for all the shortcuts to be in the toolbar desktop, but not actually visible on my actual desktop. What should I do - can't remember how I got it to work last time.


Welcome to the forum,

You can hide the ones on your desktop,

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Hey guys..

Think I have a setting problem with cookies..

When I run the following shortcut "" I log in but then the page loads with errors and I cant do anything on that page. I clicked on the warning symbol on the taskbar and opened the details box and it either says permission denied or 'mycookie' is null as a reason for the error.

I tried allowing the site trusted access in internet options and wiped the cookies then attempted to login to my mls site thus creating another new didnt work..

Could anyone tell me why I am able to login and the page loads fine when I open the page via the address bar in IE6 but the same page loads with errors from a shortcut...?

Thank you for all your help

A:Shortcut Causes Errors On Web Page

Don't know. But I created a shortcut and it works for me just fine. Of course, I am not able to log in as I don't have a user name or password.

Sometimes Realtor sites are wierd. My suggestion would be to contact the association that run the site and ask them, as, like I said, I have seen some strange things from real estate sites.

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I'm sorry I'm a bit nieve, but I'd like to start a web page.
but dont have the foggiest, I like it to have a database for people, to leave information, for others to access, kind of like a forum, but not a forum, a bit of archive material, any Ideas as to how to go about this.

my specs are:


1.15 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

ABIT <> 761-686B(KG7) Rev:1.0
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz

Memory Modules c,d

512 Megabytes Installed Memory

if that helps.

heres hoping


A:help! with making a web page

Hi and welcome..check these sites..

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I know ALT+Home sends me to my homepage in the latest version of explorer (9?), but it doesn't work in the version right before that. A friend of mine does not like the new IE and was wondering if there was a shortcut key to return him to his homepage.

Thanks again.

A:Solved: Home page shortcut key?

ALT+Home takes you to the homepage in IE7 . . what's not to like????

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I am trying to create a shortcut on the desktop for print test page.
I have tried a couple of different googled solutions and cannot find one that works...
First I tried - 
cscript C:\Windows\System32\Printing_Admin_Scripts\en-US\prnqctl.vbs -e -p "Brother PJ-622"

I tried this from both a normal and elevated command prompt - logged in user is a local admin - both resulted in 
Failed Print Test Page Win32 error code 5

I tried the same command using a -u and -w command to specify the local admin account.  This didnt work either and  
I also tried 
print /d:printer textpage.txt
just to get something to print... this didnt work..

Ok I had all this typed out and found a powershell solution that works so I am going to go ahead and post this anyways for anyone else to use.  There was alot of ways with powershell 4 using invoke but i found a simpler way with a couple lines to print
to default printer.  This works on powershell version 2.

Create PrintTestPage.ps1 in notepad and save as ps1 file...

$printer = Get-WmiObject -Query " SELECT * FROM Win32_Printer WHERE Default=$true"
$PrintTestPage = $printer.PrintTestPage()  

Edit - obviously for the shortcut I just modified the target to the path of the script.

%SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File C:\MDT\Powershell\PrintTestPage.ps1

A:Print Test Page Shortcut

AFAICS the VBScript you used no longer works under Windows 7 even though it is still included. Howerver, this command does work:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /k /n "\\%ComputerName%\SharedPrinterName"

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hi all, not been about for a few weeks, but now i need your help:

how do i open up a certain tab of the control panel with a shortcut?

i use the page shown below a lot, switching between mic and line-in inputs whilst recording, and i'm tired of having to click start >> control panel >> hardware and sound >> sound >> recording tab - i just want to click on a shortcut.

i know that control.exe mmsys.cpl will open up the default 'playback' tab, but how do i get to auto-open the recording tab?

as far as i remember, ever since windows 3, you could simply add ,2 to open the second tab, thusly: control.exe mmsys.cpl, 2

but that doesn't seem to work any more with windows 7. i did think about running the shortcut in xp compatibility mode, but no go...

i know it's just one extra mouse-click to get to where i want to go, but this problem is making my geek-bone itch.

anyone know how to do it?

A:shortcut to control panel page

There is no Image Mickey


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Sorry about the dyslectic "Start" not "satrt"
Trying to pin a shortcut on Start menu to open my forum thread in ""

I have a shortcut (S1) in a folder with the target as ""

Then on Start (Menu) I created a shortcut (S2) to (S1)

When I click on the start-menu-shortcut (S2) nothing happens.
But when S1 is clicked my thread page is opened.

Am I expecting too much.?

In the mean time I have deleted "S2" and created a fresh shortcut on Start (menu) directly to my thread.

A:Start menu shortcut to a web page

Hello Russell,

There's no need to create a shortcut to a shortcut. A direct shortcut with the source target works best.

If you like, you could create a shortcut using the method in OPTION ONE or THREE below that you can directly "Pin to Start Menu".

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

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For those of you who use hotmail this is a link to save to your favourites or bookmark menu. it will open a fresh email page without having to go into windows live account.
I think you need to stay signed into your live account fot it to work.
Sign In
once saved to favorites you can rename it to suit yourself.

A:New email page ,hotmail shortcut.

It opens up the compose page. Not really useful to me, as I have WLH pinned to the taskbar.

I think I know what sort of trouble you're having in the process of bookmarking Hotmail, so here's what you can do.

1. Sign in to Live
2. When the Home page loads up, don't go into Hotmail, go in to SkyDrive or Documents first
3. Load the page completely, then go into Hotmail.
4. NOW when you bookmark it, it will open directly in your inbox

The point is that the URL is supposed to end with ?rru=inbox, otherwise it loads the Home page.

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This little program was downloaded from firefox but it keeps popping up unwanted. How can I uninstall it?


A:uninstalling page shortcut from firefox

Open Firefox in safe mode.
Start> Mozilla Firefox> Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode).
Click on Tools> Add-ons> select the extension and click uninstall.
Close Firefox and restart your computer to be sure.
If that doesn't work, then close Firefox.
Start> Run> type: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles then hit OK.
Then open the default folder and then the extensions folder and delete the folder that corresponds to the add-on you want to uninstall.
If you don't recognize the name or corresponding add-on GUIDs, open the extension and open its install.rdf file in notepad and see which add-on the directory contains.

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Is there any native or even programmable keystroke combo in firefox to instantly jump to the top of the page? Sort of like the up arrow key, but instead of scrolling upwards, the page just instantly jumps to the top?

Thanks guys (and gals!)


A:Go to top of page firefox keystroke shortcut?

hit "home"

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This little program was downloaded from firefox but it keeps popping up unwanted. How can I uninstallit?


A:uninstalling page shortcut from firefox

Double post, see your other post.

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A:Making slideshow for web page

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I would like to make a page where people sell and buy items. Does enybody know is there any software that would do that for U. As I heard there are some softwares for making pages for dating I thought there are allso some programs for making sell&buy page. Allso, I would like they are free or open source. Anybody has a clue?
Thanks for any hint.

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Hi guys,anyone know how i can create a shortcut direct to a web page bypassing the username and password prompts using.win7..(youtube and gmail accounts)..thanks

A:[SOLVED] creating a shortcut direct to a web page

What web browser are you using?

Internet Explorer
Chrome etc..

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Hello, just wanted to if there is a shortcut in Firefox that would open your current page that you are viewing in a new tab. There are shortcuts for new tab, new window ect. cant find one for this, strange. Thanks.

A:Firefox. Open current page in new tab shortcut?

Firefox does not have this. Reason is that nobody would want to reopen the same page in new tab very often. You can open a new tab and copy paste the address in new tab's location bar.

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Hi, i am new to this forum. Very cool so far. I have googled this topic quite a bit and have not found what I am looking for. I am not sure of the proper terminology even.

I want to be able to right click on my Windows XP Desktop and have the desktop menu in that context menu there (like what's in the Taskbar at the the bottom next to the small application icons ). I don't keep desktop icons on the desktop, but rather in My Documents to keep my Desktop clean and to allow everything there to be backed up. The Taskbar is only on one of the three monitors on my set up, which I somtimes have off, so I would like to be able to just right-click on the Desktop anywhere and have access to the Desktop menu.

Does you know of a way to do this? Or if not, maybe a place to start looking? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Right-click on desktop to get desktop shortcut?

Try Google "How to add menu items under right-click or context menu". I don't think you can replace the default right click menu, but apparently you can add to it.

There's several entries that address that specifically.

Good Luck & hope it works

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Last week I bought a new computer that runs Vista Ultimate x64. All was fine until I tried to install Object Desktop MyColors two days ago. It didn't seem to go well but I left the program alone and hooked up my new external hard drive to use as a backup. This required a system restart and thus the problem. When my computer came back to life after the restart almost all of my desktop shortcut icons had been replaced by a generic white page icon. First I uninstalled MyObject then did 3 System Restores at different points, but to no avail. Then I tried to change the icons from the properties menu attached to each icon. This was successful in about half of the cases. Some of the remaining icons had their proper picture associated with the program in the Start or Program menus so I just dragged then to the desktop and deleted the "white paper" icon. Now I'm left with 4 damaged icons. In each of these cases the icon properties page doesn't allow the option to change the icon, this choice is grayed out. The programs are: Microsoft Word (came already installed on the new commputer); iTunes and Smart FTP (I had installed these programs several days ago, before the problem occurred); Expression Web 2 (installed yesterday after the icon exchange). None of these programs has a copy of the proprietary icon anywhere that I can find. The Start menu shortcuts are white pages, as are the icons in the Programs menu. I fear something may have deleted a folder that these ... Read more

A:Shortcut icons replaced by white page icon

Hello Jsbergman,

It seems like the shortcut arrow overlay may have been improperly replaced using the XP method instead of the method for Vista. The tutorial below can help you restore the default shortcut arrow and hopefully fix the icons for you.

Shortcut Arrow

Hope this helps,

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Hey guys,

I'm almost done my site, but I have a small problem, if I put too much text or pictures, the whole template messes up.

So how do I make it, so that the template expands (footer moves down) according to the content in it?

Thanks a lot,


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I have an informational/news community web page. i am
looking to place a 'submit now' type box.

in other words, a user could type something and click a submit
i copied the following from a web page,the ########## is
something i placed to protect the privacy of the web page
i took this off of:

<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="###########">
<textarea name="body" rows="10" cols=22></textarea><br>
<input type="submit" name="Send" value="SUBMIT">

A:Making a submit type box on my web page

It won't work unless you have something on your web site to process the form and put the information somewhere or do something else with it. You need some server side scripting like ASP, PHP, CGI to process the form elements.

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any stamp collectors out there who make their own pages up?, what programs are available?? For many years I have used a program called Final Writer 97 on my Amiga 3000, the software is quite good, but the Miggie is getting a bit full, and I would prefer to use the PC. I have tried Publisher 2001, but it's very awkward, can anyone suggest any other PC based software?.
thanks for your help.

A:Page making for stamp collectors

harrihorse said:

any stamp collectors out there who make their own pages up?, what programs are available?? For many years I have used a program called Final Writer 97 on my Amiga 3000, the software is quite good, but the Miggie is getting a bit full, and I would prefer to use the PC. I have tried Publisher 2001, but it's very awkward, can anyone suggest any other PC based software?. thanks for your help.Click to expand...

Why not try a database? File Maker Pro is an excellent prospect. It is easy to learn - easy to use - and can be extremely versatile.

You can make "Forms" that look like pages, yet each Container field that holds a picture of your item can also have fields available for information, notes, etc. It could work into a VERY nice display of your stamps.

Also, you would have the availability of displaying one item at a time and all related information.

Try a free trial download of this. You may even be able to use one of the enclosed templates as a temporary DB to see how it would work for you.

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 I just bought a new HP 17 -g217 AB-7 laptop and every time I get near the touch pad the
page jumps to real big - then back to too small to read constantly. Is there a way to lock that
function. Jim Baker

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Hi uh....i have to make the front page of a newspaper,so do u guys know any software that i could use to help me out? im just doing it on normal A4 paper,i prefer if the software was downloadable and specially free to use.


A:Making the front page of a newpaper(software anyone?)

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Everytime I startup up the computer and access microsoft internet explorer, a certain has registered itself as the homepage and everytime i change it, it comes on after i reboot

A:(Solved) certain website won't stop making itself the home page

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The new Dell Venue 5000 tablet has a physical Win Key on the side of the tablet. I prefer the style where there is a touch sensitive Win logo at the bottom of the tablet. How can I make a desktop shortcut that activates the Win Key? Perhaps a shortcut to a .bat file but I don't know what to put in the .bat file.

A:Desktop shortcut for the Win Key

Hello Dave,

If you like, you might see if the shortcut in the tutorial below may work for you for this. It opens Start.

"Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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I can't find a way to create a desktop shortcut for my VPN. I know how to do it in Vista or XP but I can't find a way in Windows 7.

It's really annoying.

Overall enjoying Windows7 very much on my Dell XPS M1210 with 2GB RAM and GeForce Go 7400.

A:VPN desktop shortcut?

Me neither

Anyone found a solution to this, its probably obvious

Probably the best O/S to date from a home user point of you. I've not tested it with roaming profiles etc.. on a domain. Thats when I general fine more problems occur.

IE8 is still very buggy though

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Hey peeps

After all my (as it turned out) virus problems i managed to use my reload cd successfully to reset my pc to factory settings so things are cool with the system at the moment.
The only thing is, before all my problems i could right click the internet explorer icon on my desktop and get access to the internet properties from the menu, however, since the reload, when i right click the icon i only get the properties for the shortcut and the only way i can get access to the internet properties (to dispose of the cookies etc) is to open internet explorer and go via the options menu.
I know its not important but its kind of annoying so if anyone knows how to get it back to the other way, i would really appreciate it.

A:IE Desktop shortcut

What happens when you right click on IE in the start/programs menu?

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Is it possible to write a program (batch file maybe?) that will select the latest save in a directory and open it with the application?

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Is there a way i can make a desktop shortcut for my web based e-mail program that is supplied by my isp.

A:Desktop shortcut

Yes, follow the instructions below to create email shortcut. I have used Yahoo email as a guideline in the screenshots.

Right click anywhere on your desktop and select New and Shortcut.

Copy and paste the url to your ISP web-mail in the shortcut box. Click next to continue.
Type a name for the shortcut. I have used Yahoo email as the name. Click Finish.

To open shortcut either double click the icon or right click and select open to access.

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You know that desktop shortcut on the bottom left of your screen, the one that when you click it minimizes everything? Well I accidently deleted it and am wondering how to get it back. Please help. XP by the way.

A:desktop shortcut

This is where it is on mine. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Show Desktop.scf
You must have 'show hidden folders' enabled.

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Hello, I am trying to make some extra desktop shortcut's using IE7. I have 3 tab's that i would like to open. Using Firefox the syntax is to use "-new-window" and the "|" between each URL. That would make Firefox open in a new window with a tab for each URL. I can not seem to make IE7 work this way. I have tryed using: -new, :, ;, -newtab, -tab, |, and a few others. -new does open IE7 in a new window. Maybe IE7 is not ment to work this way. The default IE7 desktop shortcut works fine with more then one tab. RBinfo.

A:IE7 Desktop shortcut's

Hello and welcome to TSF

if you want to do this in a batch file try this

@echo off
start iexplore Insert link
start iexplore Insert link
start iexplore Insert link

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When I select a file from my favourite folder and right click it to move it over to my desktop it will not perform this function as it previously did . Can someone help me out.

A:shortcut to desktop

As a work-around you can click and drag the favorite to the desktop.

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ok, upgrdaded to win 8 yesterday. I have IE 10 pinned to the dektop on taskbar. I want to go further,and find and snt IE10 to the dektop. I cannot find how

A:IE 10 desktop shortcut?

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I have some I.T homework from school and im usually fine with it but i have to create a shortcut to Microsoft Word, and i have to use the shortcut wizard on the desktop .

( i do realise you can drag and drop it onto the desktop but the teacher wants it done this way)

(right click desktop --->

Select new

- Shortcut .
Then it comes up saying "browse" the file your looking for but i know you can write something like

MicrosoftWord2007.exe a
nd it's capable to make a shortcut from the file name. im just not to sure what iv'e got to type.

any replies would be appreciated,



A:Desktop Shortcut.

Usually you need to include the path, unless the file is already in a set path. You can browse to the Microsoft Word path or it should be something like C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office**\WINWORD.exe

You could do the drag-and-drop way to create a shortcut then check its path in Properties.

You could really impress your teacher if you use one of the startup switches here:

There's also instructions for creating a shortcut.

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I accidentally dragged the desktop icon (that minimizes all windows and takes you to desktop) out of the lower left taskbar and cannot find out to put it back. I try to add a shortcut to desktop but it only opens a window with desktop icons.

Any help to reload this wonderful button would be greatly appreciated.


A:Desktop shortcut

Put your cursor in one corner until the arrow has two heads and then litterly drag it until it opens or closes, you can resize your window to any size you want

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Why can I not get a desk top short-cut fpr my AOL (Talktalk) mail box?
The drop down menu gives me the option, but the short-cut provided is

A:desktop shortcut

Hi ... The Link below should be of some Help ...

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how do u make a desktop short cut of a command prompt?

A:CMD, desktop shortcut?

Hello Fluidmotion,

You can right click on the desktop, click on New -> Shortcut, type cmd.exe for the path location, and type a name you like to do so.

...or for a elevated command prompt shortcut.

Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut

Hope this helps,

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When I select a file from my Favorites and right click on it and then select Send To and then left click on Desktop the file no longer goes to the desktop as it used to. What happened?

A:shortcut to desktop

It should go to the Desktop as a shortcut. Is there anything else "wierd" going on with your system? I'd do a virus scan with an up-to-date anti-virus. Sometimes it is this kind of stuff that starts happening when a trojan is involved.

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Simple and short please; How do I customize/enlarge web buttons WITHOUT enlarging text/other fonts etc??

What kind of buttons you may ask?
Well, its simple ones that appear on pretty much every html website... like:



These last three ones are just from a webbased game..
Thank you, any comments are appreciated.

And yeah, im on Windows 7, and the browser is Internet Explorer 9

EDIT: Just so you know, im talking about websites that i VISIT not some kind of site that im creading/editing :P


A:Enlarging/Making web page buttons BIGGER? (Pics included)

You can't make just the button elements bigger. You have to enlarge the whole page by clicking the zoom tool at bottom right of status bar.

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my pc is so slow in internet browsing and gaming because of high disk usage.

i tried everything disabling show me tips about windows and superfetch, changing virtual memory, scanning for virus.

and then i found out page file caused the high disk usage so i disable it, then my pc became so fast and no high disk usage but i keep getting low memory error and crashes even though i'm only using 60%-70% of my ram.

so i checked resource monitor and found out more than half of my ram goes to standby and only 1 mb in free

so is there anyway to disable standby memory?

cpu: i5 4440
ram: 8gb 1600 ddr3
gpu: gtx 950 2gb

A:page file causes high disk usage and making my pc slow

I would let windows manage your physical memory and page file it's very good at that and put the page file back it can be important for physical memory allocation sometimes .

Windows 10 page file to ram compression allocated size is insignificant anyway .

You didn't mention if all this web browser drama was during multitasking ,what browser and how many tabs open or what other conditions are present like GTA 5 which can use up a decent Core X or AMD FX CPU on high settings ? all these variables can even stall (nearly so ) my Haswell core i5 @ 8 GB ram on an SDD if taken to an extreme .

OTOH an SSD with a windows boot drive would be a stonking good upgrade on a core i3,i5,i7 ,AMD FX or any PC (even on an old PC with only 300 GB/s SATA II maximums and move things along considerably faster with less stalling and hanging , rember also that SSD will speed up any data written to or cached to the SDD or fetched off a metal HDD like this Haswell Core i5 Sata III 6GB/s dual boot PC in my specs ,yours is ofc SATA III 6 GB/s potential also but not anthing close to half of that on metal here is my SDD I/O :

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Hi all

I'm trying to find a program that will give me access to the pages I visit most often - My Favourites - but from my desktop. I'm thinking something similar to that floating bar thing that MS Office puts on your computer? I currently have about 200 favourites in my 'Favourites' folder in IE but I want quicker access to the ones I visit more. (like this site!)

I currently just have shortcuts to the websites on my desktop, which are the IE icon, but I want something smaller that will fit more favourites in as I don't like messing up my desktop with icons (call me obsessive, I don't mind...).

I'm talking like 20 or so favourites so I don't want to put them all in the taskbar as quick launch icons either because then that will mess up my task bar and also, all the websites will be the one icon, (little blue 'e') so I won't be able to tell what's what unless I 'hover' over them.

I've tried to explain my request as best I can but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

A:Desktop shortcut to favourites?

This "Freelaunchbar" is pretty handy. I actually bought the "Truelaunchbar" and then went back to the free one. It has all I want and doesn't get so cluttered as the pay one.

Just set it up and drag the shortcuts you want into it. You can also configure it so that it pops up automatically when you mouse-over it so you don't even need to click.

No ads or nags, either.

Another I like is the Hidden Menu. It appears when you touch the edge of the screen with the mouse.

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On Vista the shortcut arrow on the desktop Icon is much larger then previous Windows, is their a way of making the arrow smaller or other options?

A:Desktop Shortcut Arrow


Originally Posted by BeBop TCB

On Vista the shortcut arrow on the desktop Icon is much larger then previous Windows, is their a way of making the arrow smaller or other options?

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Hi all,
Any chance i can place a partition shortcut to desktop?
I want to have a c/d/e partition icon on dektop.
Thanks in advance.

A:Partition Shortcut to desktop

Quote: Originally Posted by Yulyo

Hi all,
Any chance i can place a partition shortcut to desktop?
I want to have a c/d/e partition icon on dektop.
Thanks in advance.

Yes you can, it's easy.

Just right click on your desktop->New->Shortcut.

When it asks you where the shortcut should link to type <Drive Letter>:/ (eg D:/).


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is there a way to move the clear desktop icon in the taskbar on the right to the left?

A:move desktop shortcut?

No, you can put your taskbar on the left then it will be on the bottom left.

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This new OS is driving me nuts.

First it won't allow POP protocol accounts.

So, now I have my Hotmail account there.
How do I make a shortcut of my hotmail on desktop ?

Thank you.


A:Hotmail shortcut to my desktop..... how ?

Open the hotmail page with IE. Right clcik and select "create shortcut" to the desktop

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when I try to open shortcuts I have created on my desktop I get the error message "can`t find soffice.exe"What is this and how do I repair it

A:desktop shortcut won`t open

Hi property,
What Operating System are you using ??
Right click the shortcut, Look at the startin and target fields. Make sure it is pointing to where the program is located. Or delete the shortcut, look in start, programs, find the program, click to make sure it opens the program.Then right click & hold, drag to desktop and select create shortcut here here or copy here.

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On my personal desktop there is a shortcut, type of file = Shortcut.lnk, but the location is C
C:\Users\Public\Desktop. I have tried to delete it, but get asked for administrator permission, which failseven when I attempt to alter permissions, and I am sole user/administrator.

Will someone kindly help me with my problem? Please!

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How can I put a shortcut to the desktop on the Taskbar? XP Home.

A:XP Desktop Taskbar Shortcut

Have a look here and see how you get on.

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Nothing has changed  except i went from microsoft win. 8 to win. 10.I used to right click on the app.or program and "create a shortcut" was on list. But not now.HELP.

A:How to create a Shortcut to my desktop?

Hi, See the guide on the following link. Regards, DP-K

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Hello Tech Support Forums. I have a little annoyance that I desperately want help on:

I play a game called Gunz the Duel and every time I load the game up from their site (you have to) it automatically creates a desktop shortcut to their site on my computer.

If anyone can tell me how to somehow disable websites or programs from auto creating desktop shortcuts I would really apprieciate it.

A:Desktop shortcut creation

Are you deleting the desktop shortcut every time?

Just don't. Otherwise, contact the site Tech Support.

OFF-SUBJECT COMMENT: Hope you are running a good AntiVirus program. OnLine gaming sites like you describe are known for being susceptible to virus attacks, and if you are not protected......

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Well basically I have just realised on my laptop desktop the small shortcut icon displayed in the bottom left of an Icon has changed to a sort of user icon, I was wondering how I get this back to the small arrow??? Please see picture below
Shortcut icons Changed.PNG

Guys I now have realised it has just changed again :S:S:S:S:S

So whenever I copy something or save something new to my desktop it changes this icon :S

A:Desktop Shortcut Icon

lol, that icon means that it is being shared on your homegroup. Why don't you make it so that your "desktop" folder is not being shared on your network?

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

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How to make a desktop shortcut icon from an existing image in my pictures file ?

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Theres no shortcut for desktop ?


This tutorial shows the list of libraries:
Libraries - Restore Default

Desktop is not a standard library.

Desktop is a part of the favorites. Is that where you are missing it from?
Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane

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My little option thingy to send things to the desktop as a shortcut disappeared recently =|

You know, where you right click something, and you go to "Send To" and it gives you that little menu of places to send it.

I know there's a file somewhere that makes that appear... could someone send it to me somehow, maybe host it somewhere or e-mail it to me? And tell me where to put it?

I mean, I know the file existed because I've seen it before, it was in my Documents And Settings folder... so...

A:Send to desktop (as shortcut)

Hi MercZire,

Give this a try.

Type REGSVR32 SENDMAIL.DLL in the RUN box. Restart Windows (mandatory step)
If that does not help, proceed further:

Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to these locations:
[HKCU\Software\Classes\.MAPIMail] (if exists)

Backup each of the keys to separate REG files. Use the File, Export option to backup the branches. Once, backed up those keys, delete them from the registry. Restart Windows and run the REGSVR32 SENDMAIL.DLL command again.



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So i deleted the Favorites folder located at C:\Users\USER\ and now i realized the desktop shortcut is also gone,how can i restore the favorites folder with the desktop shortcut in it ?
Already tried this "restore favorite links",nothing happened.

A:Desktop shortcut in Favorites

Hello VXER,

If you like, you can use step 6 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to restore the Favorites folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

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I realize that you can get to the desktop view by clicking on the tool bar all the way over to the right, but is there a way to get an icon to click on IN the toolbar? I used to have a cool desk icon that got me to the desktop. It's more convenient for me to have on the tool bar.


A:Desktop Link/Shortcut

Hello Carl,

This Show Desktop shortcut may work for you for this.

Hope this helps,

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I came across this really great shortcut for a desktop icon.
This shortcut opens a vast menu for admin maintenance.

C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

If you find anything better let me know.


Iggy in the cool part of Arizona

A:Great desktop shortcut

That's interesting. I never knew it was there. :-)


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I go way back with Windows... back to Win98, ME, and XP. I finally ditched my 8 year old Vista PC and bought a new Win 8.1 PC a few days ago. I've lost count of how many times I've screamed and nearly been reduced to tears. WTF was MS thinking when they gutted so much that was familiar?

I have no use for Metro... and I finally got Classic Shell to give me a traditional start menu back. But what's really got me fuming is I can't get a desktop shortcut into the taskbar. I don't want to get to the desktop folder... just plain old desktop. I've tried the drag and drop... creating new bars, creating .exe, bat, and .scf files hoping to drag them into the taskbar. They appear in the %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch folders... all of them... but they never show up in the taskbar.

Is there any hope? Shall I just move to Win 10? Will I be able to do it there?


A:Need To Get Desktop Shortcut Onto Win 8.1 Taskbar

Hello chronos, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you already have a hidden "Show Desktop" button just to the right of the clock on the taskbar. When clicked on, it will take you to your cleared desktop.

If you prefer and icon, then you could "Pin to taskbar" the "Show Desktop" shortcut in the tutorial below.

Show Desktop Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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help please when I start a program using icons after I close the program the shortcut icon remains lit up till I click anywhere on screen how to fix this problem please

A:shortcut icons on desktop

Skeggy run these

ADW download from bleepingcomputer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans
Be wary of the add ons that ADW use now.

and if you haven't got it use CCLeaner
CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

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Only have a few days of W-10 and loving it.
BUT...Sure would appreciate advice on how to create a shortcut on desktop to a URL that I might be viewing In Ie....I can do the shortcut to folders, apps, and such, but not web addresses....Thanks for any and all help...Jim

A:Creat desktop shortcut to URL in IE

I don't use edge but on any previous version of IE left click the URL icon of the site in the address bar and drag to the desktop.

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Apparently Outlook Express is now a component of IE.

Terrific, but I need to treat it as a standalone app so users can launch email easily from the desktop or the "remembered apps" list in Start menu.

Is there a way to do it?

Otherwise, I have to teach them to launch IE and then check email from within.

Confusing enough for me, but it fries their minds.

- Bill

A:Can I Save OE Shortcut to Desktop??

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Some process somewhere keep creating a shortcut entitled "Outlook Web App" on my desktop which points to our company Exchange server (https://...). I keep deleting the icon and it keeps coming back on my desktop which is driving me crazy. Any tips on how to stop the icon from appearing or the shortcut from re-creating itself?

Thank you!

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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.


A:Post a shortcut on the desktop

Hello Carl,

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

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,

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When I right click, there is no option to 'create shortcut' to put on desktop. It says 'copy shortcut', I clicked that, but nothing happens. How come 'create shortcut' for dsktp icon is not always there for different sites?

A:Can I have a desktop shortcut to W10 Forum?

Right click on the Windows TenForums Logo and select copy link. The go to your desktop and right click and select Paste Shortcut.

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When I right click, there is no option to 'create shortcut' to put on desktop. It says 'copy shortcut', I clicked that, but nothing happens. How come 'create shortcut' for dsktp icon is not always there for different sites?

A:Can I have a desktop shortcut to W10 Forum?

Right click on the Windows TenForums Logo and select copy link. The go to your desktop and right click and select Paste Shortcut.

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I've researched this everywhere I can think of. I'm one of those old folks, so some things are more difficult.
I had absolutely no problems with WIN7 however, and just my opinion, how or who made win8 such a complete disaster for anyone to use
All I want to do is pin a desktop icon to the taskbar. I've gone to every app on this pc, right clicked, left clicked,
middle finger clicked, nose clicked, no luck.

Don't want to over simplify, but wouldn't it be great if one of those computer guru's had thought of this instruction?

"To put a desktop short cut on the task bar, right click on desktop and select pin to taskbar" or
"just drag that huge desktop icon in windows to the taskbar"?

I just got this new desktop pc about a week ago, am still navigating though help, tutorials, google, to try and figure it all out. I haven't even been able to set up a completely functional email, ie click on file, send page or url to mail recipient, both those options are grayed out.
And so on and so on.
Semper Fi

A:Pin desktop shortcut to the taskbar

Hello Bacsi, and welcome Eight Forums.

You already have a "Show Desktop" button on your taskbar by default for this. You don't see it until you click on it, but it's there.

If you like, you could also use the "Show Desktop" shortcut below that you can pin and use where you like.
Show Desktop Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Support Forums

The email will require that you have an email client program (ex: Windows Live Mail, Outlook, etc...) installed to work.
Hope this helps,

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Is there any program that can organize selected desktop shortcuts into a sliding row (Or something similar to that). A picture of my desktop is in the attached files. I want that top bar of games to be in a row like they are but so I can click a left and right arrow to slide through them so they don't take up all of the space.

A:A Desktop Shortcut Organizer

Welcome to the forum Porkchops.

Here is a great tutorial video by whs that I think is what you are looking for.

Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista

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Something like this seems like it should be an easy fix, so I just Googled it. I tried various things to bring it back and no success.

I first tried restoring the default desktop through Desktop Right Click > Properties > Desktop tab > Customize Desktop > [Restore Default]. That failed. Then I tried all this with no success either:

I know where C:\RECYCLER\ is but I'm not really sure what to do with it to make a new desktop icon.

Help, I need drive space bad and deleting stuff does nothing by throw it into this recycling bin I can't empty.

A:Recycling Bin desktop shortcut is gone. Help.

Be sure to try system restore, then maybe sfc /scannow.
Also visit kelleys korner full of tricks for xp.

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Hi there
I hope you guys can help me. I am having problems opening some desktop shortcuts ie my outlook express email, notepad and even itunes. I have tried uninstalling itunes and re installing it but still no luck. I've tried to find the destination path of the links and opening them from there as well but still no luck. I am running windows xp professional and I think I downloaded service pack 3 as well. I use firefox for browsing but don't think that has anything to do with my problem.

Any help would be much appreciated.



A:Desktop shortcut problem

Try this, start>run then type

msimn.exe - outlook express
iexplore - ie
notepad - for notepad

see if they will open.

You can also run antivirus/antispyware programs. Try also going to safemode and see if everything is normal there.

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I bought a new pc with Windows 7 Premium. On the right side of the desktop a pretty useful shortcut bar with microsoft applications, and internet explorer shortcuts were available that would allow me to quicly launch those different applications.. my girlfriends kids played on my pc for a couple of hours the other day.. that short cut bar that auto-hides is not gone..

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Can someone help me get it back?

A:Windows 7 Desktop Shortcut bar

Unless its the Widgets bar, which hangs out on the right side (and it doesn't sound like it) - its not a Windows 7 feature I've heard or seen, but rather something your OEM added. I believe Dell has a 'dock' program of their own, and other OEMs may as well.

But without knowing what you have; we can't work out the answer.

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So here's something weird.
On a firends computer, he has a folder on the desktop that appears to be a duplicate of the users folder in the Users folder. It shows it's on the desktop when you open the Computer icon and in your browse window it's there. You can select it and it opens up and it's exactly the same as the user folder of the same name.
If you right click it, you don't reaaqlly get anything. It doesn't have a shortcut display either.
If you look at the actual desktop, it's not there. Only in the browse window. I finally got fed up and just deleted it and it started deleting the same files in the user folder so I stopped.
I would like to get rid of it but I don't know how

A:desktop folder not really a shortcut

In the long distant days of MS-DOS, this would happen if folders of files got crosslinked. A directory would apparently contain itself and so on to infinity.

Now with the increasing use of hard links and junctions in NTFS This sort of problem is appearing again.

In the old days we would run chkdsk /f

Try running scandisk at next boot.

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Hey, sorry about the topic name i couldn't word it properly. Anyway I was wondering how do I create a shortcut on my desktop that can start the program requested on the fileserver I have, I want a short cut that starts my batch file on my fileservers desktop. Anyone know how?

Thank you

A:Remote Desktop shortcut....

If the folder the batch file is on a network share, you should just be able to create a shortcut on the desktop. Right-click on the desktop > New > Shortcut. In the location text box, type in the location as \\servername\sharename\folder (if applicable)\filename.bat

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When my computer was turned on this morning the desktop shortcuts on my desktop will not open any programs. Non shortcuts such as my computer or outlook express open normally. I have recreated all shortcuts and the new shortcuts still won't open. I have tried the obvious of restarting the computer and I have run my antivirus programs (symantec,spy bot and adaware) w/o anything being found. Can any one give me any ideas of what may fix this issue?


A:Desktop Shortcut Issue


Go to this site:

Doug Knox association fixes

Scroll down to LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix

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I hope I'm in the right area of the forum and also hope that it's okay that I am here even though I run windows vista home premium. I have a gateway LX8610-01 with XFX GF6800 XT gpu, Intel core 2 quad q8200 2.34 ghz processor, Antec VP450 psu, MCP7AM01G1 mobo, vista x64 home premium, and use Mozilla Firefox browser.

I'm having a problem with my shortcuts that I create on my desktop. To create a shortcut I just drag the little icon that looks like the planet earth up in the address bar (left side) and place it on my desktop. What happens is I get a cosmetically unappealing shortcut icon. The link works, but it's just terrible to look at. I inserted a screenshot of my desktop so you can see the yahoo fantasy basketball and the 7forums shortcuts I made; they look hideous. I've researched online for a fix, but have not been successful in fixing the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Help with desktop shortcut icons

You can change them to anything. Right click on the icon > Properties > change Icon

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Hello, I have a problem with desktop shortcuts which is a little different from all those that I have read, and there have been many. Like other users, when I click on a Word or Excel Shortcut icon, 9/10 times I get the legend "Windows can't find........" However, I then go back and click on it a second time and it always, always opens. So, although annoying, I have lived with it for over a year. Can anybody please suggest a solution? Thanks....

A:Desktop shortcut problems


Not sure which Office you have .....but when you installed them...did the installer put the shortcuts there or did you?

Go to program files and find the folder for say word and you should see the exe for word that the shortcut is linked to......then go to your desktop and delete the Word shortcut.......right click the Word.exe in the Program files and choose create desktop shortcut........see if that solves the problem.........

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When I have added a few new programs under my user (admin) and allowed shortcut to be added to my desktop I find that they are also added to another users desktop. If I try to delete their shortcut icon on their desktop it messes up my shortcut as well as messing up the program. This does not always occur.

Thanks in advance as I have no idea why this happens.

A:Desktop Shortcut Problems

Welcome to the forum,

Some programs automatically install with access to all users, others will ask if you want to install for all users or just you.

Since you are on Home Premium, you don't have access to AppLocker or Group Policy Editor which would give you more

control of which programs other users can access. You might want to look at setting up Parental controls to block programs.

Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs

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I have very recently upgraded my PC. Still using XP Pro but with with a new motherboard, hard drives, RAM, etc. I'm happy with it all except for some reason, I'm having a problem with shortcuts opening up a web site when activated by clicking on the Desktop icon. Here is an explanation of what is happening:

If I have a "link" on an e-mail and click on it, the web site opens just fine. I have highlighted and moved that link onto the desktop so it will be a shortcut there. However, when I click on that, I get two things:

1. A flag comes up saying "Windows cannot find (and then it says the link address)".
2. The web site is opened underneath the flag and no problem with it.

I don't know why I'm getting that flag and it is annoying. Can someone tell me how I can stop this from happening please??

I am using Firefox as my Web browser.


A:Desktop Shortcut Problem

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If I open any shortcut from a desktop icon the desktop icon remains highlighted even when I have exited the program or website. Can anyone please advise why this is happening?
Not serious more annoying.

A:Desktop shortcut question

Hmm, that does not happen to me. How are your shortcuts configured, how many clicks to open? Maybe you're making one click too many? Also, check how the double-click is configured, maybe the time allowed is not convenient for you.

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I have two files: an ico file with the icon and a shortcut to an intranet page. How can i make sure that every user that logs on on that pc, will see the icon (with the url in it)?


A:shortcut on desktop for all users

You'll need to place both shortcuts in the Public desktop folder. Navigate to "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" (to see this folder, you'll need to unhide hidden files and folders first), then paste the shortcuts there.

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I downloaded Yahoo widgets(Konfabulator) to get a clock on my desktop and it put a shortcut on the desktop as well as the clock. Now i double click on the shortcut and it won`t open, and the same on the system tray icon it won`t open. All other icons will open. I`m on Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3. Any ideas?

A:Desktop shortcut won`t open

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