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IE7 won't let me send new desktop icons to desktop

by jerrychern / October 20, 2006 7:19 AM PDT

Just downloaded IE7. Cannot find a way to send a desktop icon to my desktop. It's probably so easy that I'll be embarrassed, but it should either be more intuitive, or - added if it doesn't exist. If this feature is not available, I'll switch from IE7.

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I'm not sure I follow...
by John.Wilkinson / October 20, 2006 8:17 AM PDT

I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'sending a desktop item to the desktop.' Do you mean when you right-click a file on your computer and mouse over Send To there is no option to send it to your desktop?

Let us know.

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Thanks - found it
by jerrychern / October 20, 2006 8:59 AM PDT

Thanks for your reply. As it turns out, IE7 has no file, edit, view, etc., because they don't want to "clutter" the window. They way to access the file option is to press your "Alt" key. Those headings then pop into place. From there, everything else is "normal". Problem solved - and, hopefully, for others reading this who also felt lost.

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Send to Desktop Problem
by zatu / October 28, 2006 11:45 PM PDT

hi i have the exact problem you just stated with the: when i right click and go to send to, i have nothing there but drivers... i used to have send to desktop and all this and now its gone. plz help

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Links about repair of this feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2006 11:55 PM PDT
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Sending to desktop
by tsaen / October 31, 2006 4:04 PM PST

I have no problem sending a shortcut to my desktop. I just right click and choose save target as and then choose where to save it to.


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