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when I create a shortcut in Firefox....

by maggiea43 / December 10, 2007 3:16 AM PST

it creates a shortcut, but also creates a file in my desktop. If I move the file to a folder(I have a folder for Xtra stuff), it also moves the icon for the program I want on my desktop. If I delete the folder, it deletes the icon I want to keep. Is there a solution for this? Thanks....Maggie

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How do I make shortcuts with Firefox?
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 10, 2007 4:26 AM PST

Hi Maggie,

I found this:

Follow the following steps:-

1. Click on the Start button and navigate to the place in the Start menu that has Firefox. But instead of clicking on it, hold down CTRL and drag the Firefox onto your desktop. This will create a shortcut to Firefox.
2. Test the shortcut by double clicking on it. It will bring you to the normal default start page in Firefox. Close Firefox.
3. Now right click on the shortcut and select Properties. One of the properties is the ?target? which will end with firefox.exe?
4. Add a space after this, then put the URL that you want to go to in Firefox, for example http://www.jkg.in/
5. Click OK to end the properties window and test the shortcut.

http://www.jkg.in/108-how-to-create-a-desktop-shortcut-that-opens-firefox-to-a-specified-url.htm

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Hi Marianna...
by maggiea43 / December 10, 2007 8:37 AM PST

I tried what you posted, and I SWEAR I did exactly as it said, and my computer went totally insane!! I finally did a system restore and reinstalled Firefox. To be truthful, I must have done something wrong, but at least I got it back to normal. I think I'll just leave the icons alone. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. I need to learn to leave well enough alone, or know what I'm doing before I actually do it, right? ha ha.Thanks.....Maggie

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Hi Maggie.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 10, 2007 10:07 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Marianna...
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