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I found this earlier today, I've tried it and it works
If you already have an IE window open and you click the shorcut, it will take over that window. Can we make it to open another window?
I'm sorry Leo, but your article did not help me. I tried the first suggestion by clicking right, etc, naming my desktop item as hotmail, but it refused to acknowledge it. The icon that I want is the msn.hotmail icon, which is not located in the box when I click on start. I do have free msn.hotmail, but it isn't even located at the bottom right side of icons that are already there. I recently had my computer repaired, and before that, the butterfly icon did show in both the start box and at the bottom right had corner. And I also have my account which I can only get to by putting www.hotmail.com into the address bar. I don't understand what happened. Can you help me?
I'm sorry, but I can't understand what steps you actually took, so I can't tell what happened. I do know that the steps in the article do work, because I did it before publishing the article. What do you mean by "refused to acknowledge it"? Was there an error message, and if so what, exactly, was it?
I'm sorry Leo, but this isn't what I was looking for. You should name this page "Can I make a desktop item for a web page shortcut?". I was looking for a precedure to make an icon.
Bottom line: You should name your pages more appropriately.
thanks very simple to follow insructions much needed for a newby like myself
this artical helped me.. thanks.. but i wanted to knew more in this issue only. when i do the double-clik on the shorctut created by your procedure it opens in the existing opended webpages. that i don't want. i want to open the shorcurt in a new page. Thanks in advance. Regards. shrawan kumar.
i used your method described above to make a shortcut to my hotmail....it works.....but it opens in Internet explorer....is there any way to have it open in MSN explorer which I like to use....Thanx....keep up the good work....aardee
To be honest, I'm not sure. I don't know the command line for the MSN browser... if you right click on the MSN Browser Icon and select "Properties", it may include a command line as the "Target". You can try creating a new shortcut, with that followed by a space and the URL you want the shortcut to refer to. Let me know if that works.
How do you/I get the little thumbnail pictures on the desktop? Is there an ICON Folder somewhere? Sometimes I get the little icon pictures, other times I just get the shortcut with the IE blue E. Can an ICON thumbnail picture be created or copied? Thanks,
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