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November 18, 2004 2:33:12 AM

Archived from groups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Firefox is my default browser. I have a web page Favorite shortcut placed on
my desktop that is not supported by Firefox. Of course, when I click on the
icon, if tries to open in FF, I need it to open in IE. When i right click on
the icon, there is no "Open With" prompt, and there is nothing in
"Properties" that will allow me to open it in IE. How can I still have FF my
default browser, but have these IE only pages open from a desktop Favorite
shortcut??
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 2:41:53 AM

Archived from groups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Create a new shortcut with the command "C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://www.webpageaddress.com"

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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
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"Fred" <anonymous@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:302n0aF2qtglgU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Firefox is my default browser. I have a web page Favorite shortcut placed on
> my desktop that is not supported by Firefox. Of course, when I click on the
> icon, if tries to open in FF, I need it to open in IE. When i right click on
> the icon, there is no "Open With" prompt, and there is nothing in
> "Properties" that will allow me to open it in IE. How can I still have FF my
> default browser, but have these IE only pages open from a desktop Favorite
> shortcut??
>
>
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 1:04:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Fred,

Thanks for posting!

Actually, if the Firefox support the mode like firefox <URL>, we may change
it like below:

The url files is associated with InternetShortcut file type.

We can find it out by the following command line:

assoc .url
url=InternetShortcut

ftype InternetShortcut
InternetShortcut=rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l

You may change this InternetShortcut to using FireFox if it can support it.

ftype InternetShortcut=<path>\firefox %l

You may also ask Firefox's support for more information:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

http://www.mozilla.org/support/

Hope it helps!

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Jeff Qiu
Microsoft Online Partner Support
MCSE 2k/2k3, MCSA 2k/2k3, MCDBA
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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>From: "Fred" <anonymous@hotmail.com>
>Newsgroups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
>Subject: Directing Desktops Shortcuts to Non-Default Browser
>Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 23:33:12 -0500
>microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
>
>Firefox is my default browser. I have a web page Favorite shortcut placed
on
>my desktop that is not supported by Firefox. Of course, when I click on
the
>icon, if tries to open in FF, I need it to open in IE. When i right click
on
>the icon, there is no "Open With" prompt, and there is nothing in
>"Properties" that will allow me to open it in IE. How can I still have FF
my
>default browser, but have these IE only pages open from a desktop Favorite
>shortcut??
>
>
>
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November 18, 2004 2:14:13 PM

Archived from groups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

nice, tyvm

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"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e54eujSzEHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Create a new shortcut with the command "C:\program files\internet
explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://www.webpageaddress.com"

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"Fred" <anonymous@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:302n0aF2qtglgU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Firefox is my default browser. I have a web page Favorite shortcut placed
> on
> my desktop that is not supported by Firefox. Of course, when I click on
> the
> icon, if tries to open in FF, I need it to open in IE. When i right click
> on
> the icon, there is no "Open With" prompt, and there is nothing in
> "Properties" that will allow me to open it in IE. How can I still have FF
> my
> default browser, but have these IE only pages open from a desktop Favorite
> shortcut??
>
>
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 12:24:59 PM

Archived from groups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You're welcome :) 

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"Fred" <anonymous@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:30402nF2ofh2qU1@uni-berlin.de...
> nice, tyvm
>
> --
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:e54eujSzEHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Create a new shortcut with the command "C:\program files\internet
> explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://www.webpageaddress.com"
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "Fred" <anonymous@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:302n0aF2qtglgU1@uni-berlin.de...
>> Firefox is my default browser. I have a web page Favorite shortcut placed
>> on
>> my desktop that is not supported by Firefox. Of course, when I click on
>> the
>> icon, if tries to open in FF, I need it to open in IE. When i right click
>> on
>> the icon, there is no "Open With" prompt, and there is nothing in
>> "Properties" that will allow me to open it in IE. How can I still have FF
>> my
>> default browser, but have these IE only pages open from a desktop Favorite
>> shortcut??
>>
>>
>
>
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