Re: customizing / modifying a favorites url



Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 10:03 PM
Hi Michael,

This is accomplished by creating a LNK (shortcut) rather than using the URL
type (Internet Shortcuts). Create a shortcut to iexplore.exe on the Desktop.
Right-click the newly created shortcut and change the Target field
accordingly:

Examples:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www.msn.com
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www.google.com

Ref my post here:
Browser Issues: Firefox is my default. How do I create a shortcut to launch
a pgm in IE.:
http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com:8080/Web/Browser_Issues/Q_21388089.html

Alternately, you should be able to add additional context-menu for .URL
files, to open them in another browser. (Example: "open with maxthon"
context-menu would open the link in Maxthon)

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"michael" <michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E8DB9B4E-1E21-4EA8-B76B-2AA3A933D509@microsoft.com...
>I am needing to know if anyone knows how to customize a favorites url so as
> to be able to specify which browser the url it to opened with.
>
> I know I've seen the url set up with the .exe in it to specify which
> browser
> to use, I just can't seem to find any info on it on the web.
>
> I am currently having to support varying versions of browsers across the
> apple, linux and windows platforms, and it makes it a little easier when I
> have to open browser specific sites to set the favorites url to open using
> the preferred browser.


Re: customizing / modifying a favorites url