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How to open URL in new window from Desktop ICON

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I know I can can create a command shortcut icon on the desktop that opens firefox in a new window.

I can also create a url shortcut (web document) on the desktop (drag url to desktop) that only opens in an opened browser (unless I uncheck the option in firefox to open urls in new TAB). I don't want all web page urls to always open in a new window, just the ones from the destop.

Note that there is a significant between a command shortcut icon and a web document shortcut icon on the desktop. They are two very different things.

Command line options are of no use because the url (web document) icon is not a command line thing.

There very well might be a windows 7 setting that controls the command line for web documents, but I have not found it.

Any suggestions?

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You probably would have to modify the registry key that is involved with opening an URL type desktop shortcut that opens the default browser.
You can look in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (.htm(l)) and follow a possible link to other keys if you do not see a Firefox command.