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how to send site to desktop

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When using IE I can right click and send sites to desktop instead of bookmarks. How do I do this with Firefox? Sites that are used daily are more convenient for me this way.

Chosen solution

You can drag the favicon on the left end of the location bar onto the desktop to create a shortcut.

You can also use an extension.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • Default Plug-in
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • DivX Web Player version 2.0.3.4
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Motive Plugin for Mozilla Browsers
  • 2,5,3,1
  • Photodex Presenter Plugin 4,50,0,2929
  • Google Update
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_19 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

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Chosen Solution

You can drag the favicon on the left end of the location bar onto the desktop to create a shortcut.

You can also use an extension.

See also:

Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers

Helpful Reply

Just a suggestion. Instead of cluttering your desktop, why not create a folder on the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar (name it "Daily" perhaps) and put your links in that folder?

To create the folder and add links to it:

  1. Open the Bookmarks Sidebar (Ctrl+B opens or closes the Bookmarks Sidebar)
  2. In the Bookmarks Sidebar
    • right-click "Bookmarks Toolbar" and choose "New Folder"
    • give the folder a name (other than "New Folder" in the "Name" space
    • you can add a description in the "Description" space if you wish
    • done with this part, so you can close the Bookmarks Sidebar (Ctrl+B)
  3. Be sure the Bookmarks Toolbar is displayed (View > Toolbars, click "Bookmarks Toolbar" to place a check mark if it is not already checked)
  4. You should see the new folder on the Bookmarks Toolbar
  5. As you load your daily sites, drag the favicon at the left end of the URL bar to the to the folder on the Bookmarks Toolbar


Other issues that need your attention

The information submitted with your question indicates that you have out of date plugins with known security and stability issues that should be updated. To see the plugins submitted with your question, click "More system details..." to the right of your original question post. You can also see your plugins from the Firefox menu, Tools > Add-ons > Plugins.

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
    • CAUTION: There is a security update available, but some users are reporting problems with it. You may want to wait to update; your decision.
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_19 for Mozilla browsers
    • 4 updates behind; 3 of then are security updates
  1. Check your plugin versions: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
    • Note: plugin check page does not have information on all plugin versions
    • Note: the plugin check page may have not been updated for the Flash update
  2. Update Adobe Reader (PDF plugin):
    • From within your existing Adobe Reader (if you have it already installed):
      • Open the Adobe Reader program from your Programs list
      • Click Help > Check for Updates
      • Follow the prompts for updating
      • If this method works for you, skip the "Download complete installer" section below and proceed to "After the installation" below
    • Download complete installer (if you do NOT have Adobe Reader installed):
      • Use the links below to avoid getting the troublesome "getplus" Adobe Download Manager and other "extras" you may not want
      • Use Firefox to download and SAVE the installer to your hard drive from the appropriate link below
      • Click "Save to File"; save to your Desktop (so you can find it)
      • After download completes, close Firefox
      • Click the installer you just downloaded and allow the install to continue
        • Note: Vista and Win7 users may need to right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"
      • Download link: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/
        • Choose your OS
        • Choose the latest #.x version (example 9.x, for version 9)
        • Choose the highest number version listed
          • NOTE: 10.x is the new Adobe Reader X (Windows and Mac only as of this posting)
        • Choose your language
        • Download the file, SAVE it to your hard drive, when complete, close Firefox, click on the installer you just downloaded and let it install.
        • Windows: choose the .exe file; Mac: choose the .dmg file
    • Using either of the links below will force you to install the "getPlus" Adobe Download Manager. Also be sure to uncheck the McAfee Scanner if you do not want the link forcibly installed on your desktop
    • After the installation, start Firefox and check your version again.
  3. Update the Flash plugin to the latest version. See CAUTION above.
    • Download and SAVE to your Desktop so you can find the installer later
    • If you do not have the current version, click on the "Player Download Center" link on the "Download and information" or "Download Manual installers" below
    • After download is complete, exit Firefox
    • Click on the installer you just downloaded and install
      • Windows 7 and Vista: may need to right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"
    • Start Firefox and check your version again or test the installation by going back to the download link below
    • Download and information: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
      • Use Firefox to go to the above site to update the Firefox plugin (will also install plugin for most other browsers; except IE)
      • Use IE to go to the above site to update the IE ActiveX
    • Download Manual installers.
  4. Update the Java plugin to the latest version.

Modified by Helper7677

fastflame 0 solutions 1 answers

The drag and drop method listed does not work for google sites (e.g., Maps) and I don't want to create folder as suggested. Any other way or does IE have something up on Firefox after all?