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Creating an Internet Shortcut to the desktop just like Internet Explorer.

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Hi!

I am running FF24 and would like to create a shortcut of a website to the desktop just like Internet Explorer. I have read a solution that has me resizing FF and feel that it is clumsy and unproductive.

Does anyone know of an Add-On to this great feature in IE? Not only for Windows XP but for 7 & 8, as well.

Surprised that the smarties at Mozilla did not put any thought into this.

TIA :)

Hi! I am running FF24 and would like to create a shortcut of a website to the desktop just like Internet Explorer. I have read a solution that has me resizing FF and feel that it is clumsy and unproductive. Does anyone know of an Add-On to this great feature in IE? Not only for Windows XP but for 7 & 8, as well. Surprised that the smarties at Mozilla did not put any thought into this. TIA :)

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Chosen solution

Fixed it.... under XP.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/deskcut/reviews/?src=api

But it will not work in Windows 7, 64 bit.

Is there another up-to-date Add-On for that OS?

Thanks :)

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jscher2000
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I guess since an add-on has existed for this since 2004, no one felt it was urgent to build it into the product...

I guess since an add-on has existed for this since 2004, no one felt it was urgent to build it into the product... * [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/deskcut/ deskCut]

Question owner

Hi jscher2000,

Thanks for your timely response!

I installed and configured it, double checked settings, but it does not create anything on the desktop in XP. Very strange.

Any suggestions welcome.

Cheers,

Compumind :)

Hi jscher2000, Thanks for your timely response! I installed and configured it, double checked settings, but it does not create anything on the desktop in XP. Very strange. Any suggestions welcome. Cheers, Compumind :)

Chosen Solution

Fixed it.... under XP.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/deskcut/reviews/?src=api

But it will not work in Windows 7, 64 bit.

Is there another up-to-date Add-On for that OS?

Thanks :)

Fixed it.... under XP. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/deskcut/reviews/?src=api But it will not work in Windows 7, 64 bit. Is there another up-to-date Add-On for that OS? Thanks :)
jscher2000
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3127 solutions 28765 answers

Not sure why it can't set the path on Windows 7. Do you get an error message? Can you manually set the path using the symbolic shortcut:

%userprofile%\Desktop
Not sure why it can't set the path on Windows 7. Do you get an error message? Can you manually set the path using the symbolic shortcut: %userprofile%\Desktop