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

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

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 Smiley Happy

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

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 Smiley Happy

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

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

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

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 Smiley Happy

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

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 Smiley Happy

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

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