deskcut shortcut

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  1. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    I have firefox as default, so if i create a shortcut it always opens in FF. But theres one i want to open in chrome. Can this be done? If so, how plz?

    thx
     
  2. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    #2 LostED, Oct 20, 2016
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    Code:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
     
  3. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    thank u very much Ed. Appreciate it.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You could just drag and drop it on the desktop from the startmenu or taskbar.
     
  5. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    By shortcut I take it you mean on the desktop. Once you've created that, if you then drag it to the taskbar, you can also pin it there for quicker access.
     
  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #6 T-S, Oct 20, 2016
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    You need to open your link with a shortcut like

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe yoursite.html

    Assuming firefox has the default association and you want to open it in vivaldi


    Speaking about chrome that best thing you can do with it is pushing the uninstall button.


    Assuming you like its ugly UI better than the one of better browsers, at least use Chromium, it looks the same but has less spyware crap in it.
     
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  7. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    I'd agree about Chrome and add that Opera uses the same Chromium engine and is an all round better browser. I suppose it also does some data collection, but hasn't got the bad reputation of Chrome in this respect.
     
  8. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Opera was bought by a Chinese company, but even if they have the idea of doing dirty things they need time, i replaced it with Vivaldi the day Vivaldi come out, anyway.

    Whatever, for a western user, is better to be spied by Chinese company rather than an American big brother, at least for now.
     
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  9. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    A wise assertion. I’d add that the Chinese, if they do spy, would be more interested in specific individuals in high places rather than the man in the street
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    @vivaldispammer (T-S):

    He has chrome and if he wants to use it, it's his own decision. He just wanted a shortcut on his desktop not another browser...

    Does vivalblablah have some mallware in it, you promote it so much (some staffmembers have already talked to you about the constant spamming).
     
  11. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Never heard about IT ignorance? (not intended as insult, but as condition), never heard about newbies who uses something because no one informed them?

    Forum are supposedly create for that (share/get opinions about the discussed matter)



    I don't care about poor haters like you, but posting false assertions is really meschine

    I suggest whatever I like, whenever I like, according to my experience, to my taste, to my expertise
    Posting two false sentences is even more meschine.
     
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  12. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    I love Vivadli browser too, but T-S, mate, it is offtopic in this thread. The OP is not interested in other browser. He is already using Chrome and Firefox.
    So, folks, let's try to stay in topic please.
     
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  13. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Sure, but please don't feed the troll

    That's what I wrote


    Vivaldi is thrown in the discussion, by the poor Chrome users who find their self in an unpleasant condition, each time someone tells them that "the king is naked".

    In such cases better to start a flame rather than discuss to the point. (from the troll manual, paragraph #2 :D)
     
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    spamspambaconspam MDL Novice

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    #14 spamspambaconspam, Apr 13, 2017
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    I wrote this for a company I worked at.
    It is a very common request.



    HOW-TO: Open a URL With a Non-Default Browser. Tech Tip 008

    DB = Default Browser
    ND = Non-Default Browser

    Note: This will not work if the ND browser is not installed. Install the ND browser, first, if you need to do so.

    1) Choose the application or webpage you wish to open with an ND browser.

    2) Open that application or webpage in any browser.
    The browser does not matter at this point.

    Copy the entire URL showing in the address bar.
    [LEFT CLICK] anywhere inside the address bar.
    [CTRL+C] if the URL is blue, just copy it.
    [CTRL+A], [CTRL+C] if the URL is not blue, select all of it, then copy it.

    3) Go to the Windows Desktop.
    [WIN+D] the Windows Logo Key is at the bottom of your keyboard, to the left of the spacebar.


    4) Right click on any empty space on the desktop.
    [RIGHT CLICK] A menu will pop up.


    5) Choose NEW » SHORTCUT
    [Click on “New”], [Click on “Shortcut”]

    A window will pop up with the title: “Create Shortcut.” It will have only one entry box and two buttons.


    6) Paste the URL you just copied into the box.
    [LEFT CLICK] inside the box, then [CTRL+V]


    7) Put double quotes around the entire URL you just pasted into the box.
    [SHIFT+”], [HOME], [SHIFT+”]


    8) Place your cursor at the BEGINNING of that box, BEFORE the URL.
    [HOME] or [LEFT ARROW]

    This spot is where you’ll paste a link to the specific ND browser you want to open this URL with.

    9) Decide which ND browser should be used to open that URL.

    10) Find that ND browser in the Browser List, listed at the end of these instructions.

    11) Copy the path shown to the right of the ND browser you chose.
    [CTRL + LEFT CLICK] anywhere on the path name.
    [CTRL + C] to copy it.

    12) Go back to the “Create a Shortcut” window.
    [ALT + TAB, TAB, TAB…] until the correct window is highlighted.

    13) Paste the ND browser path in the box, at the beginning, before the URL.
    [LEFT CLICK] inside the box, then [HOME].

    14) Place double quotes around the entire ND browser path.

    15) Click “Next” to name your shortcut.

    16) Name it whatever you like.

    17) Click “Finish.”


    Browser List
    Browser ▼ Path ▼

    Firefox
    %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe​

    Internet Explorer
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe​

    Chrome
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe​