Desktop Shortcut To The Internet Via Firefox
You want to make a shortcut on the desktop to your favorite web site, or maybe to a website that you visit a lot. You want it to open in Firefox not Internet Explorer, We've got you covered! The tutorial below will show you how to make a shortcut on your desktop to the Internet that will open in the Firefox browser.
Locate your Firefox Icon on the desktop
Right Click the Firefox Icon and select Copy
Right Click in an empty space on the Desktop
Now you should have two Firefox Icons
Right Click One of the Firefox Icons and Select Properties
In the Target box you will see:- Assuming you installed firefox in its default location
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
To create the shortcut you need to add a space to the end of that line and then enter the URL you with Firefox to Open
For the example I have entered this website (Adamsdvds).
Our old site name
Click on the general Tab and Change the Name of the Icon
It will most likely be named Firefox at the moment, you don't have to change this but it is wise
to do so, Changing the name to the Web Site Name is a good reminder.
If you look at the two firefox icons again now you will see that the one you have just edited
has the changed
In this example
Firefox - Will still function as did before
Adamsdvds - Will open Firefox and go straight to www.adamsdvds.co.uk
You have now created a desktop shortcut to the Internet using firefox as the preferred browser. That's all you have to do, all there is to do now is simply double click your shortcut and your URL will open.There are many more tutorials to come soon focusing around this area of Firefox, more so with Version 2 so keep checking back for updates in the Firefox Section.
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