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    Desktop Icons

    I am a brand new member and I have a question: How do I create a desktop shortcut Icon for the Lounge?

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Simply <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Make sure IE isn't maximised so you can see your desktop.

    In the address bar in IE, left-click and drag the icon to the left of 'http://www...' onto your desktop.

    Or do you mean you have the shortcut, but you want to modify the icon?

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    To create a desktop shortcut for the Lounge, go to the page you normally like to start at and highlight the page's address in the address bar and then right click and select copy. Close or minimize your browser and then right click on the desktop and select New and then Shorcut. This will open a Wizard window. Then simply right click in the area of the wizard window where it says "Type the location of the item" and select paste from the dropdown menu and then just follow the prompts in the Wizard.
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    "Type the location of the item" Here I am Lost Again! I can't figure out what to type in that box, Standing by!!!!

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    When you right click on an open area of the desktop a drop down menu will appear. From that menu, click on New and from the resulting sub-menu select Shortcut. A Wizard window will appear on the screen. In that window will be a white box with a caption above it "Type the location of the item here". This is where you should paste the address you just copied from the address bar when you were at the page on the Lounge where you want the shortcut to take you.

    See if the screenshot below helps you understand.
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Thank you all very much. That worked for me.

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Glad to help. <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

    Come back and see us now that you know the way. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    For the Firefox devotees: the trick works for Firefox too.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Doc, I too need a shortcut to Woody's. The one I have now says "This way to the lounge."
    I've printed all of your instructions, but I can''t find a URL that takes me directly to the Lounge to get the correct location to use in the new shortcut.

    Should I just keep the one I have or wait for you to send me a direct link?

    Gloria
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Click "Main Index" in the Lounge menu bar, then copy the URL shown in the address bar of your browser.
    If you prefer to start at the Personal Control Panel/login page, click "Controls" in the Lounge menu bar instead of "Main Index", then copy the URL shown in the address bar of your browser.
    Paste the URL that you copied into the target of the shortcut.

    See screenshot below. It's for the Personal Control Panel and in Internet Explorer, but the idea is exactly the same for the Main Index and for Firefox.
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    >Doc, I too need a shortcut to Woody's. The one I have now says "This way to the lounge."
    I've printed all of your instructions, but I can''t find a URL that takes me directly to the Lounge to get the correct location to use in the new shortcut.
    Should I just keep the one I have or wait for you to send me a direct link?
    Gloria

    Hans has answered, but I have a question for you Gloria. If you already have a working shortcut to the Lounge, why do you need another ???
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    I thought I needed another because before changes were made to Woody's that's not the way the shortcut took me to the Lounge. I came directly here.

    "This way to the Lounge" made me think that there was another way to go directly without what I'm seeing now.

    I guess it's not important enough to make another, you're right. I'll keep the shortcut I have and be satisfied.

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    I thought maybe you thought my shortcut was shorter than yours. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Desktop Icons

    So it was a shortercut?

    This could spark a competition - who has the shortestcut?

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    Re: Desktop Icons

    Another cute trick to get a short cut to the desktop is to click on the favicon or the image just to the left of the URL in the address bar and just drag it to your desktop. The shortcut will take on the title of the page you were looking at when you dragged it off.
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