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    Any way to open a link with my non-default browser

    Currently running W7 Home.
    I have an icon on my desktop that opens a particular web-site (my daily newspaper).

    My default browser is IE9.

    However, that site does not play well with IE9. It works fine with google chrome or firefox.

    Is there any way I can click on that icon and have it open with Chrome?

    Mel

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    Try creating a shortcut to chrome and add the desired webpage as a parameter:

    First make a copy of your shortcut that launches chrome. Right-click the shortcut and choose "Properties". On the "Shortcut" tab, edit the "Target" box to add a space at the end followed by the desired url, ala:

    "c:\users\...\chrome.exe" newspaper.com

    (Note: if the path to chrome.exe is in quotes, make sure you add your url outside the quotes.)

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    Chrome can do that right from the menu. First go to the website of choice. Then in tools>create application shortcuts... you can choose desktop shortcut, start menu, quick launch toolbar, or, all three.

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    DG:

    Thank you. That worked perfectly!

    Mel

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    Have you checked to see if the site will open with Compatibility View in IE9 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2536204

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    Quote Originally Posted by dg1261 View Post
    Try creating a shortcut to chrome and add the desired webpage as a parameter:

    First make a copy of your shortcut that launches chrome. Right-click the shortcut and choose "Properties". On the "Shortcut" tab, edit the "Target" box to add a space at the end followed by the desired url, ala:

    "c:\users\...\chrome.exe" newspaper.com

    (Note: if the path to chrome.exe is in quotes, make sure you add your url outside the quotes.)
    This is how I set up all of my internet shortcuts. In this way, you will always get the browser of choice; and it will always open up a new browser window, rather than changing your current browser window to a different web address.

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