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    Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    For all my Favorites list internet shortcuts, there is no longer a shortcut tab when I right click and choose properties. This occurs no matter how I access the list; from the start menu, from my browser menu bar, from Outlook menu bar, or directly in the Windows Explorer folder. It used to be there because I had changed the icons for most of my shortcuts in the past using this tab, and now the changed icons are gone as well, reverted back to the default. I also am no longer able to view exactly what the shortcut links to, which is also on that tab. Other shortcuts appear to be normal. I did recently install the Avant Browser but did not notice this right away, though I can't swear that it did not happen right then with the install. I'd appreciate it if anyone has any ideas, insight or knowledge of this situation before I uninstall the Avant browser. Thanks.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    There's been a fair amount of traffic on the Avant Browser over on the Other Browsers and EMail Clients Board. Have you tried looking through what has been said over there? HTH
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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Did you look ate the "Web Document" tab?

    The Shortcut tab in IE has been replaced with the Web Document tab. I think it has been this way since day one of Win XP and IE6.0

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Appreciate your reply but there is no "Web Document" tab where I'm looking. All other shortcuts in my start menu, when right clicked and then properties, have 3 tabs;General, shortcut, compatability. My Documents shortcuts have General and Summary. Now, maybe the shortcut tab for internet shortcuts has been changed to Web Document (I admit I don't recall this but is very possible), but then that's what is missing; all I get is the General tab. Not quite the answer but I do appreciate the try. It's always hard to post a question and give all the details. Thanks.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Not yet but I'll be going there next chance I get. Thanks.
    Update from original: Checked out this topic area and although there was a lot of talk there about Avant, none mentioned having this problem from it's use, many other concerns that I don't have, and mostly earlier versions. Found a link to an Avant forum, which I thought would be a find, but the link didn't work and so far I've been unable to find my way to that site. Thanks again for the tip and maybe I'll be able to get to the forum someday.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Post a screen shot, this is what I get when viewing the Properties of a Favorites entry.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Thanks Dave for the screen shot. I don't think posting one of my situation will be necessary to help, especially since I'm not sure how to do that ( a lesson or a direction as to where to learn this would be appreciated). I only have the General tab and no Web Document tab available. I guess I just missed that the Shortcut tab is Web Document in XP, and that is the tab I was referring to, but nonetheless, it used to be there and now is not. Thanks, though, for at least getting me using the right terms for my question. Hope you may have some insight to the problem now that we have that sorted out.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    About making screenshots: see <!post=A Guide to Attaching Screenshots,270762>A Guide to Attaching Screenshots<!/post> by Leif.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    This sounds like one of those "Windows protecting you from yourself" settings, but I can't figure out where it is in a quick tour of various dialogs.

    As a workaround, you could drag a shortcut to Notepad.exe into your Send To folder and view the URLs that way.

    Send To folder can be found here: Cocuments and Settings<username>SendTo

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Thanks Jefferson for the tip. Though being able to view the URL wasn't really the problem, the workaround was a new technique to me. However, my Send To menu isn't working properly either (all shortcuts added to the SendTo folder don't show up in the menu now but did before) so this doesn't work as you stated it. I also use EditPad instead of Notepad, but can view the URL's there instead, just not through the SendTo menu. But, all in all, I'm still not at all able to find out why the Web Document tab is missing. And I don't think this is a Windows protecting me from myself thing but rather something I did to Windows and it is now getting back at me in the form of several annoying malfunctions, telling me to stop messing around with it's inner workings. Thanks all for the attempts to help and I'll keep looking.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    >all shortcuts added to the SendTo folder don't show up in the menu now but did before

    Are you sure that you're putting the shortcuts into the right SendTo folder? Default User will not work, you need to put them either into All Users or into the one for the Profile name that you are currently logged in as - per the Wlecome screen. HTH
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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Thanks for your interest but it appears that you didn't read ALL of the sentence, the end of which says "but did before". I didn't move anything so everything is in the right folder, the one with my name on it (is that what you mean by as per the Welcome screen?); it just stopped working as it's supposed to and DID BEFORE just 2 weeks ago. I know how to do the things with XP as they are supposed to work (I"ve been using the Send To folder since Win95, I think, maybe not until 98). It's when they don't work properly that I look for more educated thoughts on the subject. Maybe since I'm showing that I'm a new lounger gives people the impression that I'm a new computer person as well. Actually, I've been a member of this forum for several years longer than you have (mid 90's). I just hadn't had any problems that I couldn't solve myself for some years and had not logged in for some time. And when I tried last week, I couldn't come up with the correct combination of user name and password, so I had to re-enlist, as it were. I know it's hard for people such as yourself to actually know a questioner's expertise level and what's really going on from the way questions get posted on forums. It frustrates me sometimes trying to read through some threads. So I applaud your efforts greatly. However, this line was just a part of a bigger question and was not meant to stimulate solutions, hence the lack of more details. How about any ideas about the main thread question? That ones been bugging me for about the same time. I'm beginning to think that all my problems are related to some registry tweaking, or from the installation of a buggy freeware download,even though I've uninsalled it some time ago, since all were noticed at about the same time, post tweaking and install. Anyway, thanks for thinking about me and trying to help.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Have you used Tweakui or any other "tweaker" or "registery" changes?

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Well, it's simply that I didn't understand what you were trying to say. (FWIW I originally joined the Lounge in 1997, but found the expense of active participation on a UK dial-up disproportionate. I now live elsewhere! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)
    From what you say, I presume you have either already tried System Restore and/or the download happened long enough ago to be outside the available System Restore timeline.

    You did say this may be related to your Avant Browser installation. There are a number of enthusisatic AB users who either don't frequent this Board or didn't realise that your issue seems to be AB related. As this is already an established thread, it seems a bit late to move it. Maybe you could try posting the issue on the Other Browsers and EMail Clients Board - mentioning that you already raised the query here on WinXP. Something may turn up there <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>. I'm a big fan of tabbed browsing, but have not tried AB.

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    Re: Properties shortcut tab missing (XP Home SP-1)

    Thanks for your interest Dave. Yes I've used Tweakui and XSetup over the last few years. I'm not sure what you are referring to in the last part of your sentence "or "registery" changes". Is this a spelling error or something new I don't know about? I'm not sure what the connection is here concerning the thread question but would be interested in finding out where you're going with this. Thanks again.

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