1.    24 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    How can I create a custom desktop icon?


    Hi,
    I would like to create a shortcut icon on my Windows 10 desktop to execute the following command:

    c:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe -safe-mode

    I seem to recall that this was easy in earlier versions of Windows. (As were many other actions!)

    Any ideas??

    Arleen
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  2.    24 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Figured it out!


    Hi,
    I right clicked on the desktop, chose new shortcut, and in the field, I browsed to the thunderbird executable.
    When I chose it, it entered the part in quotes in the field. I added the -safe-mode and it worked!

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -safe-mode

    I had originally tried typing it in manually, and I put the closing quote at the end after the -safe-mode. Silly me.

    Arleen
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    24 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    now apologise to windows 10 ,,lol
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  4.    25 Feb 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Apology pending -ha-ha


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    now apologise to windows 10 ,,lol
    That's cute! Thanks for the laugh! Anyway, I'll apologize when I can use the awful Win10 search function to actually find something on my computer. It used to be so easy!

    Arleen
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  5.    25 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,538
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by bonne View Post
    That's cute! Thanks for the laugh! Anyway, I'll apologize when I can use the awful Win10 search function to actually find something on my computer. It used to be so easy!

    Arleen
    your welcome , my first computer ran win 3.11, so I'm not new to computers but I never did much searching for things on my computer ,I usually know where they are ,, to test win10 search I just opened my-documents ,and starting typing the starting letters of some of the files ,and they came up in the search results with only 4 or of the letters of the name of the file ,,
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