Windows 10: Google desktop shortcut

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  1. RonBin79's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #1

    Google desktop shortcut


    Trying to put a Google Desk Top shortcut, not a Google chrome one. Can anyone help please. I am using Windows 10.

    Cheers.
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  2. slicendice's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #2

    Do the following:

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  3. RonBin79's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #3

    RonBin79 said: View Post
    Trying to put a Google Desk Top shortcut, not a Google chrome one. Can anyone help please. I am using Windows 10.

    Cheers.
    Slicendice

    Whereabouts do I find "My Computer" please? It is a simple "Google" shortcut I am after, definitely not "Chrome".
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  4. slicendice's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #4

    RonBin79 said: View Post
    Slicendice

    Whereabouts do I find "My Computer" please? It is a simple "Google" shortcut I am after, definitely not "Chrome".
    You right-click on your desktop and create a new shortcut just like in the screenshots. That icon I made a screenshot of is not Chrome, but a link to Google search engine. The icon is Chrome since I made chrome my default browser.
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  5. slicendice's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #5

    If you want Edge to open the page then you can do this:

    Type
    Code:
    microsoft-edge:https://www.google.com
    instead of just "https://www.google.com" in the box when the dialog box asks "What item do you want to create a shortcut for?".



    If you want Internet Explorer to start Google then type:
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://www.google.com
    or
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://www.google.com


    If you want FireFox to start google then type:
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox exe" https://www.google.com
    or
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox exe" https://www.google.com
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #6

    I just go to the site desired and when loaded click the tiny icon at the left end of the URL/Address bar and drag to the desktop or Taskbar. Or from the Bookmarks/Favorites list or from the Quick Launch Toolbar [depending upon what is in use].
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  7. RonBin79's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    I just go to the site desired and when loaded click the tiny icon at the left end of the URL/Address bar and drag to the desktop or Taskbar. Or from the Bookmarks/Favorites list or from the Quick Launch Toolbar [depending upon what is in use].
    Thank you but it doesn't work for me, please see the screen shot. I cannot see any icon to drag and drop?
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  8. RonBin79's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #8

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    Berton said: View Post
    I just go to the site desired and when loaded click the tiny icon at the left end of the URL/Address bar and drag to the desktop or Taskbar. Or from the Bookmarks/Favorites list or from the Quick Launch Toolbar [depending upon what is in use].
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  9. RonBin79's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #9

    Google desktop short cut


    RonBin79 said: View Post
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    I do not see any little icon at the end of the address bar, I am quite sure there is nothing there? Click image for larger version. 

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  10. slicendice's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #10

    RonBin79 said: View Post
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    This is not a web browser, so we will ignore this completely.
    RonBin79 said: View Post
    I do not see any little icon at the end of the address bar, I am quite sure there is nothing there? Click image for larger version. 

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    In Edge browser you can NOT do the Drag and Drop to Desktop.

    information   Information

    DO THIS:

    1. Right click with your mouse on your desktop
    2. In the menu that pop up, navigate to New with your mouse cursor
    3. Now you see a second menu, navigate to Shortcut and click it
    4. In the new dialog box TYPE:
      Code:
      https://www.google.co.uk
    5. Press Enter on your keyboard
    6. In the next dialog box TYPE:
      Code:
      Google
    7. Press ENTER on your keyboard
    8. Now you have Google on your desktop
    9. DONE


    Each time you double click with your left mouse button on that Google icon on your desktop your web browser will open the Google-page


    I can not make this more clear than this. Hope you figure it out.
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