Solved designate which browsers opens desktop URL

July 30, 2011 at 13:11:24
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium x86 (32-bit), 2 GHz / 2046 MB
How do I change which browser opens a particular desktop URL shortcut?

I want to link to Google Docs on my desktop, but since my main browser, Opera, does not work properly with it, I want to make it so Google Chrome, not Opera, opens up the link. I tried seeing if there was a "Target" field or something similar, but Web Document shortcuts obviously have different properties than a regular shortcut linking to, say, a program file on your hard drive.

So, is there a way to, maybe even create a batch file or other such script to make Chrome open the site? It is the only site I want to use with Chrome. Or should I just set Docs as my homepage in Chrome?

Using Windows 7 Home Premium, in case you can't see it by my username, for whatever reason.

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July 30, 2011 at 13:17:03
You have a few topics here.

One is a link. You can't fix that so you have to move on to next idea.

The script would work. It would be a command line version to open a browser and the associated web address.

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July 30, 2011 at 15:42:57
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Easier would be your third thought and just make that web page the home page for that browser and whenever you want that page, just open that browser and you would be right there. Much simpler and easily changed later if your needs change.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 30, 2011 at 20:05:59
Yeah, good point. I may even start using Google Chrome again, now that I've found Smooth Gestures (doesn't work on all pages, such as the New Tab page, but makes it easier for me to re-adjust to no built-in mouse gestures like in Opera).

Curse you, Google!

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