Internet Exploer on desktop

Hewlett-packard / P6533w
April 29, 2011 at 05:47:55
Specs: Windows 7, 3.0 Ghz 5 GB
Hello is there a way I can put Internet exploer on my desktop? I don't mean right click and make a shortcut. I mean I want it pinned to thje desktop where I can right click and go to internet properties without having to open the exploer. I know this can be done because I done this before I reformatted my drive but I forgot how I did it. Thanks.

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#1
April 29, 2011 at 09:39:18
IE settings are in control panel. I never did it but I assume you can create a copy and then cut and paste if it doesn't already say to put on desktop.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
April 29, 2011 at 10:40:28
I DO NOT want a copy. I want it pinned to the desktop like it was orignally in other versions of Windows. Making a copy does not allow you to go to internet properties. I know there are other ways of going to the properties but I want fast access to it by right clicking on IE on the desktop.

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#3
April 29, 2011 at 12:04:33
ChristopherTGarrett, Looks like you can't do it with Windows 7.

"Important Windows 7 no longer supports the ability to modify the registry to get the special Internet Explorer icon to appear on your desktop. This change was made to ensure Internet Explorer could be removed easily for compliance reasons. The only way to add the Internet Explorer icon to the desktop in Windows 7 is to create a shortcut as shown in Method 1"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945402

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#4
April 29, 2011 at 14:16:53
There is no functional difference between a shortcut and the real location?????

Just go to control panel and create shortcut for IE settings. Sheezeee.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
April 29, 2011 at 15:16:11
"hristopherTGarrett, Looks like you can't do it with Windows 7."

How come I did it before? I put a shortcut to Internet Options for now.I know I had the IE there before I formatted. I just forgot how I did it.

"Just go to control panel and create shortcut for IE settings. Sheezeee."

Do you mean a shortcut to Internet Options?

"There is no functional difference between a shortcut and the real location?????"

If IE is on the desktop I can right click and go to internet options. If it's a shortcut there is no option to go to properties. But anyway maybe it was just on my laptop where I upgraded from Vista to 7 and before the upgrade I put ie on the desktop. But I was for sure I also had it like that on this desktop as well. Anyway thanks for the help. I did not mean to seem upset I just thought I made it cllear in my first post I didn't want "just a shortcut" Now to reply to post # 3. What in the world has come with Microsoft? Why do they do these stupid things? Why not let there Loyal customers the ones who has made them billions decide the way they want to have there settings ETC?

" This change was made to ensure Internet Explorer could be removed easily for compliance reasons."

What does that mean anyway?

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#6
May 2, 2011 at 12:09:14
bet noone will believe me but the icon CAN be added. I just found the registery hack I used. I had it on my 500 GB external. I have so much saved on it I could not find it. I knew I did this I know I am not crazy. If anyone wants this I will be glad to send it to you. Looks like MS is wrong by saying it cannot be added.

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#7
May 2, 2011 at 12:22:10
christopher,
open internet explorer then right click the ie icon on the task bar select pin to task bar.

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#8
May 2, 2011 at 12:41:35
OK Thank you.


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#9
May 2, 2011 at 16:38:31
If anyone wants IE on the desktop here is the code. Copy and paste this in a notepad I believe you save it as .reg. I am not sure maybe someone will know for sure.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}]
@="Internet Explorer"
"InfoTip"="@C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-881"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-190"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\InProcServer32]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell]
@="OpenHomePage"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\NoAddOns]
@="Start Without Add-ons"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\NoAddOns\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" -extoff"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\OpenHomePage]
@="Open &Home Page"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\OpenHomePage\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\Properties]
@="P&roperties"
"Position"="bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\Properties\command]
@="control.exe inetcpl.cpl"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\Shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ieframe]
@="{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\Shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\ShellFolder]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-190"
"HideAsDeletePerUser"=""
"Attributes"=dword:00000024
"HideFolderVerbs"=""
"WantsParseDisplayName"=""
"HideOnDesktopPerUser"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}]

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