[thelist] Creating a desktop link to a web page

David Siedband david at calteg.org
Tue Jun 22 16:41:11 CDT 2004

you could create an HTML page with a meta-refresh tag, attach the icon 
and then zip up the file so it will download instead of opening in the 

On Jun 22, 2004, at 1:43 PM, Casey Crookston wrote:

> We're all familiar with the "click here to add this page to your 
> favorites"
> link. I have a client who would like to take this one step further.
> She's developed a web-based tool which has become popular with some of 
> her
> clients, and would like a link on the web page, which, when clicked, 
> creates
> a desktop icon. later, when that icon is double clicked, a browser is 
> opened
> to her page.
> How would one go about doing this? I don't have any problem creating 
> the
> icon file (.ico), but I don't know how to code the link to create the 
> icon
> on the user's desktop. Is this even possible?
> Thanks!
> Ccrookston
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