fingers had a brain-fart :-) Please the following into a text file: -should be- Paste the following into a text file: AND Now browser to an existing shortcut file -should be- Now browse to an existing shortcut file Cheers Ken ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Schaefer" <ken at adOpenStatic.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 5:19 PM Subject: Re: [thelist] Creating a desktop link to a web page : Are you talking about the shortcut files that IE uses in Windows? : : Please the following into a text file: : : [DEFAULT] : BASEURL=http://www.adopenstatic.com/ : [InternetShortCut] : URL=http://www.adopenstatic.com/ : : and save this file using the name you'd like displayed (eg Ken's : AdOpenStatic Site). Change the extension from .txt to .url : : Viola! : : A trick I was shown was: : : Start -> Run -> Cmd : Enter "Edit" : Now browser to an existing shortcut file (eg one you have in your IE : Favourites folder), and open it. You will what's inside. : : To set the Icon to be used: : : IconFile=%systemroot%\system32\url.dll : IconIndex=0 : : (these are the defaults - change IconIndex to point to whatever file you : have with an embedded image resource, and IconIndex to indicate which icon : should be used, if there are multiple icons in the file) : : Cheers : Ken : : : : ----- Original Message ----- : From: "Casey Crookston" <casey at thecrookstons.com> : To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> : Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:59 AM : Subject: Re: [thelist] Creating a desktop link to a web page : : : : Okay - found the link. Thanks. : : : : But, this site, www.gsep.com, hired a third party, : : www.SeeYouAgainShortcut.com to get the job done for them. With all the : : brains on this list, someone must know how to do it, yea? : : : : Thanks!! : : : : : : ----- Original Message ----- : : From: "Bob Haroche" : : : : : : > Casey Crookston wrote: : : > > creates a desktop icon. later, when that : : > > icon is double clicked, a browser is opened to her page. : : > : : > This site does it: http://www.gsep.com : : : : : : My original question: : : : : 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?