Opening URL is new window via desktop shortcut

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Steve Freides, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. I've got several desktop shortcuts to Internet sites I visit several
    times a day - I prefer this to Favorites from within IE.

    My only problem is that, if I've already got IE open, clicking on one of
    these desktop shortcuts changes the URL of the already-open window
    instead of opening the shortcut in a new window, which is what I would
    like. Is there some way to specify the URL in the shortcut or otherwise
    make this work the way I'd like?


    Steve Freides, Jul 22, 2004
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  2. Steve Freides

    itswork Guest

    Open IE and go to Tools\Internet Options and the Advanced tab. Scroll
    down to the "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts" line under the
    Browsing section. Uncheck that box, that will allow your desktop URL
    shortcuts to open a new IE window. By default that box is checked.

    itswork, Jul 22, 2004
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  3. Very good - thanks.


    Steve Freides, Jul 23, 2004
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