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Cannot create desktop icon

Discussion in 'Windows 8 discussion' started by durkinjt, May 18, 2014.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    I have been trying to put my Bank Of America site as an icon on the desktop, in the past when I chose to do this I right clicked on the program and got a scroll down with the option to " Create Shortcut", now when I try I do not get this option. I have Win 8.1, it has always worked previously with 8.1. Any ideas appreciated.
     
  2. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

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    This works in Win7 and should work for Win8, give it a try, can't hurt...


    NOTE: Make sure "Hide extensions for known file types" option is disabled in "Folder Options", otherwise the second step might not work and the text file will not convert in desktop shortcut item.


    1. Type "shell:sendto" (no quotes, of course) in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open "Send To" folder.

    2. Now right-click on blank area in the folder and select "New -> Text document". It'll create a text file with the name "New Text Document.txt". Rename this file and set its name to "Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink" without the .txt.

    3. That's it. Now you'll get "Desktop (create shortcut)" option back in "Send To" menu.


    2oG
     
  3. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    xdntweaker similar to xp tweakui with more options,pretty much does same as what 2oldgeek has suggested except it has a gui to do different tweaks,works in xp to win 8,its safe to use & as always it's free

    will require .NET installed to run
    http://xenomorph.net/files/code/vb/xdntweaker/
     
  4. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

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    A gui? Heaven forbid. That's the easy way... I'm still a GEEK! lmao
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    personally i think member should install speeddial add-on for browser
     
  6. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

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    Gee, I wish I could get a speed dial, but I am so far back in the hills we only have rotary phones.
    My number is BR 549. [​IMG]
     
  7. KEVIN4344

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    In windows 7

    Go to address bar. left click, hold and drag icon at start of address bar to desktop.
    icon appears in desktop.
    hope it works for you.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    save it in your favorites then right click it & send it to desktop creating a shortcut.
     
  9. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

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    Doesn't sound like a drag situation.. More like a missing function in the right click context menu.. hello! [​IMG]
     

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