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Create a Desktop Icon for Email

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#1 yabbadoo


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

To create a desktop icon for your Email is easy, just follow the route below.

Right click any free space on desktop.
Select "New", side panel comes up.
Click "Shortcut". "Create Shortcut" wizard comes up.
Select "Browse", click "Desktop", click "OK", click "Next".
Type in name for shortcut e.g Yahoo or Gmail etc., click "Finish".
An icon is now on your desktop.
Right click icon, panel comes up.
Click "Properties", panel comes up, select "Shortcut".
Delete the blued path in "Target".
I am going to give the data for Firefox and Yahoo, but for IE and Chrome use the paths given below. Also that for Gmail. For any other mail, adjust the destination shown for that mail.
Enter : "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" www.mail.yahoo.com
in "Target", click "Apply" then "OK".
All finished. You now have a mail icon on your desktop. Just click it and the web mail page will open.
For IE, path = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"www.mail.yahoo.com
For Chrome, path = "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"www.mail.yahoo.com
Gmail = www.googlemail.com
To create an icon for Sandboxie opening, you have to repeat this basic procedure using the Sandboxie Control Panel.
Click "Configure", then "Windows Shell Integration", click "Add Shortcut Icons" and follow the instructions from there, they are similar to the above. When you finally have a desktop icon created from Sandboxie, if you right click it, a panel comes up, click "Run Sandboxed" and your web mail page will open sandboxed.

I do hope I have not dropped a catch. If so, hopefully you will soon see the fault, but if not, please get back to me.
As far as I know, it is all correct.

Please note that this rather extended descriptive procedure I have given, only amounts to around 2 minutes work - it is very quick and easy.

PS - To change the icon, just right click the one you have and select "Properties". Click "Change Icon". A panel with a large selection of icons appears, just select the one you like and click the "OK`s". If the icon selection is absent or restricted, click "Browse" and scroll alphabetically to the "S" section. Click "shell32.dll" and you will get the large selection.

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Edited by yabbadoo, 26 December 2012 - 02:09 PM.

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#2 Jelerak


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for the information. Will make things a little easier:)

#3 Dennis H

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

Thanks for the information. Will make things a little easier:)

Dennis :)

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