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Putting a mail icon on your Desktop

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#1 yabbadoo


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:30 PM

I have searched my posts and cannot  find this item listed. I do hope it is not a  duplicate and sincerely apologise for my oversight if it is.


Right click any free area on the desktop.
Panel comes up, then New>Shortcut>Wizard>Browse>Desktop>OK>Next> give icon a name e.g Gmail Firefox>Finish - a new icon is now on the desktop.
Firefox Gmail :-
Right click the desktop Firefox icon >Properties
Copy CNRTL+C the existing target data shown blue including quotes.
Right click new icon - Properties>Target>delete existing data in box. 
copy CNTRL+V into Target box, then add <space>www.googlemail.com : 
You then have :
"C:\ProgramFiles\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" www.googlemail.com in the Target box. Note the space after .exe">Apply>OK. The new icon is now a Firefox icon and fully active. 
Click this new Gmail Firefox icon and the Firefox browser is opened at Gmail sign- on.

Repeat this procedure exactly for Yahoo, but adding <space>www.mail.yahoo.com to the same copied target data as for Gmail, making :-
"C:\ProgramFiles\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" www.mail.yahoo.com in the Target box.
The new icon name would now be - Yahoo Firefox.

Follow these exact same procedures for Chrome or any other browser by simply adjusting the target data accordingly and adding the appropriate mail data as described.

On testing, it took me only 1 minute 15 seconds to complete the entire procedure from start to finish to create ONE icon.

See :-


Edited by yabbadoo, 03 June 2013 - 04:36 PM.

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