Converting pinned websites to "normal" URLs

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Converting pinned websites to "normal" URLs

Post by AlanMiller »

I have never liked the way an icon dragged from the IE address bar to the desktop becomes a "pinned website". It will always open in a new instance of IE, with home page, addons etc. disabled. I just learned that it is possible to create a regular .url shortcut by holding down Shift when you drag the favicon from IE. I also learned in this article of a little registry hack (downloadable from page) that will convert existing pinned website shortcuts to normal URL shortcuts. Worked nicely for me.


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Re: Converting pinned websites to "normal" URLs

Post by Rudi »

TX for the share, Alan. :thumbup:

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