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Old 19. Oct 2018, 09:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Appending simply means joining onto the end by editing the target program command-line.

Here's more complete instructions that work for me on Windows 10 using Firefox as my web browser:

Create a web browser shortcut
  1. Create a Firefox shortcut by dragging the Firefox icon from the Start menu.
  2. Note that the keyboard shortcut Windows key + M will minimize all other windows.
Modify the web browser shortcut action
  1. Right-click on the Firefox shortcut and select Properties from the context menu.
  2. When the properties dialog appears you should be in the Shortcut tab where you can see that the Target entry is something like this:
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
  3. Append means to attach to the end so edit the Target so it becomes:
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -URL ""
  4. Click on the Apply button to save the change.
Modify the web browser shortcut name
  1. Now if you want to give the Firefox shortcut a name that identifies the URL you added, then go to the General tab and edit the first field which should say Firefox, e.g.:
    Gizmo's: Add URL to web browser shortcut
  2. Click on the Apply button or OK button.
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