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  • @leocg All done. Shortcuts still go through Chrome. If I create new shortcuts with Opera, is there a way to change the icon from the generic Opera icon, to the icon associated with the website?

  • @rscore Yes there is, just right-click the shortcut, go to "Properties" (or something like it), and then click on "Change icon", there you can choose some default icons or one you like, if you have the file for it.

  • @rscore said in Desktop shortcuts:

    All done. Shortcuts still go through Chrome.

    Open notepad and drag one of the shortcuts into its window. That'll show you the source of the url file. Indent each line by 4 spaces and post here just so we can double-check that there's not something different than normal.

  • @burnout426

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  • @burnout426 If it helps, in the shortcut properties, the target is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome_proxy.exe" --profile-directory=Default --app-id=gljaopfbodkhmenoppknlegalnfolend

    And the "start in" address is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application"

  • Yeah, that is some Chrome-specific stuff.

    It should look like this:

        [InternetShortcut]
    
        URL=https://example.com/
    

    with an optional ICON= for a site-specific icon. If it's like that, it should load in the default browser.

    You can put that in Notepad and save it as test.url and try it. Notepad might save it as test.url.txt, so remove the .txt if you need to.

  • For the icon, you can add:

    IconIndex=0
    IconFile=https://example.com/favicon.ico 
    

    Knowing that, you should be able to author your own url files and create compatible ones for your existing ones if you want.

    If a remoe URL doesn't work for the icon file, save the ico file to your computer somwhere and then put the path to it after IconFile= instead.

  • How are you creating shortcuts in Chrome btw?

    When I goto https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/ for example and drag the badge (padlock icon usually) on the left of the address field onto the desktop (when the window isn't maximized), Chrome creates a shortcut like:

    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/
    

    It doesn't create any Chrome-specific stuff.

    However if I goto "Menu -> More Tools -> Create Shortcut", that creates an App shortcut which is something different (a .lnk file). But, the source you provided doesn't look like the .lnk files my Chrome is generating. Still seems like a .lnk file in general though.

  • @burnout426 When I create the shortcut in the fashion you suggested, I do get the URL format that you describe:

    URL=https://example.com/

    However, the icon is the generic Opera icon. How and where do I put the "https://example.com/favicon.ico" to try to get the site specific icon back.

  • @burnout426 Figured out how to do it. Thanks for the help.