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Create your web Shortcuts

To create a new shortcut to a Webpage, open Notepad and type [InternetShortcut] on the first line, then URL = followed by the address of the page on the second line. Save the file with a .URL extension. If you save it in \Windows\Favorites folder, it will be added to the Favorites list in your browser.

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shortcut needeed for hotmail address. It seems to take ages to sign in or even find the page. Thanks, Verna


Open a web page Right click in the top of screen select the menu tab.
This will add to your screen toolbar File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help
Open your hotmail right click select Add to Favorites.
Then you can access your Hotmail through Favorites drop down list.
Or
If you have multiple Hotmail accounts, you can create a shortcut icon for each of the accounts on the desktop.
This allows you to quickly launch the specific login page for each email account without having to reenter or remember each email address.

1
Log in to your Hotmail account. Place the cursor in the address bar and highlight the URL.
Right-click and select "Copy."
2
Right-click on an empty space of the desktop and select "New" and then "Shortcut."
The "Create Shortcut" wizard launches.
3
Right-click inside "Type the location of the item" field and select "Paste."
The URL of your Hotmail account is pasted as the location of the shortcut.
Click "Next."
4
Type a name for the icon in the "Type a name for this shortcut" field and click "Finish."
The Hotmail shortcut icon appears on the desktop.
Double-click the Hotmail icon to log in and access your Hotmail account.
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for each Hotmail account you want to create an icon for on the desktop.

Oct 02, 2013 | hotmail.com

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i need to start with my home page www.tesco.net


Open internet explorer. Goto www.tesco.net then select tools then internet options on homepage click "use current" then click "apply". This will set www.tesco.net as your homepage.

Sep 11, 2009 | Compaq Presario C700T Notebook

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