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IE shortcut in send to menu not showing up

By bill1229 ·
I use Firefox as default but sometimes I have apps and shortcuts that I want to open using IE. I put a shortcut into my user Send To menu that comes up when you right click. It rebooted but it still does not show up in the Send to menu. Why?

Do I need to do this via the register?

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Don't understand what you're trying to send

by ComputerCookie In reply to IE shortcut in send to me ...

and where you want to send it to?

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Re: IE shortcut in send to menu not showing up

by shah.shaharuddin In reply to IE shortcut in send to me ...

"I use Firefox as default but sometimes I have apps and shortcuts that I want to open using IE."

I'm assuming you're facing the same problem as the one you're facing in your earlier post. Right?

I suggest you use Firefox IE Tab addon. Here's the link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419

You can create the shortcut to your URL normally. Sure it'll run firefox, but if you add the same url in IE Tab, set it to "open in external application", your app/shortcut will open in an IE window. Alternatively, by default, it'll open in a firefox tab.

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Let's see if we have this right....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to IE shortcut in send to me ...

You have a shortcut to a specific URL on your desktop (or wherever). Then, you put another shortcut pointing to the first shortcut into the Send To folder for right click. Is this correct? If so, it ain't gonna work! Shortcuts pointing to other shortcuts can't be opened, much less "sent to" anywhere. You have nothing to SEND. The Send To menu is for sending documents, emails and other things of substance to a specific program. You can't just send a shortcut to another shortcut.

Why don't you just bite the bullet and start IE manually, navigate to the URL (application) that needs IE to run correctly and then set it as the HOME PAGE for IE? That way, every time you do start IE, it goes directly to where you want to go.

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