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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 26th, 2014, 6:14 am Thread Starter
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IT Browser Question

Is there a way, without opening a specific browser first, to have a particular web site "USE" a specific browser?

I.E., I normally use Chrome, but I have a particular business site that works better with Explorer. Is there a way to set up the web site so that it automatically is directed through a different browser?

I also like to keep Pandora running, but if I close out Chrome, it shuts down Pandora, even if I have opened it up in a different browser.

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Is there a way, without opening a specific browser first, to have a particular web site "USE" a specific browser?

I.E., I normally use Chrome, but I have a particular business site that works better with Explorer. Is there a way to set up the web site so that it automatically is directed through a different browser?

I also like to keep Pandora running, but if I close out Chrome, it shuts down Pandora, even if I have opened it up in a different browser.
Just create a web-site specific shortcut - mine looks like this:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.bmwlt.com

If you want a different browser, easiest way is to find it, send to desktop as a shortcut, right-click and get properties, then append the web site you want to the end of the shortcut as above.

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Re: IT Browser Question

Dan,
Open the preferred browser and then open your website.
Right click on the address bar to highlight it and left click to "cut" it.
Minimize the window and then right click on the desktop.
Then left click to select "new" and "shortcut".
Right click to "Paste" the address and give it a name.
Done.


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Thanks - I'll give it a try.

Previously I'll opened up the link that I want to save in a specific browser (move a shortcut to my desktop) and then close it out. When re-clicking on it I find that it is redirected to my primary browser.

I'll try this and let you know.

Tanks again...

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Thanks - I'll give it a try.

Previously I'll opened up the link that I want to save in a specific browser (move a shortcut to my desktop) and then close it out. When re-clicking on it I find that it is redirected to my primary browser.

I'll try this and let you know.

Tanks again...
If it's just a browser link, then your "default" browser will open it. You need to make a shortcut to the browser you want, with the link as a passed parameter to the program when it runs - thus the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.bmwlt.com format - the program name followed by the link.

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Dan,
Open the preferred browser and then open your website.
Right click on the address bar to highlight it and left click to "cut" it.
Minimize the window and then right click on the desktop.
Then left click to select "new" and "shortcut".
Right click to "Paste" the address and give it a name.
Done.
I followed your instructions to the letter and it does exactly what I wanted it to do. I don't think I would have ever figured it out on my own!

THANKS..

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Re: IT Browser Question

Also, as far as Pandora goes: Pandora has a Desktop app, That is independent of all browsers. I use that daily.
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Andy, That might be what I was looking for... That's a cool application. I used to have a paid subscription for Pandora, but didn't renew it. Might have to now!

Seems like the other previous solutions worked intermittently. Browsers seem to be capturing anything new, like a parasite. I'll open Pandora in a different browser and then my old one takes it over. Then when I get out of it, Pandora is turned off. Seems like the cool applications are hidden deep in the site.. thanks...

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Like I said, I use that daily and I get my money's worth out of that. It is installed on every computer in the house and since it enables high quality audio as well, I can even pipe that through the big speakers.
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