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Add a button to IE's Toolbar to navigate http://somewhere?

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After i installed some software,it can add a button to IE's toolbar.

I searched in Regedit,i found this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions

Now i can add a button to run a EXE file,but how to let it navigate a specified URL,such as http://www.yahoo.com?

Thanks!
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by:jmiller47
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First of all, you say "After I installed some software". What software did yu install?

There are three main IE toolbars that can have objects added to them. Which one would you like to add something to?

Menu bar - This bar has the the drop-down menus that say File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help

Standard Buttons bar - This bar has icons which do the following functions: Back Forward Stop Refresh Home Mail Print and Edit

Links bar - This bar has your custom links that you can customize any way you want by dragging shorcuts to it, or adding links to FAVORITES> LINKS.

Experts, please help Conway as much as you can and if you don't quite understand what he is saying, then please ask him to clarify. His native language is not English so if something doesn't sound right, try to rephrase for him what you think he might be trying to say and ask him if that is what he meant.
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by:Conwood
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The software i installed is PowerWord.
You can go to http://www.iciba.com/powerword2001/index.html to see details about this software.

I want to add the button to standard buttons bar.

Thanks very much, jmiller47:)
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by:Jenn050402
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Conwood,
Try the following link...
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/entry_level_pc_ie_toolbar.htm
Let me know if this helps.
Jenn
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by:Jenn050402
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you could also try adding a link to the site you want on the toolbar...I can tell you how to do this if you want.
Jenn
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by:Jenn050402
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you could also try adding a link to the site you want on the toolbar...I can tell you how to do this if you want.
Jenn
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by:jmiller47
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Jenn, It seems that is exactly what he needs. He needs to be able to add a link to a web site to the Standard buttons toolbar in IE. If you know of a way to do this, and if you can show an example to do this for a link to an example like http://www.yahoo.com, that should answer his question comletely.
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by:Jenn050402
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Under the favorites tab there should be a folder called Links. Go to http://www.yahoo.com and select Favorites > Add. Select Create In (if the folders aren't already displayed) and click on the Links folder to make it appear opened. Click OK. It will appear on the Links toolbar. You can go under favorites and open links and right click on www.yahoo.com an rename it just Yahoo to save room on the toolbar. The website will still open. If you need something explained better, don't hesitate to ask.

Jenn
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by:Jenn050402
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Actually before you select OK in the favorites menu. You can change the name in the text box to say just Yahoo and then select OK.

Jenn
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by:jmiller47
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Jenn, as Conwood explained in comment # 2, he wants to add the link to the Standard Buttons toolbar as explained above in comment # 1.
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by:Jenn050402
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Actually before you select OK in the favorites menu. You can change the name in the text box to say just Yahoo and then select OK.

Jenn
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by:jmiller47
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Unless Conwood thinks that adding it to the links bar is all right with him, which would be my first choice, I am unfamiliar with any way to add available buttons to the Standard buttons bar. I will keep looking though.
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by:Jenn050402
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ok let me see what I can do!!
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by:Jenn050402
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To be honest..I don't think you can add a link such as www.yahoo.com to the standard buttons toolbar I think it can only be added to the links toolbar. I could be wrong though...I just didn't come across how this could be done.

Jenn
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by:jmiller47
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It can, but most likely only programatically. If this isn't answered soon, I suggest either using the Links bar as suggested earlier, or get your points refunded and reopen this question in the Programming section.
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by:Conwood
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I can add a link to Links Bar,but it is not what i need.
I can also add a button which can execute a .exe program.

But the software PowerWord can add a button to Standard button bar , once you click it , your IE will nagivate PowerWord's homepage.

Perhaps I really need to go to Windows Programming Topic to ask this question again.

Thank you all , thanks very much!
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by:jmiller47
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You can either create a new question there, or even better, you can post a 0 point question there and put a link to here by putting the following link into that question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/win2k/Q_20325970.html

This way you still keep the question going here, and also post the question there and not need to spend any more points or do the extra work of closing this question, refunding your points and opening a whole new question.

I know that what you want is possible, but only programatically. You should be able to get more responses there than you may here.
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by:Jenn050402
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Conwood,
See if this helps...

See this site for how IE's toolbar buttons are constructed and behave:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/ext/tutorials/button.asp
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/ext/overview/toolbar_style.asp

Jenn
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