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hi

i am look for code that will place a desktop shortcut to a webpage.

i would like to offer our customers a link that they can click on which will then add a desktop shortcut to their pcs to our home page with a customized icon.

can anyone help?

thanks
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I'm pretty sure that cannot be done for security reasons (if you could do that, you could also do a lot of other bad things).  

But  one alternative solution would be to make an img link that looks just like a desktop shortcut on your page and ask them to drag the shortcut icon to their desktop. This would create a similar looking icon right on their desktop and that requires no fancy coding.

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i was thinking of the same kind of functionality as an "add to favorites" link.

i already have one of these as wanted to add the desktop shorthcut option as well.
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that's right but there's a big difference between adding to favorites and adding to the desktop.  

to add to the desktop you really have to create file on end user's c drive and that's a big no no.

Unlike the favorites, there is no convenient javascript method to do this.


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ok - thanks - i'll leave this Q open for a while and see what comes in - thanks again
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