How make a shortcut to open a website using FIREFOX (not Explorer)

I use a lot of shortcuts to open web pages, via Right-Click, New, Shortcut, and for Location entering "".

Now I want to make some Shortcuts that open a website using Firefox, instead of Explorer. Does anyone know how?
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war1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Greetings, bleggee !

You need to make Firefox the default browser and disable IE as default brower.  In IE, go to Tools > Options > Programs. At the bottom, uncheck "Internet Explorer should check if it is default browser". Click Ok.

In Firefox, go to Tools > Options "Always check if Firefox is the default browser on startup".  Click OK. Restart Firefox. Now shortcut will "" will open in Firefox.

Best wishes!
callrsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Right-Click > New > Shortcut
Type in the full path to your firefox.exe file, or click Browse & then browse to the firefox.exe file
Then, type a space and place in quotes the website address
E.g. my entry is:
c:\p\Browsers\Mozilla\firefox.exe ""

Or, you can make Firefox your default browser.
If your file path has a space in it, e.g. c:\program files\Mozilla\firefox.exe, then you may need quotes around that as well, e.g. "c:\program files\Mozilla\firefox.exe"

Setting FF as the default browser will work, but then your other link-only vs. path+link shortcuts will open in Firefox instead of IE.
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b0lsc0ttConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:

War1's suggestion is the best and permanent way to do it.  You can start firefox and use a command line argument to provide a URL.  A line like the one below would go in the shortcut's target.  However the icon it uses by default may not be what you normally want.

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" ""

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
It looks like I accidently duplicated Callrs.  Other command line options are available at

Marc ZConnect With a Mentor Commented:
One other thought for you might be to install IETab as an extension for Firefox so you could open a Tab in Firefox that actually uses the IE browser.   IETab is located here.

Another Program I use actually gives you a rightclick option IN IE to "View This Page in Firefox" in case IE accidentally gets opened.  It's called FirefoxView and it's located here.

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Thanks, war1
bleggeeAuthor Commented:
Yes, all good, thanks!
b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.  I'm glad that I could be one of those that helped.

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