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need to create a shortcut URL to gMail.com on my Windows Mobile 6.1 Device, to launch in Opera Browser 9.5 Build # 1476

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Hi there, I have a HTC Touch Diamond 1 Mobile Phone, running Windows Mobile 6.1.

I would like to create a shortcut URL file, that I can launch ( i am using the new SPB Mobile Shell 3.0, where you can have shortcut's to files, or anything from your homepage ) gmail.com, that would launch straight into my Opera Web Browser.

Hope you can help, thanks in advance!
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You can create a link on your computer and copy it to your device.
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thanks Mikal613, but which program would i create the link in ?

i use Firefox & IE on my desktop, but tried creating a URL file on there and then transferring to the phone,, but it would open in IE on my phone, when i need it in Opera
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thanks, but that didn't work for me, as i don't have the option to set Opera as the default user in my Opera Browser 9.5 Build # 1476

i also don't have the following registry key on my HTC Diamond

HKCU/ControlPanel/Keybd/APP3_Path

How can i create the shortcut / URL file ??

Thanks so much for your assistance in helping !
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thanks, i now have Opera as the default, but can you please assist on how to create a URL shortcut file that i can drag across to my Phone, to then set as a shortcut ?

thanks heaps in advance !
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What happened to the link u created before.
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i haven't created one yet
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So create one on your desktop pc (.lnk file) and transfer it to your device via activesync.
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i need to know what goes into the .lnk file please
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Right click on ur desktop and click new....shortcut in the address put the gmail link and then click next and type gmail. Copy that file to ur device.
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that works, thank-you so much !
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can you please advise on how i could also change the icon for the shortcut, as currently it is just the default windows logo.

thanks in advance !
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The association of the webpage should change it
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nope - hasn't done that yet and have used the shortcut a few times . . .
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Will need to check that out
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