Windows 7 customized toolbar

Posted on 2014-02-19
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
I have created a customized toolbar folder where I have various shortcuts to applications.
My problem is that I want most of them to open with the Chrome browser.  Chrome is my default browser now, yet this is not helpful.
I have looked at some property settings, but I find nothing there.
I tried recreating the shortcut to assign it the Chrome browser, but could not.

Any suggestions, solutions?
Question by:chima
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I don't get it.  You want to open an application with Chrome???
What are these shortcuts for?
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what applications are you trying to open?
if they are not made for opening with Chrome, you probably cannot do that

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footech and nobus, I'll try to keep this short.  Via the Control Panel/Set your default Programs, I am able to select which browser should be my default.  I'm sure there are other ways of doing this.  My objective was to set Chrome as my default, because I was using IE in my testing setup.
The shortcuts I had created for my customized toolbar was using IE and I wanted for them to use Chrome.  Well, it turns out the automation test tool I am using, uses the default browser set.  Consequently I cannot set Chrome as my default.
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footech earned 300 total points
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If you want to create a shortcut that opens a webpage with a specific browser, then do the following:
Create a shortcut and point it at the executable for the browser you want to open.
After it's created, open the properties of the shortcut and in the target field go all the way to the end of the current entry, then type a space, and then the URL for the page you want to go to (e.g. "").
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what automation tets tool are you using?

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nobus, I'm using Ranorex 4.1.1  I'll issue the points tonight.
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nobus earned 200 total points
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>>  it turns out the automation test tool I am using, uses the default browser set.   <<  this seems to be your answer; unless RRanorex can be configured for using another one.
Check in it's help files

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Thanks nobus and footech, Ranorex does have a method to select different browsers.  It was the toolbar shortcuts created that I need to keep from using the one that the automation tool is using.  When I change browser on the automation tool then I will have the same problem.
Once again thanks.
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