How to configure I/NET Tools to link to an Internet URL.
I/NET Seven - Windows XP or Windows 7
Requirement to open a specific URL from an I/NET graphic page, without setting this as the default homepage (in Internet Explorer)..
There are a couple of ways you can do this:
Create a shortcut as follows (Works in Windows 7 operating system):
- Open Windows Explorer and browse to the location you wish to create this shortcut.
- From this nominated file location create a shortcut (Right-click > New > Shortcut):
- Within the Create Shortcut dialog add the URL (e.g. www.google.com)
- Name the shortcut and select Finish:
- Now browse this new shortcut into I/NET Tools > Define Tools (for information on how to do this refer to Lessons Learned Article #1777)
In some cases when performing the above on a XP machine you can get and an error indicating file association which can be configured in your Control Panel Folder options, alternatively you can create a batch file (This info is also in the Online Help file for I/NET) - duplicated below:
The following example describes how to create a tool that will open http://www.msn.com in your system's default web browser.
Using Notepad, create a new text file and type the following line of text:
- Save the file to your PC as OpenMSN.bat.
- Add a new tool, select the OpenMSN.bat batch file that you just created.