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vistaIf you are accustomed to visit a website or a blog a lot of times during the day, you might wish to have a shortcut which saves and spares you from the tedious procedure to type its web address in the Internet Explorer’s address bar.  Wouldn’t be nice, with only two clicks, to open Internet Explorer and have your beloved site already loaded and in front of you, ready to be read?  Here is a nice hack on how to add a website on the Desktop context menu of your Windows Vista (and maybe Windows 7 too). By the way, if you wonder what the Desktop context menu is, just go to your desktop, right-click any empty space, and there! You have just got it!

  1. Open the Notepad and copy and paste the following code:
  2. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Web Talk]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Web Talk\command]
    @=”iexplorer www.webtlk.com”

  3. Save the document as Get_it_from_the_Desktop.reg
  4. Double click on the file you have just created to merge its content in the registry.
  5. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  6. Trick: When you have finished , delete both ” (quotes) and retype them. That’s because the quote you copy and paste from this article maight not match with the one your computer uses.
  7. Also, have a look at comment number 3. If the above  hack doesn’t work, it may work the one posted  by Liu!

[Thanks Liu for your useful comment]

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4 Comments to “How to add a website to the Desktop Context Menu”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    Thanks Liu, I gave credit to you and your comment!

  2. liu Says:

    it works in windows 7 when i change it :
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    @=”\”E:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\” http://www.google.com/

  3. liu Says:

    error info in windows 7 RC ” this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. please install a program or ,if one is already installed,creat an association in the default programs control panel”

  4. liu Says:

    sorry ,but it doesn’t work in windows 7 RC

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