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I currently am using Firefox as my default browser. There are a few web applications that I must access on a regular basis that will unfortunately not work in Firefox and must use IE. I am extremly lazy and have shortcuts to these on my desktop.

Is there a way to make a shortcut to a website to open with IE no matter what the default browser is? How/

The OS I am using is Windows XP, but I suspect what ever the solution is will work with other windows versions also.

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You could make a shortcut to IE and pass it the URL like this:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

You could also use the IE View plugin.

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Thanks. That works. – Jacob Schoen Aug 17 '09 at 18:00
+1 for the shortcut, exactly what I do in work to use Siebel – Ciaran Aug 17 '09 at 18:00
The first part of the answer worked for me. Trying to change the user-string using extensions in various browsers failed me when trying to use an older version of Changepoint. – zarose Jul 31 '13 at 15:43

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