I don't like desktop email management softwares, such as outlook or zimbra, in the same time, i own more than 5 important email accounts,and want to keep updated when i receive any email on any of these accounts,

I am thinking to have a shortcut on my desktop which will open my browser with all my emails opened as they are the home pages.

But in the same time, don't want to make these emails pages the default home pages when i open the browser from its normal real icon.

Anyone have an idea how to do that?

I am using firefox, and my emails are on gmail, yahoo, live, ...

  • Right click your desktop and go to New -> Shortcut.
  • In the program location, enter the location of Firefox (something like C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe)
  • Once the shortcut is on your desktop, right click it and go to properties.
  • In the "Target:" field, append links with spaces between each as shown here:

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  • Apply & OK

May be slightly different for Vista & Windows 7.

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  • its working the same way on windows 7, just created it on Windows 7 RTM and its working perfect, thanks. – Amr Elgarhy Oct 6 '09 at 22:18

Create a shortcut to firefox.exe with all the sites you want to open as parameters:

 firefox.exe "www.site1.com" "www.site2.com" 
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  • I'm pretty sure the path to Firefox should be in quotes, as it may contain spaces. Also plain firefox.exe won't work unless it's binary location is in your path (I put mine in there long ago for little tricks like this) :) – John T Oct 6 '09 at 22:03

I use Chrome for that. There's a feature called "Application shortcuts" which does just that:

Do you rely heavily on some websites, such as your email? If so, you may want to create applications shortcuts for these websites that can be placed on your computer desktop, Quick Launch menu, and Start menu for easy access.

When you double-click a shortcut icon, the website opens in a special streamlined window that doesn't display tabs, buttons, the address bar, or menus. Many of the browser functions are available instead in the drop-down menu that appears when you click the page logo in the upper-right corner of the window. If you click a link that takes you to a different website, the link opens in a standard Google Chrome window so you won't lose track of your website.

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