How to get onclick action from desktop....?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by apple4life, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. apple4life macrumors member

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    Help me do this....

    I'd like to be able to open a website by double clicking on a desktop item such as a jpeg...?

    So basically I have a jpeg that is "previewable" so that I can see it's little image on the desktop, like an icon, and instead of clicking on it and having preview open it, or any other program, I'd like it to open a specific website....

    This doesn't sound too hard and I'm sure many of you know how.... please help...

    because I think this would be a really cool way to open a site... the image on the desktop will be a visual reminder or cue and will link me to the site it represents....
     
  2. jMc macrumors 6502

    jMc

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    This is actually pretty easy. You can drag a web address from the address bar of Safari or from a link on a page to the desktop (I'm sure this works with other browsers too). As you're no doubt aware, these have the generic '@' icon. Now, it's very simple to change the icon...

    If you have a set of images that appear in the Finder or on your desktop as thumbnails, all you need to do is copy (cmd-c) the file, open Get Info on one of your links and paste (cmd-v) the image file onto the icon in the Get Info dialogue of the link.

    jx
     

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