Create a URL shortcut

Discussion in 'macOS' started by manHa, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. manHa macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    In Windows, pretty easy: right click>create shortcut.

    How about Mac? Tried this in TextEdit:
    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=http://www.skinbox.net/

    And save it as "something.url" but it won't work. Safari will open a blank page.

    Can someone please help me? Thanks!
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    #2
    1. Open the the URL you want a shortcut to in Safari (or Firefox, whatever)
    2. Drag the URL from the address bar to the Desktop using the favicon as a "handle"
    3. Done.

    Mac web shortcuts have a .webloc file extension BTW
     
  3. manHa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Okay, thanks but what I want is Windows users to be able to open them as well.
     
  4. JustinVM macrumors newbie

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    #4
    you forgot to add the line IconIndex=0 i.e...

    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=http://www.skinbox.net/
    IconIndex=0


    yes, ".url" is the correct extension.

    make sure TextEdit is set to Save As .txt and not .rtf -- then correct the extension
     
  5. manHa thread starter macrumors newbie

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