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Internet Explorer 6 Favorites

Create a Favorite Shortcut on your Desktop

SUMMARY: Visit a Favorite straight from your Desktop using Internet Explorer 6.

While the Internet Explorer 6 Favorites menu lets you quickly access sites you wish to visit again, perhaps you find the task of opening Internet Explorer 6, accessing the Favorites menu, then finding and clicking the site cumbersome? If you have a Favorite that you visit daily and would like a quick shortcut to it from your Desktop, do the following:

1. Open Internet Explorer 6. Do not maximize the window. If it is already maximized, shrink the window size so you can see the Desktop.
2. Open the "Favorites" menu.
3. Navigate to and highlight the Favorite representing the webpage you wish to print.
4. Hold the right mouse button down on the Favorite, then drag to the Desktop and release the right mouse button.

Voila! A shortcut to your Favorite is now a double (or single, depending on your Windows settings) click away on your Desktop!

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