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Re: [tor-talk] [rt.torproject.org #38223] Firefox Web Shortcuts



Sebastian, I like your manual method! I was not aware that Windows had a feature to create shortcuts from the desktop. I'll do that for the time being, unless someone else has an idea about why the Tor Button is blocking my ability to make shortcuts. Thanks!

~Michael

 
> Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 23:19:31 +0100
> From: bastik.tor@googlemail.com
> To: tor-talk@lists.torproject.org
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] [rt.torproject.org #38223] Firefox Web Shortcuts
> 
> 02.01.2015, 22:23 Michael Fitzpatrick:
> > Sebastian, thanks for the great feedback! I'd love to just create
> > shortcuts manually, but I'm not sure how to do even that much in the
> > Tor Browser. For example, if I right click on a page, there is no
> > option to save a shortcut to the desktop. And while I can create
> > bookmarks, I cannot shortcut bookmarks either. And I don't see any
> > other options to save shortcuts manually, not even in the menu bar.
> > It's like the Tor Button scrubs the whole thing. All I've been able
> > to do is copy the url's out to a non-Tor browser, and then save the
> > shortcut. But that is less than idea, since it exposes my browsing.
> > 
> > ~Michael
> > 
> 
> Hi Michael,
> 
> what I was suggesting was to craft the shortcut file on the desktop
> manually or semi-manually.
> 
> I'm lacking the knowledge of how OSes (Linux, Mac, most Windows
> versions) handle this.
> 
> On Windows 7 you can create a link by right-clicking on the desktop and
> select shortcut. It allows to input a URL. Either by typing or by copying.
> 
> If OSes inspect drag-and-drop operations I guess they could inspect copy
> operations maybe for the purpose of checking if a link is "safe", so
> typing would be safer.
> 
> Anyway, if I create such a shortcut and double click it afterwards, the
> system default browser is opened.
> 
> Because of this not seeming to be helpful I was hoping for others to
> come up with better ways.
> 
> Regards,
> Sebastian
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