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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Launch applications from browser

Here is a trick to launch applications form IE, using a windows shortcut

To test this out for yourself do the following;

- Right click on the Desktop and create a new Shortcut
- Point the shortcut to any executable file -- such as C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe
- Create a shortcut called www.winamp.com
- Start IE and type "www.winamp.com" into the address bar

There you go winamp launched from your browser.. This tip only works for applications that have shortcuts on the desktop as far as I can tell, so you still need to maitain a shortcut to the application there. Might be usefull for some web applications.