Windows 10: Open saved URL shortcuts in Chrome with parameters

Discus and support Open saved URL shortcuts in Chrome with parameters in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; On the latest version of Edge, I can enable the Extensions Toolbar Menu by adding "--enable-features=ExtensionsToolbarMenu" parameter to the shortcut... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by bamajon1974, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Open saved URL shortcuts in Chrome with parameters


    On the latest version of Edge, I can enable the Extensions Toolbar Menu by adding "--enable-features=ExtensionsToolbarMenu" parameter to the shortcut target pinned to the start menu and to the taskbar.

    However, when launching Edge from saved URLs (both internetshortcut and IE.Assoc.File.URL types) -- by this I mean opening URL files either taken from IE Favorites folder and saved to another folder or dragged out of Edge bookmark manager creating a URL file and NOT from within the bookmark manager, Edge is launched without the extension toolbar enabled. Apparently, these URL files launch Edge without addons enabled.

    How do I open saved URL files to open Edge WITH parameters? I cannot modify the msedge.exe file with a parameter.
    Do I need to modify something in the registry regarding URL/internetshortcut/IE.Assoc.File.URL?

    Or, better yet, how would I add an Open With menu to saved URL files to open in a browser with parameters?

    Thanks!

    Windows 10 x64 v20H2. Edge v87

    :)
     
    bamajon1974, Jan 4, 2021
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  2. pt007786 Win User

    Shortcut won't add to right side (with parameters)!


    Hi

    I've found that I can't add a shortcut to the area on the right of the Start menu, designed for adding apps, if it has parameters. e.g. "...\xxxxx.exe" /p

    I need to add a parameter for this app to run correctly. I added the parameter to the shortcut in the usual way by opening the shortcut properties and editing the Target address.

    When I open the shortcut, the app opens using the parameters. I can also pin the app to the task bar and it opens correctly. However when I choose to pin to the Start, nothing happens. There is no error message, but nothing appears in the start menu. I can add the shortcut to the start menu without the parameter and that works. But no way to put a shortcut with a parameter on the start menu.

    Can anyone suggest a workaround? If not I'll keep it on my task bar.
     
    pt007786, Jan 4, 2021
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  3. ryanly Win User
    GPU-Z what command line parameter ?

    Current /? (-?) or / help (-help) parameter is invalid
     
    ryanly, Jan 4, 2021
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  4. Open saved URL shortcuts in Chrome with parameters

    Parameters not working on items pinned to taskbar

    I have several parameters I use on my google chrome shortcut to fix the DPI shown below.

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1.05

    When I apply these parameters to my google chrome taskbar shortcut, the parameters are ignored. It only works if I start chrome from double clicking on the shortcut in the ...\User Pinned\TaskBar directory itself.

    I've applied the parameters to the chrome shortcut in this location - C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    I've done a log off\restart after doing this with no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
    bobsagetfullhou, Jan 4, 2021
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