A year ago i tried to figure out how to do the 'simple' task of popping a shortcut to any website or web page onto the desktop and still haven't found the solution! In IE it's easy, right click and choose send shortcut to desktop, there, you're done, and there's the web link sitting on your desktop for later and easy use. I'm on windows vista home premium, and the latest firefox browser which has just come out (feb 2010).
I have found a way to do it, but it's daft because i've got to firstly save the website or page into 'bookmarks', then copy the url from the bookmarks folder, then open a word doc and then paste the url into it alongside the other ones i've done. I could cope with this if each 'save' didn't bring with it other icons and files along with each web link i'd saved. It's just all cluttered up and if i delete any of the extra clutter then the link(s) won't work anymore!
If i'm on a webpage and i choose 'send link', then it opens my email and thinks i want to send it to someone by email. If i choose 'save page as', then i've got to paste the link (along with the baggage that comes with it, into a document). These are the only other 2 options available.
With IE, 2 clicks and you're done! I find it a handy thing to do, especially when doing research and haven't got time to look through properly and like to quickly drop a link to that site onto the desktop and bang em right in the middle of the screen to remind me to revisit the site(s) when i have more time. If i bang em straight into 'bookmarks' and leave it at that, that's silly, because that becomes cluttered with info and sites that should not even be there! and have to then write them down on a pad of paper so i can find them again via bookmarks.. Plus, if it was a site that i'd intended to read through properly later, then it would probably be forgotten about if i relied JUST on the puter. Yes i could just bring up IE browser if i wanted to do a shortcut to desktop each time, but thats silly too, coz i use firefox for many different reasons. It must be easy? Does anyone out there know the answer? I feel so stupid