Some sites or apps (mainly badly written ones) really only like to open properly in Internet Explorer. However, anyone with half a brain would have ditched IE and set a better browser like FireFox, or my personal favourite, Chrome, as the default – which is great but can cause problems with your desktop shortcuts to web pages.
If you need to create a desktop shortcut to a web page that only works properly in Internet Explorer, you can force it to open in IE by doing the following:
Right click on the desktop and select New -> Shortcut:
Copy and paste this in there:
“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” http://your_URL_.com
(Remember to change the URL to the one you actually want).
Then click next and then finish and there you go – a working shortcut that opens in the correct browser.
It’s no problem, don’t mention it, I love you too x