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Easy Finder links to open websites at login Web Browsers
It can be useful to have a clickable file on your Desktop or in the Dock that takes you straight to a specified website. It can be even more useful to have websites open automatically when you log in to your computer.

From either Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, you can make one of these files (it will have a .webloc extension) easily. Just click and drag from any website element that gives you a hand cursor to your desktop or a Finder window. You'll get a file takes you straight to the website that the link lead to. Opening this file will open your default web browser to this website.

You can keep this in a folder, put it on your Desktop or in your Dock, or set it to open at login. To put it in your dock, just drag it there like any other file. To open it at login, go to the Login Items tab of the Accounts pane of System Preferences. Click the plus button and navigate to and select your file.

[crarko adds: This is an expansion to a previous hint. There are many other useful things that can be done with webloc files.]
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Easy Finder links to open websites at login
Authored by: PatrickS on Dec 07, '10 11:34:36AM

It's difficult enough to keep bookmarks organized in the browser, I don't really see a benefit of storing some of them in the finder. And since all modern browser support reloading of tabs on startup it should be enough to add your browser to the list of login items to accomplish the same effect.



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Easy Finder links to open websites at login
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 13, '10 08:27:29AM

You don't? Congrats.

My wife's computer logs in automatically to an account named "Entertainment". It opens two things by default: Front Row, and a link to the Netflix streaming queue. Yes, it's a baby sitter account.

Note that simply opening the browser to its homepage can accomplish the same thing; but I wanted the home page to be something different (tbh, I can't remember what, but that's not the point).



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