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Deke40

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I can usuall assign a shortkey to icons on my taskbar. Just downloaded IE6 and I am having problems with assigning one to OE. I also tried the icon on my desktop with no luck.

The popup window says:

Unable to save changes to 'Launch Outlook Express.Ink'

Acess is denied.
 
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The Desktop Icon for OE is read only. I don;t think you can make that kind of a change.
I have IE6 too. I tried to create a shortcut in several other places and assign a hotkey. None of the shortcuts worked.

How about a workaround?

Either a Batch file or a VBS file to open OE.

Then create a shortcut to the batch or VBS.

Assign the hotkey to the new shortcut.

Copy the bold to Notepad. Save as OE.vbs

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "C:\Progra~1\Outloo~1\MSIMN.EXE",1




Or a Batch file. Copy the bold to Notepad. Save as OE.bat

start /max C:\Progra~1\Outloo~1\MSIMN.EXE
 

Deke40

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My old shorcut for OE must have started working for some reason. I had downloaded OE6 and thought it wouldn't work.

Thanks MO.
 

Deke40

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Mo-I was wrong. I got rid of the .vbs on my desktop and lost the ability to use my shorcut key. I created another one and it still will not let me assign the shortcut key I was using before. The funny thing is the shortcut key still works.

I can assign an Ctrl+Alt key but not the F10 key I was previously using.

Oh well-I guess that is just the world of computers.

Thanks again.
 

Deke40

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Originally posted by Mosaic1:
The Desktop Icon for OE is read only. I don;t think you can make that kind of a change.
I have IE6 too. I tried to create a shortcut in several other places and assign a hotkey. None of the shortcuts worked.

How about a workaround?

Either a Batch file or a VBS file to open OE.

Then create a shortcut to the batch or VBS.

Assign the hotkey to the new shortcut.

Copy the bold to Notepad. Save as OE.vbs

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "C:\Progra~1\Outloo~1\MSIMN.EXE",1


Or a Batch file. Copy the bold to Notepad. Save as OE.bat

start /max C:\Progra~1\Outloo~1\MSIMN.EXE
Mo-Just tried to use my F key shortcut key for OE and I get the following error message.



<img src="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=677096">

I tried a couple of weather downloads(stupid me) and one said something about "I had a newer version of a file it was going to download did I want to go ahead", I did this on on before I noticed the wording. On another one it said basically the same thing but that it was going to backup these files. I didn't like either one and uninstalled them. Is this related?
Appreciate the help. Everything else seem alright. I even tried to create a new vbs with the script you gave me and go the same results.
 

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