Place chrome link on desktop, and open with chrome browser

Everyone on windows has a ‘default browser’ set. Windows knows this.

In case you want to run Google Chrome and open an url, (and not your other default browser), well, then just create a good old shortcut (windows .lnk file) with e.g. the name “url-link.lnk”.

With settings like:


"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://open.this.url.tld

and Start in:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application"

To publish something like that on a users’ desktop, just put this in a login script:

COPY \\SERVER\NETLOGON\url-link.lnk C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Desktop\url-link.lnk /Y

Now users can double click that and use the Google Chrome browser for the url https://open.this.url.tld (or any other you might like)

Hope this helps you!

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