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Uploading Windows Shortcut via Browser

Last night, I've created two shortcuts for Dawn of War 2. I wanted to share with visitors of this web site. Using Firefox and Internet Explorer, I tried to attach the shortcut with the "Browse..." button. But everytime I select the shortcut, it turns into the actual executable that the shortcut points to. That was absolutely not what I want.

Took me some time to figure out a way around it. Firefox 3 didn't work, because everytime you click on the file attachment text field, it shows the "Browse..." dialog. On the other hand, Internet Explorer allowed me to type in a file name.

Ah ha! That's the work around, simply type in the path to the shortcut and you can upload it using Internet Explorer. For example, if you drag a shortcut called "Dawn of War II" to the root drive on the C: drive (C:\), then you can type "c:\Dawn of War II.lnk" in the attach file text field. You have to remember to add the ".lnk" extension, which stands for a shortcut (link).

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:03:39 +0000

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Title: Dawn of War II: Developer Console
Weblog: GearHack
Excerpt: Most games nowadays have a developer console, where you can type in different commands to change the characteristics of the game. Dawn of War 2 is no exception. Except it took me quite a while to find it. It turns out that you have to load Dawn of War 2 with the "-dev" flag before you can use the de . . .
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Title: Dawn of War II: Skipping the Intro
Weblog: GearHack
Excerpt: The Dawn of War 2 has an elaborate intro movie sequence. Not only does it show the storyline, it also shows all the advertiser's logos. It takes quite a few ESC presses to get pass them all. But luckily, you can add "-nomovies" flag to the startup shortcut to bypass them all. To make it easier fo . . .
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