Internet Explorer® Shortcuts not Working
What prevents Internet Explorer shortcuts from not working? What can be done to solve this problem?Shortcuts are icons or keys that are created for the system to enable quick launch function of applications. Shortcuts are of various kinds ranging from Windows Installer shortcuts to folder shortcuts and keyboard shortcuts. The shortcuts created at the time of installation of the programs on the system do not contain the exact path. The shortcut icons created by the user holds more properties and also the exact path of the program. That is, the shortcuts that are created on the desktop while installing the application on the system may lack some of the properties of the right-click option. Whereas, those that are created on the desktop, by right-clicking the application on the Program Files and selecting the 'Create' shortcut option will possess all the options.
Causes of Internet Explorer shortcuts not working and ways to solve the problem:
- Types of shortcuts
- Causes of Internet Explorer shortcuts not working
- Ways to solve the problem
Types of shortcutsThe shortcuts are of different types depending upon their functions. System shortcuts, application shortcuts and folder shortcuts are some of them. Shortcuts are created on the system either during the installation of programs or by your actions. The shortcuts created by you include more functions than those created by the system. Another type of shortcut are keyboard shortcuts. They are special keys on the keyboard to enable quick launches of programs.
Causes of Internet Explorer shortcuts not workingOne of the causes of Internet Explorer shortcuts not working can be registry issues. Corrupt registry values cause the issues of shortcuts on the system. Another cause of this issue may be due to the installation of Add-ons on the browser. Desktop shortcuts do not work if you do not set the target path property of the browser. The shortcut keys on the keyboard for the launch of Internet Explorer should be configured with the Operating System. Else, you face shortcut problems with Internet Explorer.
Ways to solve the issueRegistry cleaning along with system scanning is recommended to get rid of infections and corruptions from the system. Also, Internet Explorer repair tool is available for you if the issue is caused due to errors with the browser. Repair the keyboard functions if the shortcut keys on the keyboard are not working. The configuration of the keyboard with the Operating System is needed for the shortcuts keys to work with the system. Another solution is to reset the browser settings and launch the browser again on the system.