Brave is much more security and privacy oriented than the Google
Chrome browser is.
That's not a shortcut to Brave if it's reading that way. It
sounds like you may have had a desktop shortcut to a webpage.
I'd create my own desktop shortcut using the shell:appsfolder
method documented in below:
the Microsoft Special Applications Folder for Creating
cluster of 4 steps immediately following need to be done only
once to create a shortcut to the special applications folder,
which is very handy for creating other shortcuts, so you have
that on your desktop for use at any time.
to the desktop and make certain no item has focus. Then bring
up the context menu, whether by SHIFT+F10 or the
Applications/Context Menu key, and select New,Shortcut from
2. In the Create
Shortcut dialog that comes up, in the Type the location
of the item edit box, enter: %windir%\explorer.exe
activate the Next button.
3. In the Type a
name for this shortcut edit box, enter the name of
your choosing. I tend to just call it something like All
4. Activate the Finish
button, which will place the shortcut using the name you
choose on your desktop.
When you need to create
a desktop shortcut for any application installed on your
system, whether it's an installed desktop app or a Microsoft
1. Open the desktop
shortcut you just created above, which will cause File
Explorer to open to the special Applications folder.
2. Use first letter
navigation, or the method of your choosing, to locate the
icon for the application that you wish to have placed on the
desktop and select it.
3. Bring up the context
menu for that icon, and use the Create Shortcut option.
4. You will then get a
warning saying the icon cannot be created here, but it can
be placed on the desktop, and asking if you want to put it
there. You will, of course, answer Yes.
You now have a desktop
shortcut to the application you had selected in the
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs -
they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when
turned off and on.
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