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  • Message 1. Posted by Barrywebbski (U11197779) on Thursday, 6th March 2008 permalink

    I have no desktop shortcut for BBC i-Player, and the 'contact' section merely has me chasing my tail round and round! Can anyone tell me how to create a desktop shortcut, please?

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  • Message 2. Posted by Squirrel (U961634) on Thursday, 6th March 2008 permalink


    If you can.. find it on the "start menu" (in All Programs, BBC iPlayer Download Manager) then right-click and select "Send To" and then "Desktop (create shortcut)"

    If you can't do that because it's not there, you probably didn't complete the install?

    That's for Vista(TM).. but type "create shortcut" into the Help search on any OS and it should tell you how.. It will be similar if you run MS Windows(TM) of any kind.. If you are not running Windows(TM) of any kind, you are probably on your own..

    Hope that helps?

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  • Message 3. Posted by Barrywebbski (U11197779) on Friday, 7th March 2008 permalink

    Dear Squirrel,
    Thanks for the information. I have been able to put a shortcut on the desktop for the Download Manager, but really wanted one for the iPlayer, which does not appear in All Programs. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, but cannot find how to reload iPlayer, which should put a shortcut on the desktop.
    Thanks anyway

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  • Message 4. Posted by KingstonEagle (U9444792) on Friday, 7th March 2008 permalink

    If you mean you want to load up an iPlayer webpage from a desktop shortcut then the easiest way is to find the page in your browser and copy its URL to a new desktop shortcut. This should load up the default browser with the webpage when you double click on it (I hope!).

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  • Message 5. Posted by Barrywebbski (U11197779) on Saturday, 8th March 2008 permalink

    Dear KingstonEagle,
    Your suggestion has worked! Thanks a lot.

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  • Message 6. Posted by Squirrel (U961634) on Saturday, 8th March 2008 permalink



    Hi Barry,

    I think I know what you mean, but I'm not sure you can..

    If you mean the actual BBC iPlayer media player itself.. I don't think it is a stand-alone application, more a function of the Download Manager..?

    It's puzzling the fluffy between my ears now though.. I hope someone else may have a better answer?

    Can I ask, WHY? The player itself seems (to me) of little use without a programme playing in it! It has no intrinsic functional user interface. You can't load a programme file, for example, without going back to Download Manager..

    Do you see what I mean? I think I must be missing the point..

    smiley - erm

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