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How to Store links in a portable way

Do you save web links (shortcuts) to your file system? If not, you can skip this post.

The problem we have to solve is how to store a web http link to your filesystem so that once you double click it, the URL opens.

In windows you could create url files like in this example.

In linux you could create .desktop files like in this example.

Which is the best way? None. Because both solutions are not platform independent. If you choose to change your operating system later on, none of your links would be working.

The neutral way is to create a simple html file as shown below:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=" />

Double click the html file and voila, the page will open.

Obviously, you can change to URL to whatever you like.


Mint 19 Setup Tutorial 🏅

Basic installation

1 – Preparation and installation

  1. Download rufus
  2. Download latest stable cinnamon version ISO
  3. Use Rufus to create a bootable USB
  4. Boot the system with the USB. You can try to press F10 while booting in order to activate the boot menu. If it does not work you will have to enter the BIOS (you should google for the keyboard shortcut according to the manufacturer).

⚠️ Warning ⚠️

If you have Windows already installed, Linux might not be able to detect the previous installation, You should make sure that Windows and Linux use the same mode (either BIOS or UEFI). See multiboot article for more. Always double check you are using the same mode when you multi-boot.

If windows are detected properly or you are not using Windows at all, you can install Mint and proceed to the next steps.

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