Using an HTML page as a desktop, icons are hidden, is it possible to launch local programs on my system, preferably shortcut (lnk) files? I've tried the simple <a href=, but I get a "File Download" message window asking if I want to download or open it. If I choose open, it will launch the desired app, but that extra step spoils the simplicity. The "Always ask before opening this type of file" is checked on and is grayed out. I'm not sure for security while on-line that I would want that unchecked.
My goal is to use flash buttons to launch my most common apps, preferably through lnk files, but will settle for clickable images. The latter I have seen on a Vaio system I used to have but I dont have any copies of that desktop to view the code.
So is there a work around?