Desktop Shortcut to Open Brave with Multiple Tabs Open

I want to create a desktop shortcut to open Brave with 4 or 5 tabs of my favorite site. I have created them before for Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, and find it very handy. Is there a way to do the same in Brave? To be clear, I do not want to use the “Open a specific page or set of pages on Startup” setting. I want one shortcut to open Brave with 4 or my favorite News sites. Another might open several financial sites, etc…

Brave Version v1.3.115 (64-bit)

@johnnieq,
Can you tell me how these were created in Chrome and/or Edge? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this functionality before.

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Ok, I wrote up the steps to show how, but when I try to post my reply I am stopped because of too many links in my message. I tried to attach my info in a text document, but my upload was refused, saying the only Authorized extensions are: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, and mp4. So I replaced all the periods in the URL’s to asterisks. It still sees them as Links and still refuses to Post. So I’ll have to reply several times, once for each browser, with the limit of 4 links in each. :slight_smile:

For Edge, first download “MicrosoftEdgeLauncher.exe” from GitHub
Place in in your Windows root directory
Open Notepad, and make a list of the sites you would like opened, prefixed with “MicrosoftEdgeLauncher.exe” and a space
Like this:

@ECHO OFF
MicrosoftEdgeLauncher.exe https://wwwbanggoodcom
MicrosoftEdgeLauncher.exe https://wwwgearbestcom
MicrosoftEdgeLauncher.exe https://wwwgeekbuyingcom/
MicrosoftEdgeLauncher.exe https://wwwdrdroneca

Save the above as a batch file (ex: Drone Shopping.bat)
To hide the cmd box popping up, I place this batch file in My Documents, putting a shortcut to it on my Desktop. In the shortcut’s Properties, set Run to Minimized.

To do the same in Internet Explorer, you just create a vbs file.
In Notepad enter your websites in this manner, and save as a vbs file. (ex: Shopping Sites.vbs)
(Just substitute my sites with yours)

Set ieobj = CreateObject(“InternetExplorer.Application”)
ieobj.Visible = True
ieobj.Navigate2 “https://wwwamazonca”
ieobj.Navigate2 “https://wwwaliexpresscom”, 2048
ieobj.Navigate2 “https://wwwneweggca”, 2048

Chrome is the simplest. Just create a Desktop shortcut to Chrome.exe, and give it a name, like “News”
Then edit the Target in the shortcut’s Properties, by adding your news’ sites one after the other separated by a space, like so:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chromeexe" https://wwwcnncom/ https://wwwfoxnewscom/ https://newsgoogle*com/

OK, I just realized the Chrome method works with Brave also. Just create a Desktop shortcut to brave.exe, and give it a name, like “News”. Then edit the Target in the shortcut’s Properties, by adding your news’ sites one after the other separated by a space, like so:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application\brave.exe” https://www.cnn.com/ https://www.foxnews.com/ https://news.google.com/

Problem solved. I hope others find this useful too,
johnnieq

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