Creating an Internet Explorer Desktop Shortcut to Banner You may find it easier to access Banner from an icon on your desktop rather having to launch a browser window and navigating through your favorites for the Banner URL. The directions below will walk you through creating an icon for the desktop using Internet Explorer (IE).
Access the URL for Banner INB (www.ewu.edu/banner/secure/links)
Click and drag the icon next to the URL for Banner to the desktop (you will need to be able to see the desktop to do this).
Rename the shortcut by right clicking on the shortcut and selecting rename.
Test the new shortcut.
An Internet Explorer window should open pointing to the URL for Banner.
If you had a window to IE already open and when you launched your shortcut to Banner it used that window instead of opening a new one you may need to change a setting in IE. The steps below will help you make the necessary change to have your IE shortcuts use their own window.
Launch Internet Explorer
Click on Tools > Internet Options > Advanced (tab at the top)
Under the section labeled “Browsing” scroll down to the item “Re-use windows for launching shortcuts” and click on the check box to de-select it.
Click on the Apply button.
Click OK to close the Internet Options window.
Now when you launch any IE shortcut from your desktop it will open a new window!