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PowerTip of the Day

Open Web Page

To quickly open a new web page in the Internet Explorer, you could define a new function called Show-WebPage like this:

#requires -Version 2

function Show-WebPage
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = 'URL to open')]

    Start-Process -FilePath iexplore.exe -ArgumentList $URL

When you run this script and then enter Show-WebPage, the command asks you for a URL to open. You can also submit the URL as argument to Show-WebPage.

Note how the function uses Start-Process to launch the browser of your choice. If you changed the line to…

Start-Process -FilePath $URL

…then the URL would open in your default browser instead.

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