First Direct Internet Banking Plus – Application Shortcut

I have recently tried using the First Direct  Internet banking plus application, which works very well.

However I am lazy and want to have to have to go to the first direct website all the time, to launch the app. Also, I don’t use IE as my default web browser and the direct link on the first direct page is hidden by JavaScript. Which means it’s not possible to use a normal web shortcut.

After some experimentation, I found creating the application shortcut with the below code works well:

"C:Program Files (x86)Internet Exploreriexplore.exe" https://internetbankingplus2.firstdirect.com/ibplus/homePage_10.jsp

(this is a shortcut for a 64-bit system hence the (x86), if on a 32-bit system modify the link accordingly)