If you are opening a local filemaker database in filemaker, a desktop shortcut would work.
If you are opening a remote filemaker database, it can be opened in two different ways.
One - filemaker is opening the database directly, as if it is on a separate harddrive.
Two - filemaker is opening a shared database from a host server.
One - a desktop shortcut would work.
Two - has to be accessed from within filemaker.
(Two - a local database could be created that opens the hosted database, that database could be opened with a desktop shortcut)
Thanks! I did find an article from 2005 that described how to make a database that opens the remote/hosted database and then put that database on the client and create a desktop shortcut to execute it! And it worked (after about the fifth try!)
I think this was your #Two suggestion.
I appreciate your responding. Have a happy holiday.