How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

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This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE).

Creating a desktop shortcut you frequently visit is useful. It allows you to double-click the icon from your desktop to launch the browser and open the website. The desktop icon will open the website in the browser you used when creating the shortcut.

3 Simple Steps to Create a Shortcut to a Website

The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a shortcut using Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer (IE).

  1. Resize your Web browser so you can see the browser and your desktop in the same screen.
  2. Left click the icon located to the left side of the address bar. This is where you see the full URL to the website.
  3. Continue to hold down the mouse button and drag the icon to your desktop. This creates the shortcut.

Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website.

After creating the shortcut you can right-click on the icon and select Rename to edit the text description.

Edit Desktop Shortcut Text

 

 

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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