How to Create Desktop Shortcuts for Your Favorite Websites

March 2018

Creating desktop shortcuts to access your favorite websites is really easy.

Method 1

Right-click on the desktop, select New > Shortcut and paste the URL in the Location of item field:

Click Next, then give a name to the shortcut, and click Finish.

Method 2

Open your web browser and go to the website of your selection. Simply drag the website's favicon (or the small icon displayed in front of the http) and drop it on your desktop to create a shortcut:

Regardless of the method used, when you double click on the shortcut, the webpage always opens in your default web browser.
Published by deri58. Latest update on November 6, 2016 at 04:00 PM by owilson.
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