How to Create a Shortcut to a Website

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How to Create a Shortcut to a Website: The article will help you learn how to create shortcut to a website on the desktop of your PC while working with your preferred browser. No matter what browser you are using the simple methods given below will help you to learn how create a shortcut to a website.

Ways to Create a Shortcut to a Website

1. Create a shortcut to a website using Drag & Drop

The method is suitable to create a shortcut to a website for all types of browsers

  • Open the browser you are using for example Chrome etc.
  • Now open your preferred web page/website
  • Minimize the window of your web browser so that both desktop and browser are visible to you.
  • Head to address bar on your web browser
  • Drag – small icon (lock shaped), globe icon or info icon present besides web address to your desktop.

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2. Create a shortcut using “Save as” Option

The method is suitable to create website shortcut on desktop for all types of browsers excluding Microsoft Edge

  • Open the browser you are using for example Chrome etc
  • Now open your preferred web page/website
  • Right click – web page and select Save As/Save page as or simply press – Ctrl+S keys using your keyboard
  • You will see a window saying – Save As
  • Select- Desktop
  • In the box File name – enter the name you wish to choose for creating internet shortcut
  • Click on- Save

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3. Method 3 to create website shortcut on desktop

The method is suitable to create website shortcut on desktop for all types of browsers

  • Open the browser you are using for example Chrome etc
  • Now open your preferred web page/website
  • Right click on web address present in the address bar of the web browser and select- Copy (in this case ensure that the URL or web address is selected)

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  • Close/minimize – web browser window
  • Right click on desktop and head to New and select- Shortcut

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  • Right click on- location bar and select- Paste so that you can copy the link of the website you want into location bar

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  • Click- Next
  • Type any name for the shortcut
  • Click- Finish

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4. Using Browser Settings

  • Open the browser – Chrome
  • Now open your preferred web page/website
  • Look for the options button to the top right
  • Head to – More tools and select – Add to desktop
  • You will see a window that appears saying – Add to desktop
  • Here you can change/edit internet shortcut’s name if you wish to.
  • Click – Add so that the shortcut is saved
  • You can see a catchy icon added to the shortcut

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Conclusion

Every one of us love to visit our favorite pages again and again but for that we don’t want to hunt them over the Internet again and again. Sometimes you may bookmark you favorite webpage/website but going all through browser menu to find the favorite bookmark is time consuming. In all such cases you can just create a shortcut to a website on your desktop and simply access the webpage without straight from the desktop. It becomes easy to start enjoying being on your favorite webpage right after you start your PC and visit desktop.

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Ajit Yadav

Author Bio: Ajit yadav is a professional blogger and co-founder of WindowsClassroom. He is a software engineer by education and blogger & writer by profession.

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