Do you need help making a website shortcut on your desktop?

If you have certain websites that you view frequently, you’ve probably already added them as a favorite in your internet browser program, but what if you wanted to save even more time and get to the website directly from your desktop? You can make a website shortcut right on your desktop and then just double click to launch the same as you would any other program. To find out how to do this, read on!

How to make a website shortcut on your desktop…

To create a website shortcut on your desktop, the first thing you’ll have to do is navigate to the website you want to create a shortcut for.  If you’ve already added the website to your favorites, you can open it from there, or just type the website address into the address bar of Internet Explorer or Firefox, or whichever internet browser you prefer. For this example, we will be using Internet Explorer.

Once you on the website you want to create a website shortcut for, simply right click anywhere within the site, and click “Create shortcut”website shortcut How do I make a website shortcut on my desktop?

Once you click “Create shortcut” you will see a small dialogue box similar to the one below asking you to confirm if you’d like to create a website shortcut on your desktop.

website shortcut How do I make a website shortcut on my desktop?After you click the “Yes” button, you will now have a website shortcut on your desktop, that you can double click to launch the website directly from your desktop.

Alternate Method!

You can also create a website shortcut directly from the desktop.  To do this, simply right click on the desktop and click “New” , and then click “Shortcut” on the sub-menu.  When you do, you’ll see a screen like below where you can enter in the website address.website shortcut How do I make a website shortcut on my desktop?

To create a website shortcut on your desktop, just type in the full website address, including “http://”, and click “Next” when you are ready. On the next screen you will be able to name the shortcut.  It is a good idea to name the shortcut with the same name as the website that the shortcut goes to, to prevent confusion.

 

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- Jim