How to create a website shortcut on desktop

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How to create a website shortcut on desktop
Create a shortcut to a website on your desktop. (laptop image by Ewe Degiampietro from Fotolia.com)

All modern web browsers allow you to save links to the websites you visit most often. Referred to as "Favorites" in internet Explorer, or "Bookmarks" in nearly all other browsers, these links allow you to access commonly used sites with just one or two clicks. You also have the option of creating a website shortcut on your desktop, so that you can access the site without even opening your browser. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Chrome allow you to perform this task quickly.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Using internet Explorer

  1. 1

    Navigate to the page for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

  2. 2

    Click "Favorites" in the top menu bar and select "Add to Favorites."

  3. 3

    Give the favourite a name and click "Add."

  4. 4

    Click the "Favorites" menu and hold the cursor over the favourite you just created.

  5. 5

    Click the favourite, hold your click, drag the favourite over your desktop, and then release your click.

    Using Firefox

  1. 1

    Navigate to the page for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

  2. 2

    Click "Bookmarks" in the top menu bar and select "Bookmark This Page."

  3. 3

    Give the bookmark a name and click "Done."

  4. 4

    Click the "Bookmarks" menu and hold the cursor over the bookmark you just created.

  5. 5

    Click the bookmark, hold your click, drag the bookmark over your desktop, and then release your click.

    Using Opera

  1. 1

    Navigate to the page for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

  2. 2

    Click "Bookmarks" in the top menu bar and select "Bookmark Page."

  3. 3

    Give the bookmark a name and click "OK."

  4. 4

    Click the "Bookmarks" menu, select "Manage Bookmarks," and then hold the cursor over the bookmark you just created.

  5. 5

    Click the bookmark, hold your click, drag the bookmark over your desktop, and then release your click.

    Using Chrome

  1. 1

    Navigate to the page for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

  2. 2

    Click the icon resembling a star, located directly to the left of the address bar.

  3. 3

    Give the bookmark a name and click "Done."

  4. 4

    Click the "Tools" menu, select "Bookmark Manager," and then hold the cursor over the bookmark you just created.

  5. 5

    Click the bookmark, hold your click, drag the bookmark over your desktop, and then release your click.

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