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How to create a website shortcut on desktop

Updated July 20, 2017

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.

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

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

Give the favourite a name and click "Add."

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

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

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

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

Give the bookmark a name and click "Done."

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

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

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

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

Give the bookmark a name and click "OK."

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

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

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

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

Give the bookmark a name and click "Done."

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

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

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About the Author

Craig Witt has written professionally since 2005 in the public and private sectors as a journalist, marketing copywriter and public relations professional. He most often writes consumer software and hardware how-to articles for eHow. Witt has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Washington.