Saturday, 25 May 2013

How to add a Webpage shortcut on your Desktop

To add a shortcut to a webpage is really very simple. Below I will describe the  windows method & the easier browser method.

Windows method

Right click on your desktop a menu will appear select  'New' then select 'Shortcut'

right click desktop to create a new shortcut

Copy the URL from your browser address bar and paste it in the text box 'Location of the Item'

Internet shortcut screenshot 1
then click 'Next.'

Internet shortcut screenshot 2
Name the short cut to what ever name you want to call it then click 'Finish'

Browser Method
You can use your browser  whether it be Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome to create a shortcut on your computer's desktop to a page you've visited:
  1. Re-size your browser window so you can see both your computer's desktop and the browser window on the same screen.
  2. Click on the site icon next to the location bar, i.e. where the web address (URL) is shown.
  3. While still holding the mouse button down, move the pointer to the desktop, then release the mouse button. The shortcut will be created.

    drag address from browser.png
You can also drag and drop items to the desktop from the Bookmarks menu and the Bookmarks and History sidebar to create shortcuts.
You can then rename the shortcut to what ever you want and when you click on it your default browser will open and display the page for which you made the shortcut.

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