Few web browsers like Mozilla Firefox support pinning your favorite website or webpage to the new tab page. But since one can’t pin tens of websites to the new tab page of your browser, you might want to create shortcuts for your favorite websites or webpages on your Windows 10 desktop.
The other advantage of creating website or webpage shortcuts on desktop is that you can launch your favorite webpages with a click without having to open the web browser first.
When you click or tap on the website or webpage shortcut created on the desktop, the website or webpage will be opened in the default web browser.
In this article, we will see all the ways out there to create website or webpage shortcuts on your Windows 10 desktop.
Create website or webpage shortcuts on Windows 10 desktop
Method 1 of 3
This method works on all web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Opera.
Step 1: Open your favourite web browser and open up the website or webpage that you would like to see on your Windows 10 desktop as shortcut.
Step 2: Once the page is loaded, copy the full URL of the website or webpage. To copy the URL, in most web browsers, you just need to right-click on the URL and then click Copy option. Alternatively, you can select the URL and then use Ctrl + C to copy the same.
Step 3: Now, right-click on the empty area of the desktop to see the context menu, click New, and then click Shortcut to open Create Shortcut wizard.
Step 4: In the Type the location of the item field, paste the URL that you copied in Step 2. Click Next button.
Step 5: Type a name for the shortcut that you’re going to create on desktop. We advise you type in the name of the website or webpage.
Finally, click Finish button to create the webpage or website shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop.
You can now click on the website/webpage shortcut to open it in your default web browser.
Method 2 of 3
Create website or webpage shortcut on desktop using Internet Explorer
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer browser and navigate to the website or webpage.
Step 2: Right-click on the empty area of the webpage/website and then click Create Shortcut option.
Step 3: When you see the confirmation dialog, click Yes button to create the website/webpage shortcut on the desktop.
The website/webpage shortcut will be opened in your default browser.
Method 3 of 3
Create website/webpage shortcut using Chrome or Firefox browser
Step 1: Launch Chrome or Firefox browser and resize the browser window in a way so you can see both desktop and browser window.
Step 2: Open up the URL that you want to create the shortcut of on the desktop.
Step 3: Once the page is loaded, click the page icon beside the address bar and drag and drop it on to the desktop to create the shortcut. As simple as that!
On Firefox, drag and drop the icon on the left of the address bar to the desktop to create shortcut.
Click on the desktop shortcut to open the same in your default web browser.
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