Google Chrome is the most loved and used web browser out there. With over 60% browser market share, it’s easily the leading internet browser available for computers and smartphones.
Probably the fastest way to launch the Chrome browser in Windows 10/11 is to use the search or pin it to the taskbar and then click on it to open it.
In addition to these methods, many users prefer creating a Google Chrome desktop on the desktop so that they can launch it quickly and easily.
If you would also like to create a desktop shortcut to the Google Chrome browser, complete the directions below.
Method 1 of 3
Create a Google Chrome shortcut on the desktop in Windows 10/11
Step 1: In the taskbar/Start menu search box, type Google Chrome to see Google Chrome’s entry in the search results.
Step 2: Right-click on its entry and then click the Open file location option. This will open the Start menu programs folder.
Step 3: In the folder, locate Google Chrome’s entry. Copy the Google Chrome entry. Make sure that you are copying the entry and not cutting it.
Step 4: On an empty spot on the desktop, right-click and then click Paste. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the Chrome icon to the desktop to create a shortcut.
That’s it! You have successfully placed a Google Chrome shortcut on your Windows 10/11 desktop.
Method 2 of 3
Create Chrome shortcut on the desktop in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Open the Run command box using search or Windows logo + R hotkey.
Step 2: Next, copy and paste the following path and press the Enter key to open the path in File Explorer.
NOTE: In the above path, replace the letter “C” with the drive letter of your Windows 10/11 installation.
Step 3: Finally, on Windows 10 PCs, right-click the Chrome entry, click Send to, and then select the Desktop (create shortcut)option. On Windows 11, right-click on the Chrome entry, click Show more options, click Send to and then click Desktop (create shortcut) to Chrome shortcut on Windows 10/11 desktop.
Method 3 of 3
Create Chrome shortcut on Mac desktop
Step 1: On your Mac, open Finder.
Step 2: In the left pane of Finder, click on Applications to open the Applications folder.
Step 3: Here, locate the Chrome entry. Once you find the entry, drag and drop it to the Desktop area to create a shortcut. Simple as that!
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