Create Desktop Shortcut for a Web Page

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If you visit or reference a web page on the Internet a lot, then you could either add the web page to your Favorites/Bookmarks or use a desktop shortcut.

 


 

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the web page in your browser
  2. Left click the File drop down menu item in the top of the browser.
  3. Left click Send (a list will slide out for further options)
  4. Left click on Shortcut to Desktop
  5. A pop-up window will confirm this action "Do you want to put a shortcut to this website on your desktop?"
  6. Left click on YES

  7. This action creates the shortcut on your desktop.

Look on your desktop. There should be a new icon that resembles your browser icon for the web page you just created the shortcut for.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the web page in your browser
  2. Resize the Firefox window so you can see both your computer's desktop and the Firefox window on the same screen.
  3. Click the icon on the left of the address bar (where the URL is shown).
  4. While still holding the mouse button down, move the pointer to the desktop, then release the mouse button. The shortcut will be created.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the web page in your browser
  2. Click the Chrome menu  on the browser toolbar.
  3. Select Tools.
  4. Select Create application shortcuts.
  5. In the dialog that appears, choose where you'd like the shortcuts to be placed on your computer.
  6. Click Create.

Safari on PC or MAC

  1. Open the web page in your browser
  2. Resize the Safari window so you can see both your computer's desktop and the Safari window on the same screen.
  3. Click the icon on the left of the address bar (where the URL is shown).
  4. While still holding the mouse button down, move the pointer to the desktop, then release the mouse button. The shortcut will be created.

Safari on iPad

  1. Launch Safari:  Open the web page in your browser
  2. Tap the icon featuring a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the top of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu.
  3. Select "Add to Home Screen" icon option
  4. Select "Add" option in right hand upper corner of window
  5. Now you will see a icon placed on your iPad as seen below:

 

 

 

 

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