Create a shortcut key for Internet web pages
Create a PC shortcut key to a favorite web page by following the steps below. Once a shortcut is created, you can have the shortcuts to your favorite web pages on your desktop or anywhere else on the computer.
Click-and-drag the web page icon
If your browser window is maximized, make it a window. Once done, click-and-drag the icon or lock next to the URL in the address bar and drag it to where you want the shortcut. For example, in the below address bar of Computer Hope you would drag the CH icon to your desktop or another location.
Once the shortcut is created, locate the shortcut, right-click it and select Properties. In the shortcut properties window, assign a new shortcut key and click OK. Now when the shortcut key is pressed, the web page is automatically loaded.
Create a new shortcut and point to the web address
- Create a new shortcut on your desktop or anyplace you want the shortcut to appear.
- For the location of the item, enter the full web address. For example, Computer Hope would be: https://www.computerhope.com/
- Enter the name of the Shortcut and click Ok. The new shortcut is now created and can be assigned a shortcut by right-clicking the shortcut and selecting Properties. In the shortcut Properties window, assign a new shortcut key and click OK. Now when the shortcut key is pressed, the web page is automatically loaded.
Internet Explorer users
Users using Internet Explorer can quickly do this by right-clicking an empty spot of a web page and click Create Shortcut. For example, right-click an empty spot on this page to see the available option.