Create desktop shortcuts to your favorite web pages

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

Users can create Windows desktop shortcuts to their favorite web pages on the Internet like YouTube, Google, eBay, and others, by following the steps below.

  1. Open the web page.
  2. Resize your browser window so it's not maximized.
  3. In window mode, click-and-drag the icon to the left of the address in the address bar to your desktop. Once over the desktop, release the mouse button to automatically create a shortcut.

Shortcut web page

Tip

If you want to add a website bookmark instead of a specific page, make sure to go to the website home page before doing the above steps.

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