To open a website from the desktop, you can create a custom shortcut. Here are the steps to create or add a website shortcut on the desktop.
Almost every one of us will have a few websites that we visit on a daily basis. To access a website, we just type in the URL in the address bar or use a bookmark. For the most part, this is not a big deal. However, to make things a bit more interesting and easy, you can create a dedicated link for any website on your desktop. Whenever you want to open the website, just click on the desktop shortcut and the website will launch itself in the browser.
Both the Edge Chromium and Google Chrome browsers allow you to create a website desktop shortcut in Windows 10. So, without further ado, let me share with you the steps to create a desktop shortcut for a website in Chrome and Edge browsers in Windows 10.
- Create website shortcut on desktop in Chrome browser
- Create website desktop shortcut in the Edge Chromium browser
How to Create website desktop shortcut in Chrome browser
To create a desktop shortcut for a webpage in Chrome browser, follow the steps below.
- First, open the Google Chrome browser.
- After opening the browser, go to the website for which you can create the shortcut.
- Once the webpage is loaded, click on the “Menu” icon (three horizontal dots) on the top-right corner.
- Select “More tools → Create Shortcut” option from the menu.
- Type a name for the shortcut or let the default be and click on the “Add” button.
That is it. As soon as you confirm the action, Chrome will add the desktop shortcut for your website or webpage. Whenever you want to open the webpage, double-click on the shortcut you just created.
Create website desktop shortcut in the Edge Chromium browser
For Edge Chromium, these are the steps you should follow.
- Open the Edge Chromium browser.
- Visit the website for which you want to create a shortcut.
- Now, “Restore Down” the window so that you can see both the Edge browser and the desktop at the same time. Take a look at the image below for reference.
- Now, drag and drop the Lock icon in the Edge address bar to your desktop.
- As soon as you drop, Edge will create the website desktop shortcut.
The desktop link you created using the Edge browser will open the site in the default browser. For instance, my default browser is Google Chrome, so the shortcut corresponds to that browser.
That is all. It is that simple to create a website desktop shortcut in Chrome or Edge in Windows 10. Just like the desktop shortcut, you can also pin websites to the Windows 10 taskbar. If you are interested in that, take a look at the article for instructions on how to do it.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.