Want to open multiple websites, URLs, or links at once in Windows 10? You can do it using a simple batch script. Here’s how.
When using a computer on daily basis, for some of you, there will be a few websites that you visit almost every day. These websites can be anything from news to entertainment to professional to personal. In fact, opening these links becomes a routine for most people. This is especially true for professional & office users and students. For instance, I personally have some 10 to 15 websites that I open immediately after turning on the laptop every morning. For me, these websites give me the push to start the work day.
If you are frequently opening the same multiple websites every time, you can use a simple batch script to open multiple URLs at once. This eliminates the need to manually type the URLs in the browser address bar or go through the bookmarks list. If needed, you can even schedule the batch file to run automatically.
In this quick and simple Windows 10 guide, let me show you the steps to create a batch script to open multiple websites at once in the default browser.
Open multiple websites at once
To open the multiple websites or links at once, follow the steps listed below.
1. First, we need to create a new batch script that can launch multiple URLs. So, go to the desktop, right-click on empty space and select the “New -> Text document” option. This action will create a new text file.
2. Since we want to create a batch file, rename the text file to “OpenWebsites.bat.” If you see a confirmation message, click “Yes” to continue. You can name the file anything you want. Just make sure that you replace the .txt extension with .bat. The .bat extension is what tells Windows that it is a batch script file.
Important note: If you cannot see the file extension or if the file did not change from text type to batch type, enable file extensions.
3. After creating the batch file, we need to add the script that opens multiple websites at once. To do that, right-click on the file you just created and select the “Edit” option.
4. As soon as you choose the Edit option, the batch file will be opened in the text editor. Here, paste the below code. Replace “https://www.example.com” with the URLs of your choice. If you have more websites, simply replicate the “start https://www.example.com” line as many times as you want. If you don’t have that many websites, remove the lines you don’t need.
@echo off start https://www.windowsloop.com start https://www.example.com start https://www.example.com start https://www.example.com start https://www.example.com start https://www.example.com start https://www.example.com
5. Press “Ctrl + S” shortcut or select “File -> Save” option to save the file. After saving the file, close it.
6. Now, double-click on the file, and all the websites you added in the file will be opened immediately in the default browser.
From now on, whenever you want to open multiple websites, simply double-click on the bat file and you are done.
That is it. It is that simple to open multiple websites at once in Windows. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.
Did you know that you can open a URL on schedule with task scheduler?