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    Create Website Shortcut in Windows


    How to: Create Website Shortcut in Windows

    How to Create Website Shortcut in Windows


    This tutorial will show you different ways to create a website shortcut that will open in a web browser of your choice in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:




    OPTION ONE [/i] Create Website Shortcut on Desktop in Google Chrome that Always Opens in Google Chrome
    1. For how, see: How to Create a Desktop Shortcut of Website in Google Chrome





    OPTION TWO [/i] Create Website Shortcut on Desktop that Always Opens in Default Web Browser
    1. Open Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox.

    2. Open the website (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) you want to create a desktop shortcut for in the web browser.

    3. Drag and drop the icon just to the left of the address bar (where the website URL is shown) on the desktop. (see screenshots below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    4. You will now have a desktop shortcut to the website. (see screenshot below)

    *note You can change icon, and move this desktop shortcut to where you like if wanted.

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Create Website Shortcut that Always Opens in Default Web Browser
    1. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2. Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the URL address of the website (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) you want to create a shortcut to into the location field, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Type a name you want for this website shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    4. You will now have a desktop shortcut to the website. (see screenshot below)

    *note You can change icon and move this desktop shortcut to where you like if wanted.

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION FOUR [/i] Create Custom Website Shortcut that Always Opens in Internet Explorer
    1. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2. Type the location you want to use below, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    (Opens in new Internet Explorer window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" URL

    OR

    (Opens in new Internet Explorer InPrivate window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -private URL

    *note Substitute URL in the location above with the actual website (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://www.tenforums.com



    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Type a name you want for this website shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    4. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION FIVE [/i] Create Custom Website Shortcut that Always Opens in Microsoft Edge
    *note This option will only be available in Windows 10.
    1. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2. Type the location below, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow %windir%\explorer microsoft-edge:URL

    *note Substitute URL in the location above with the actual website (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: %windir%\explorer microsoft-edge:https://www.tenforums.com



    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Type a name you want for this website shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Microsoft Edge website shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, and click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    *note You can browse to and select any icon you want to use instead.
    *Arrow %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe


    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this website shortcut to where you like for easy use. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION SIX [/i] Create Custom Website Shortcut that Always Opens in Google Chrome
    1. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2. Type the location you want to use below depending on if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows installed, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    (32-bit Windows - Opens in current Google Chrome window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" URL

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens in new Google Chrome window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -new-window URL

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens in current Google Chrome Incognito window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito URL

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens in new Google Chrome Incognito window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito -new-window URL

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens in current Google Chrome Guest window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -guest URL

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens in new Google Chrome Guest window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -guest -new-window URL

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens in current Google Chrome window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" URL

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens in new Google Chrome window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -new-window URL

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens in current Google Chrome Incognito window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito URL

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens in new Google Chrome Incognito window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito -new-window URL

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens in current Google Chrome Guest window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -guest URL

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens in new Google Chrome Guest window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -guest -new-window URL

    *note Substitute URL in the location above with the actual website (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://www.tenforums.com



    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Type a name you want for this website shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    4. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this website shortcut to where you like for easy use. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION SEVEN [/i] Create Custom Website Shortcut that Always Opens in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2. Type the location you want to use below, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    (Opens in current Firefox window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" URL

    OR

    (Opens in new Firefox window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -new-window URL

    OR

    (Opens in current Firefox Private window)
    *Arrow "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -private-window URL


    *note Substitute URL in the location above with the actual website (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" https://www.tenforums.com



    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Type a name you want for this website shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]

    4. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this website shortcut to where you like for easy use. (see screenshot below)

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Brink, Jun 16, 2018
    #1

  2. Create desktop shortcuts to websites with Edge

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Open a webpage in Microsoft Edge.
    • Click the three dots at top right corner.
    • Choose Open with Internet Explorer.
    • Right Click and click on create shortcut.
    • The shortcut shall open in Microsoft Edge, if it is your default browser.


    Hope it helps. Do let us know if your issue is resolved. For any further assistance, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Create shortcut to open website in Edge when IE is default webbrower

    Thank you for the suggestion, but this poses two problems for my users:
    1. The icon is that of a batch file and not of Edge, which would require me to change the icon for each shortcut on each PC.
    2. This starts a command prompt window which pops up momentarily, which is confusing for a user.
    I'd like to (ideally) have shortcut that has the Edge icon and opens in Edge directly.

    Thanks!
     
    SomeoneNamedJoe, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Create Website Shortcut in Windows

    website icons on windows ten

    Hi Bryan,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to create a Desktop shortcut for the website on Windows 10.

    • Launch Internet Explorer and go to the website.
    • From Menu tab click on File.
    • Select Send and choose Shortcut to desktop.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. SaraTee Win User
    Create desktop shortcuts to websites with Edge

    If I'm shopping away in IE and create a shortcut to that webpage on the desktop from IE, if I haven't cleared my cache, it remembers the stuff in my cart for the IE shortcut (for as long as the cookie is good, not just a shopping cart but other similar pages).
    I can't do this in Edge unless I create a Favorite for it IN Edge. Then there is no nice quick link from my desktop, I have to open Edge and select the Favorite. Used this many times with IE desktop links when Black Friday shopping.

    Point is it's annoying because Microsoft wants Edge to be the default browser but then the Microsoft employee on here responds with the suggestion to send it to IE to create a Desktop shortcut. I'm using Edge on my Android phone and I can send a shortcut
    for a webpage to the Android Launcher - but I can't do the same with Edge on my Windows 10 computer?

    It is a very basic task that should not require multiple steps of opening another application to create a desktop shortcut is the point I think of the OP.
     
    SaraTee, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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