Windows 10: Creating A Desktop Shortcut To A Opened Page ?

Discus and support Creating A Desktop Shortcut To A Opened Page ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, Embarrassed to ask something so simple, but will blame it on old age. Using W10. Let's say I open up some page from a web site. Fine, it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Robert11, May 19, 2020.

  1. Robert11 Win User

    Creating A Desktop Shortcut To A Opened Page ?


    Hello,

    Embarrassed to ask something so simple, but will
    blame it on old age. Using W10.

    Let's say I open up some page from a web site.

    Fine, it appears.

    But, how can i create a shortcut to leave on my Desktop, such that in the future simply clicking
    on it will find and re-open it up again ?

    I remember, i think, that one could drag the small icon or symbol next to the web address onto the
    desktop, but i can't seem to do this; won't allow me.

    There must be a very simple way of doing this, isn't there ?

    Thanks for help,
    Bob

    :)
     
    Robert11, May 19, 2020
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  2. 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, May 19, 2020
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  3. 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, May 19, 2020
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  4. Creating A Desktop Shortcut To A Opened Page ?

    Adding shortcut to desktop from web page

    Hi,

    Please let us know, which browser are you using to do so?

    Follow the steps below to create shortcuts of websites on the Desktop:

    • When you are viewing a website, right click on the web page and select the Create Shortcut option. The shortcut will be placed on the Desktop.
    • You can also right click the Desktop and select New/Shortcut. In the Location Box, paste the URL to the website.
    • Click Next and Name the shortcut and Click Finish.
    • You can also drag the Icon at the left end of the Address Bar and drop it on the Desktop, when viewing a website to create a shortcut.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, May 19, 2020
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