Windows 10: How do I make a www address a desktop icon?

Discus and support How do I make a www address a desktop icon? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I'd like to have a few frequently used web pages as icons on my desktop. How do I do this in win 10? 17217 Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by lbeck, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. lbeck Win User

    How do I make a www address a desktop icon?


    I'd like to have a few frequently used web pages as icons on my desktop. How do I do this in win 10?

    :)
     
    lbeck, Aug 17, 2015
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  2. JohnH.18 Win User

    How do I make a shortcut desktop icon for a program in Windows 10?

    Thank you! That did it.
     
    JohnH.18, Aug 17, 2015
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  3. JohnH.18 Win User
    How do I make a shortcut desktop icon for a program in Windows 10?

    I'd like to make desktop icons for programs I use a lot, such as Paint, but things have changed since the days of XP and Vista, the Windows versions I had on my old computers. Right clicking doesn't create a "Copy" option, and neither
    left nor right clicking allows me to drag the Paint heading from the start menu. Is there any way to create the icons I want in Windows 10?
     
    JohnH.18, Aug 17, 2015
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  4. Berton Win User

    How do I make a www address a desktop icon?

    I've saved a couple using the same procedure as in Win8.1 and Win7, go to the site then grab the small icon at the left end of the URL in the Address bar and drag to either the Links/Favorites bar and/or to the Desktop. Double-clicking it opens the browser and takes me to the site. What the icon actually looks like will be determined by whether the site uses a favicon.ico file.
     
    Berton, Aug 17, 2015
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  5. What browser?
    Have you considered pinning the webpages to start menu as well?
     
    chris1neji, Aug 17, 2015
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  6. Torquemada, Aug 17, 2015
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  7. topgundcp Win User
    Just do what post #2 suggested. Here's a screen shot.

    How do I make a www address a desktop icon? [​IMG]


    NOTE: Would work on any browser: Firefox, Chrome, IE etc...
    @lbeck: IMO, it would be better if you put them right in the browser so they are available without going to the desktop.
     
    topgundcp, Aug 17, 2015
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  8. lbeck Win User

    How do I make a www address a desktop icon?

    You guys are great.

    I haven't tried all the solutions, but I thought I had tried the drag/drop routine that I used since XP and it didn't work. I'm admitedly frustrated with the differences in XP, Vista (which I hated) and 7. Never tried 8. I tried the drag/drop this morning and it works. Sorry that I posted too soon without continuing to try. I got it now.

    FWIW I like direct access to some programs like two email accounts w/o needing to go to my browser and finding it in favorites.

    Thanks again.
     
    lbeck, Apr 5, 2018
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