Windows 10: How to put a website shortcut onto desktop?

Discus and support How to put a website shortcut onto desktop? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Friend trying to put icon from a website on her desktop for easy access. On my computer you just highlight URL and drag to desktop. Hers won't do it!... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JBear59, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:02 AM.

  1. JBear59 Win User

    How to put a website shortcut onto desktop?


    Friend trying to put icon from a website on her desktop for easy access. On my computer you just highlight URL and drag to desktop. Hers won't do it! Brand new computer, so I'm assuming latest MS OS.


    Somebody tell me we're just dorks and it's easy to do!




    ***Modified title from probably stupidly easy......but how to put icons on desktop?!?!***

    :)
     

  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, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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  3. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    I tried using Edge that comes with the computer and I can see the logo you are talking about. When I try to drag it to the desktop you can see that I have it but as soon as I drop it the window opens rather than putting the shortcut icon on the desktop.
     
    mik-dav 1500, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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  4. keakar Win User

    How to put a website shortcut onto desktop?

    ad blocker doesnt run for my website shortcuts

    first off, im using IE11, yes I know boo hiss its the devil, its too unsafe, but anyway....

    I have adblocker and I cant find any reports on this issue but if I open the browser with the browser link adblock runs and its protected, but lets say I have a desktop shortcut to go to my email or here, well when you use a desktop shortcut to the websites, the browser opens without adblock running. I confirmed this in task manager that it is indeed still off and not a running process. I also noted that adblock is not listed in the services list but im not sure if it should be or not.

    so any help or advice on this would be great, I use desktop shortcuts for stuff and this means adblocker isn't running for nearly half of my online activities, maybe more. if it cant run anytime the browser is open then why have it, I see nothing in the way of settings or preferences options except a website block list or allow ads for this site.
     
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