Creating a Desktop Shortcut

Creating a desktop shortcut to a website you frequently visit is useful. It allows you to double-click the icon from your desktop to launch the browser and open the website. The desktop icon will open the website in the browser you used when creating the shortcut.

The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Edge.


1) Resize your Web browser so you can see the browser and you’re desktop in the same screen.

2) Left click the icon located to the left side of the address bar. This is where you see the full URL to the website.

3) Continue to hold down the mouse button and drag the icon to your desktop. This creates the shortcut.

4) After creating the shortcut you can right-click on the icon and select rename to edit the text description.

Google Chrome

1) Navigate to

2) Select the 3 vertical dots in the upper right of the browser

3) Hover over More tools

4) Select Create shortcut

5) Rename the shortcut if you wish

6) Check your Desktop


Microsoft Edge

1) Navigate to

2) Select the 3 horizontal dots

3) Click on Pin this page to the taskbar

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