How to Save a Web Page as a Shortcut

by C. Taylor

Almost everyone knows that you can bookmark a website (or make it a favorite), so you can easily locate the site again from your browser. However, you may be unaware that you can add a desktop shortcut that will automatically launch your default browser and navigate to the website in one action.

Open your browser and navigate to the web page you want to save as a shortcut.

Click the URL in the address field. The URL will be highlighted. If it is not, hold the "Ctrl" key and press "A" to highlight the URL.

Hold the "Ctrl" key and press "C" to copy the URL.

Right-click in an empty area of the Windows desktop, point to "New" and click "Shortcut."

Hold the "Ctrl" key and press "V" to paste the shortcut in the Create Shortcut window. Click "Next."

Type a name for the shortcut and click "Finish" to save a shortcut to the web page.