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How To Open Any Website From Your Desktop

Irrespective of your day-to-day online navigation and the computing environment you operate In, there's no doubt that you'll have at least a handful of favorite websites that you visit on a regular basis. Wouldn't It be nice, If you could create Individual desktop shortcuts on your computer, and access each site with a simple double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to do this with Incredible ease.

Nowadays, there are countless ways that you can save your favorite websites, such as In the browser's Bookmarks/Favorites feature or applying Restore Previous Session In Firefox, whereby (as Its name Implies) It will open your previous sessions every time you launch the browser.

If you don't like the Idea of having ex-amount of browser tabs open, nor having to sift through each bookmark to find the website that you're after, then this tutorial Is for you. I will demonstrate how to easily create a shortcut on your desktop of any website you like. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, simply enter the full URL of your favorite website. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've (obviously!) entered this blog. When you've applied yours, hit Next to continue.

Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. I suggest naming It according to the website In question. For Instance, given mine will open this blog, I've named It Windows 10 Tips. Click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:

I've now navigated to my computer's desktop, and as you can see, my Windows 10 Tips shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional by double-clicking It.

Last Step:

As expected, the homepage to this blog has launched. I can now access my blog at any time, via a double-click of the mouse.

Final Thoughts:

I'd say It's safe to assume, that you're Impressed with the simplicity of creating the shortcut. You can create as many as you like, by referencing your favorite websites, and then changing the shortcut's Icon to something that's Identifiable and denotes the site In question. This way, It will make It extremely easy to locate.

Another good thing, Is that the shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, thus have It readily available at all times.


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