How to Make a Desktop Shortcut of a Web Page

By Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Placing shortcuts on your desktop for your frequently visited web pages is a great way to stay organized. If you need to access a particular web page, simply double-click its shortcut. Your web browser will open and immediately take you to the web page. You can make a desktop shortcut of a web page on any version of Windows with any web browser.

Step 1

Open the web browser of your choice and access the web page to which you want to create a shortcut. Add the web page to your bookmarks.

Step 2

Reduce the size of your open browser if you have it maximized by clicking the "square" icon in the top-right area of the browser window.

Step 3

Click "Bookmarks" and find the web page for which you want to make a desktop shortcut. Click and drag the bookmark to your desktop to create the web page shortcut.

Step 4

Right-click the shortcut, and choose "Rename." Name the shortcut something relevant to the web page.

Step 5

Right-click the shortcut and choose "Properties" if you want to change the icon. Select "Change Icon," and choose your icon from the list. Click "OK" to finish.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also create a desktop shortcut of a web page by right-clicking your desktop. Select "New" followed by "Shortcut." Enter the full web URL ("http" included), and click "Next." Name your shortcut and click "OK."