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How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website with Chrome

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website with Chrome

July 26, 2021 0 By Alex Balaniuc

Want to find out how you can save some time whenever you want to visit your favorite websites? If you do, keep reading, because in this article we’re going to show you a very simple and quick hack that will allow to do just that!

The method we’ll be talking about consists in creating a desktop shortcut to a website. This shortcut will function as an app in Chrome, therefore will appear on your desktop as a regular application that uses the logo and the name of the website (although you can change the shortcut’s name at the moment of its creation).

Having a shortcut to a website ready to use on the computer desktop won’t seem like a necessity to most people, but, if you have a weak Internet connection, having to go through all of the steps necessary to access a site can become frustrating, since the process will be very slow. Instead of opening Chrome, entering the website’s name, waiting for the search results to appear and clicking on the one you’re interested in, you’ll be able to access your favorite website immediately with a shortcut. But desktop shortcuts can be beneficial to anyone, since they’ll help you greatly if you’re in a hurry and need to go to a website in as little time as possible.

Add a desktop shortcut to a website in a few easy steps

With that being said, let’s get to the interesting part of the article: let’s find out how to create a desktop shortcut to a website with Chrome!

Note: the shortcut feature works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

What to do beforehand

Before we start, make sure that:

– you’re using the Google Chrome web browser

– you’re signed in to your Google account (the shortcut feature might not work if you’re not)

Follow the steps below to create a shortcut:

– first and foremost, open the Google Chrome app

– search for the website you want to add a shortcut to

– now, click on the menu icon in the right upper corner of the screen (the three dots)

– then select More tools > Create shortcut…

– you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the shortcut, but you can also leave the default name

– if you check the “Open as window” option, the app will open its own individual window

– click Create

– close the Chrome window, and you should be able to see the shortcut/app on your desktop!