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How To Quickly Create A Desktop Shortcut Of A Website In IE & Firefox

World Wide Web Creating a desktop shortcut of a frequently visited web site saves you lot of time. In Firefox there is no direction menu option to create a desktop short but Internet Explorer 7.0 allows you to create one by following the menu path File->Send To-> Shortcut to Desktop. This is a traditional way. Now lets see another quick option that works in both IE and Firefox to create the desktop short cut.

  1. Open the browser (IE/Firefox) and browse to the page that you want to create a short cut
  2. Resize the browser so that you can see both desktop and browser
  3. Drag and drop the small icon on the left of the address bar on your desktop. The shortcut will be created.

Quickly Creating Website Shortcut On Desktop

Now all you need to go to favourite website is to double click the desktop icon. You can even consider assigning a keyboard shortcut to the desktop shortcut icon to launch the favourite in much faster way.

Happy browsing!!

15 Comments on How To Quickly Create A Desktop Shortcut Of A Website In IE & Firefox

  1. sam
    February 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Nice stuff…..

  2. Cat Curtis
    May 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm (9 years ago)

    thank you so very much. :D

  3. Rick
    January 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm (10 years ago)

    I have the same… Has to be an F5 or an enter, clicking on the refresh MSIE icon doesn’t do the same. Strange :(
    No one ideas?

  4. JBE
    January 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm (10 years ago)

    When I open my shortcut to a website, it displays a “Page can not be displayed” page. After refrehing the page (F5 or Enter on Adressbar), the webpage is shown. Does anyone has a explanation for this??

  5. Barbara Santee
    January 2, 2010 at 12:20 am (10 years ago)

    I was looking for info on how to create a desktop shortcut for gmail, and the advertising at the top flipped down and obscured the information.

  6. Dorothyann Yanke
    December 13, 2009 at 7:50 am (10 years ago)

    Wow thanks it actually worked and its soo easy usually stuff like this dosent work now i can do this for myspace and all my other stuff THANKS FRO HELPING APRRECIATE IT!!!

  7. ShariPDX
    November 13, 2009 at 4:21 am (10 years ago)

    I just started using FireFox and it’s really superior, BUT their shortcut creation is tedious. I usually have several windows open and having to shrink them all is a pain. Why did they avoid the simple and effective right click short cut creation option?

    I do hope they chang that … soon.

  8. Foodog
    October 31, 2009 at 8:40 am (10 years ago)

    Uh, not so fast…. if you are using FireFox in Vista or Win 7 and you drag the URL to the desktop you get a FireFox icon, add five or six and you have 5 or 6 FireFox icons not individual Siticons such as with IE8 Apparently this is a bug with FireFox

  9. Stephen
    October 15, 2009 at 8:18 am (10 years ago)

    Yes but how can I add a button to ,my website that a user can click to send a shortcut icon to their desktop? I found a button code on Google for it, but it doesn’t work.

  10. Sarva
    February 8, 2009 at 9:48 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks, its really cool!

  11. Nas
    January 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm (11 years ago)

    jwwishart, in your shortcut just add

    “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

    before the url name e.g.

    “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” (there is a space between the two)

  12. venkat
    November 3, 2008 at 12:27 pm (11 years ago)

    thanks I blogged it.

  13. jwwishart
    October 28, 2008 at 5:48 am (11 years ago)

    Any idea how to make one that opens Specifically in IE or Specifically in FireFox… For example, I connect to Sharepoint but it really requires IE, yet FireFox is my default browser!!! Thoughts?

  14. Vijay
    October 16, 2008 at 8:12 pm (11 years ago)

    One more shortcut creation. cool tip.


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