CyberSolutions: How To Create Desktop Shortcuts For Web Pages Using Chrome

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How To Create Desktop Shortcuts For Web Pages Using Chrome

Everyone has a favorite web page that they navigate to as soon as they open their web browser. Whether it’s Facebook, Tumblr or your most beloved tech site (this one) we all have that one page that we consider more important than the rest.
But opening our browser and clicking the bookmark to our beloved David Hasselhoff fan page is so time consuming. We want to known what’s happening in the Hoff’s life now, not two seconds from now.
Thankfully, Google’s Chrome allows you to create application shortcuts for your favorite web pages that can be added directly to your desktop, start menu or taskbar, letting you jump from your desktop to a web page in one click.
  1. Navigate to your favorite page and click the wrench icon in the right corner of the screen.

  2.  Scroll down to Tools and select Create Application Shortcuts.
  3.  From the dialogue box, choose whether you want the shortcut to appear on your Desktop, in your Start menu or pinned to your Taskbar. 
  4. Click create and your shortcut will appear.
It’s worth pointing out that pages opened using shortcuts are stripped of the traditional navigation tools including a browser bar. 
You can, however, click the top left corner of the screen and select Open Browser Window to open a new window in Chrome.

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