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How to create Windows Desktop Shortcut to Specific Web Page

Introduction

You can create a bookmark in Firefox or favorite in Internet Explorer to access your frequently visited web page. However, there is a quicker way to access a web page – Windows desktop shortcut. Double click on the shortcut starts up the application with the right web page.

Steps to Create Desktop Shortcut to web Page

  1. Open up your browser and use it to go to your web page.
  2. Create a favorite in Internet Explorer (or bookmark in Firefox)

    Add webpage to Favorites

    Add webpage to Favorites

  3. Right click on the just created favorite and select “Copy”

    Copy Item from Favorites

    Copy Item from Favorites

  4. Paste it on the Desktop.

    Paste into Desktop

    Paste into Desktop

  5. Now you have a shortcut pointing to the specific web page.

    Webpage Shortcut on Desktop

    Webpage Shortcut on Desktop

Alternative ways

After you create favorite (bookmark), you can drag it to your desktop.

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