Easily Pin Your Favorite Websites to Your Desktop with Chromes Create Desktop Shortcut Feature

Creating Desktop Shortcuts in Chrome

Writing and typing long URLs of your favorite websites can appear tedious. Wouldn't it be useful to have a shortcut on your desktop which you can click to access these sites directly without going through the trouble of typing in the URL?

A desktop shortcut is created to access a particular website quickly and conveniently. This shortcut which appears on your desktop is like any other shortcut to documents, presentations, images, etc. which are stored on your computer.

Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers developed and maintained by Google. With its modern, light-weight design, Chrome has become the go-to browser for internet users.

Creating a desktop shortcut in Chrome is quite a breeze. Here's how you can go about it.

  1. If you haven't opened the website yet, you may open it directly from Chrome's address bar. Alternately, if the site is already open, proceed to the next step.
  2. You can view and access the website's favicon in the address bar. The favicon is the website's shortcut icon.
  3. Just drag and drop this favicon from the address bar onto your desktop.
  4. That's it! You have now created the shortcut on your desktop.

You can launch and access the website directly from your desktop whenever you wish. This way, you will not have to type in the website URL every single time you wish to visit it.

An important limitation is that this feature is available only for websites that is open in Chrome browser. This means that you cannot use this feature for sites which are open in other browsers. For example, if you want to create a desktop shortcut for a website that is open in Firefox, you can't use the Chrome shortcut feature.

Creating a desktop shortcut in Chrome is an incredibly useful feature as it allows you to access your favorite websites easily. The process is quick and straightforward - all you have to do is drag the favicon from the address bar to your desktop. There are limitations to this feature, however, such as the fact that it works only with websites that are open in Chrome.