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Add Google Chrome Shortcut To Desktop

Microsoft improved Windows 10 so much that now creating a shortcut to the program on the desktop is a whole problem. Even the most tech savvy and advanced users have to think over for a long time, until they understand how to create this damn shortcut to Chrome. And this is frustrating.

add google chrome shortcut to desktop

Instead of opening Google Docs directly in your browser, you can click on a shortcut on your taskbar or desktop and open the app that way. To do this, open Google Chrome and go to If you want to create a shortcut to a specific document, open that file.

Once you click Create, the shortcut will be added and you can open it just like you would any app on your desktop. It'll open in its own app window, which you can resize and work with as you do other app windows.

Creating a bookmark or desktop shortcut can allow you to quickly access the login page for your Brightly product. Bookmarks (or favorites) are created and accessed through your chosen internet browser. Desktop shortcuts are saved to your desktop and will open your selected browser to the saved URL. These options will not automatically log you into the product, but they will open the login page quickly for you to enter your credentials and log in. *Note: This process may vary depending on your version of Windows (PC) or OSX (Mac) and the browser you are using.

You can also save a shortcut to your desktop that will open your internet browser directly to your login page. Below are instructions for both Windows and Mac machines, however the process may vary depending on the version of your operating system.

This wikiHow teaches you how to create a desktop shortcut to Google's search page in the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari web browsers. You cannot create a desktop shortcut while using Microsoft Edge.

Ok, so if you got that working you can do some more. Why not make a shortcut to Facebook on your desktop? Or Twitter? Or your local newspaper? The first steps above will work for any website, so go ahead and try it.

On my system (Linux) this works unpredictably,sometimes the desktop shortcut is created successfully,some other times instead it creates a weird text file on the desktop,as it happens with this very same site:if I drag the favicon on the desktop,it triggers a process similar to a file copy operation and the final result is this weird text file that looks like a summary of the page source.

Most of us would like to check the favorite website as soon as log in to Windows PC or Mac. One easy way is to bookmark the URL and quickly get into the site from bookmarks bar. However, you first need to launch the browser in order to access the bookmarked webpage. Besides bookmarking it is also possible to launch your favorite website using shortcuts. In this article, we will explain how to create desktop shortcut of a site from Google Chrome and use shortcuts on Chrome new tab page.

Chrome is a platform independent browser that works smoothly on Windows and macOS. However, there are certain differences like the Mac version does not have create desktop shortcut option till version 72. Google introduced this feature for Mac users in version 73. So, update your browser on Mac to use this desktop shortcut feature.

Adding a Chrome shortcut to the Windows 8.1 desktop enables you to bypass the Start screen and launch Chrome directly from the desktop. Microsoft makes creating such shortcuts effortless in File Explorer. However, you must first locate the Google Chrome program or shortcut to do so. The Windows Start screen solves this task by providing a quick method of opening file locations.

If you don't already have a Google Chrome tile on the Windows 8.1 Start screen, type "Google Chrome" while viewing the Start screen to locate the app. Right-click the Chrome app from the search results and then select "Open File Location" to automatically open File Explorer in the appropriate folder. Right-click the Google Chrome icon; choose "Send to" and then select "Desktop (Create Shortcut)" to automatically create the desktop shortcut, which conveniently uses the Google Chrome icon.

Google Chrome is highly customizable and offers a native way to create desktop shortcuts for websites in few steps. To start, open the Chrome browser and head to the website you wish to create a shortcut for. I have opened in a new tab. Once you open the website, click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the browser.

Lastly, click on Create in the pop-up and you will have successfully created a website shortcut on the desktop. There is an option to rename the shortcut and also to enable opening the website shortcut in a new tab whenever you click on it.

Once it is successfully installed, it will show up in the extension tab on the top right corner of the browser. Click on the icon and hit Save Current to save the current webpage as a desktop shortcut. This will download the page in the downloads folder as default.

As soon as the installation is complete, you will see a shortcut icon on the desktop which is in line with the website shortcut that we are trying to make. Whenever you open this shortcut, it will open in a new tab just like an individual app.

So, these were a few ways you could create a shortcut for any website on desktop using Chrome browser. Well, the native way is the easiest for sure, but then I mostly use the extension when I have too many pages open and want to maintain a folder for all.

As said, the website desktop shortcuts you make through the drag-and-drop action will only launch using your default browser. If you want to open them using specific browsers, you must manually create the shortcuts.

Once you have saved the icons you like, go back to your desktop, right-click on the shortcut you made, and select Properties. In the window that will open, select Change Icon. Instead of clicking OK, click Browse. Now, the File Explorer will open, allowing you to locate the icon you downloaded earlier on the web. Select it and click Open. After that, just select OK, Apply, and close the window.

Plus, in Firefox and Safari, you can click on the padlock icon next to Google Calendar's address, hold the mouse and drag the page to your desktop or folder in which you want to locate the shortcut. This method works on Chrome as well.

To make the simple desktop shortcut, it is probably easiest to copy an existing Chrome desktop shortcut and then modify the Target (right-click and select Properties on the copied shortcut). Then you can add the parameters for the chat URL, position, and dimensions.

There are several options if you want a desktop shortcut for Google Drive. One is to download Shift so that you can line Drive up next to all the other apps you use throughout the day. This is especially valuable if you log into Drive using multiple usernames.

2. Open Firefox and navigate to the Web page you want to pin. In the address bar, you'll see a small icon to the left of the URL. Click and hold this icon and drag it onto the desktop to create a shortcut to the Web page.

3. Click the shortcut on the desktop to select it and press Ctrl + C to copy it. Go back to the File Explorer window you opened, click anywhere inside the window, and press Ctrl + V to paste the shortcut into your Start menu.

3. Click the shortcut on the desktop to select it and press Ctrl + C to copy it. Go back to the File Explorer window you previously opened, click anywhere inside the window, and press Ctrl + V to paste the shortcut into your Start menu.

Your app will open in a minimal browser frame. There are no navigation options or even an address bar. It works as if it were a native application. A shortcut for the web app will be created on the desktop and the Start menu. Here I created a few apps, including Pandora, YouTube, and groovyPost.

In addition you can specify a company URL, an executable file on a shared network folder or a domain controller. When you deploy the GPO in your domain, the shortcuts appear on the user desktop of each domain joined computer.

Here are the steps to create a desktop shortcut using Group Policy. On your Windows Server, open the Group Policy Management Console. You can do this either on your domain controller or a member server installed with GPMC console.

Once you complete the steps, you may need to repeat the instructions to install the remaining apps, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. After the installation the apps will be available as shortcuts in the desktop folder.

Unlike using in the browser, Wavebox gives you a true desktop experience. That means you can easily drag and drop events from one day to another, and you can even print out your calendar if you need to. Wavebox also supports keyboard shortcuts, so you can quickly and easily add events without even touching your mouse.

Unlike Firefox, which provides the ability to select a profile every time you start it, Chrome always opens to the default profile. What if you occasionally want to start Chrome using a profile other than the default profile? Normally, you would have to open a Chrome window and then switch to another profile from that browser window. However, you can set up a desktop shortcut to open Chrome directly into a specific profile and you can create one of these shortcuts for each profile you have in Chrome. Read on to find out how easy it is.

Here is how you can create a desktop shortcut for your chrome user profile. If you have different gmail ids this will help you quickly access different g-drive or gmail accounts in separate windows on chrome.

Step 3: Once the page is loaded, on Chrome or Chromium-based Edge, click the page (lock) icon beside the address bar and drag and drop it on to the desktop to create the shortcut. As simple as that!

Shortcut links are the quickest possible way to reach the page or site without wasting your time in a lengthy process. In chrome, to create and add the shortcut links, you need to first launch the site or page whose link you want to create. Now, further, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen and open the more tools option. From there tap on Create Shortcuts and check the name of the link and hit the Create Tab. This will automatically add the shortcut icon link to your desktop.


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