Website shortcuts on the desktop

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I know some people who don’t use the “Favorites” or “Bookmarks” feature of their web browser. For example, if they want to go to this blog page, they would actually click in the address bar at the top of the window, and type out “”. What a waste of time!

A faster way is to store often-visited websites in your Favorites (if you use Internet Explorer), or Bookmarks (if you use Firefox). When you are at the website you want to remember, do a right-click in an open area. In the menu that pops up, choose “Add to Favorites” or “Bookmark this page”. Then, whenever you want to get back to that page, just click on it in your list.

However, if you commonly want to visit one particular website, and you want to get their as quickly as possible when the only thing showing on your computer is your desktop, there is a faster way.

First, go to the website you want to visit frequently. Then, drag the web browser window down so that you can see part of your desktop also. Now, find the icon in the address bar (this will be the little icon just to the left of the “http”. Drag that icon to the desktop and drop it there.

Now, whenever you are looking at your desktop, you can just double click that icon. Your default web browser (either IE or Firefox) will open immediately to that website.

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