Creating a desktop shortcut using Google Chrome is quite easy. By creating a shortcut on your Window’s desktop to a favorite site will get you to the site quickly by simply clicking on the shortcut. I personally have shortcuts on the desktop to my Gmail, my calendar, my notes, my Google Drive, etc…
Here are the steps to create a Windows desktop shortcut with Google Chrome:
- Open Google Chrome and go to the site you desire to create a shortcut for. In my case, I went to my site at www.whatsonmypc.net.
- Once the site loads, go to the top right corner of the browser and click on the three vertical dots to open the Google Chrome Menu.
- When the menu opens, click on “More Tools”; then click on “Create Shortcut”
- When the “Create Shortcut” dialog box appears, you can name the shortcut whatever you want to name it. In this case, I named the shortcut “What’s On My PC”. I typically keep the name of the shortcut to a short easily identifiable name.
- You will also see an option where you can open the shortcut as a Window if you desire. My advice, leave the box unchecked.
- Click on “Create” and the shortcut will be created on your Windows desktop where it makes it easy for you to go directly to the site.
- If you decide you no longer want the shortcut, simply delete it from the desktop.