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Add Site Link as Desktop Shortcut using Firefox on the Computer

Are you looking to create links as desktop shortcuts in Firefox browser? Learn how to generate shortcuts for your favorite websites on your desktop.

Firefox browser has a feature to help us create a site desktop shortcut, which can be used for launching a website.

To create this site shortcut, we need to resize the browser window to view the desktop screen and then drag and drop the site address from the address bar to the desktop screen. It will immediately create a shortcut launcher with the Firefox or site logo.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to add a website shortcut link to the computer desktop screen using the Mozilla Firefox app.

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Create site Shortcut Link on Desktop

Adding the browser desktop shortcut is easy. However, creating the site desktop shortcut is a bit different. Follow these steps to add a site shortcut to the desktop:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.
  2. Open the Website URL you want to add to the desktop screen.
  3. Resize the browser window to see the Firefox and desktop screens.
    resize the firefox browser window
  4. Click and hold the mouse pointer on the Padlock padlock icon icon in the address bar.
  5. Drag and drop to the desktop screen.
    Firefox Padlock icon for creating desktop shortcutIt will create a desktop shortcut for the sites.

We can double-click the created shortcut link on the desktop to open the site in Mozilla Firefox without launching the browser.

Bottom Line

The Firefox browser offers a simple to create a site shortcut link on the computer desktop. We must drag and drop the website URL with the padlock icon on the empty desktop space.

You can also create the folder on your desktop and drop the site shortcuts in this folder instead of cluttering your desktop screen.

If you do not want to create the shortcut link on the desktop screen, add the site address to the shortcut section on the home screen or save the site as a browser bookmark in Firefox.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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