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How to Add Shortcut Link to Home Screen in Firefox Computer?

Learn how to create a desktop shortcut in the firefox browser. You can drag and drop the link on the desktop screen from firefox to create link shortcuts.

Firefox is the second most loved browser all around the world. I also prefer to use Firefox because of its powerful features and easy to use interface. Firefox comes with a lot of powerful features that make the browsing experience much better.

No matter which device you’re using to surf Firefox, it would be considered a great help to add your favorite website on the desktop of the computer.

This way you will be able to access your preferred website directly from the desktop screen of your computer. You won’t even need to open the browser to load the website.

Most of the time I used to surf my blog and found it difficult to enter the URL each time when I open my browser. So I have done my research to find all the possible options that can help me learn about how to add a shortcut to the home screen in Firefox computer and came up with the following solutions. Read on to find out!

How to Add Firefox Shortcut to Desktop?

It is a known fact that most of the average computer users open their computers to load the website as often. For instance, if you’re a blogger like me and launch the Firefox browser to see your website then it would be a great option for you to add your blog to the home screen of the computer.

If you’re a non-techie, then you might assume that it is quite a difficult task to add a shortcut to the home screen. However, in reality, it is quite a simple task, all you need to do is follow some simple steps. In the end, you will be able to notice your favorite Firefox site on your computer home screen.

Now without revolving around the topic, let’s talk about the possible steps involved in creating a Firefox shortcut to the home screen of the computer. These steps won’t take more than a minute to follow.

Follow these steps on how to add Firefox shortcut to desktop: 

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.
  2. Open the URL of the website which you want to add to the desktop of your computer.
  3. Now you need to resize the Firefox window in such a way so you can see both the Firefox window as well as the desktop screen of your computer.
    resize the firefox browser window
  4. Hover your mouse on the padlock icon icon available on the left of the website.
  5. Drag and drop the padlock icon to the desktop of the computer.
    Firefox Padlock icon for creating desktop shortcut
  6. Now you will be able to notice the desktop icon of your favorite website.

Whenever you want to access the website simply click on the desktop icon and the website will load on your screen. Follow similar steps to add all your favorite websites to the desktop screen of the computer. The Firefox homepage shortcut helps you browse your favorite sites more easily than before!

Bottom Line: Firefox Desktop Shortcut Link

I hope after following the steps mentioned above, you’re able to add Firefox homepage shortcut without any worries. No matter which shortcut you have created, you always have the option to rename it to a name you like. With the creation of my website BrowserHow as a desktop shortcut on Firefox, I can open and use my blog easily without making much effort. Isn’t it interesting?

With the help of all the solutions, we have discussed so far, you can also create shortcuts in other folders too except your desktop. All you need to do is drag and drop the website URL to the folder of your choice instead of the desktop. After that, you can also copy or move the shortcut to another location.

Additionally, you can also set the size of the shortcut icon as per your preference from small, medium, or large.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s informative post about how to add Firefox shortcut to the desktop. If yes, then do share this post with your friends and family members. If you think we have missed something, do let us know.

Which websites have you added as a desktop shortcut on Firefox? Have you marked the social media site or your corporate site?

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4 thoughts on “How to Add Shortcut Link to Home Screen in Firefox Computer?”

  1. Anil v

    I am a Ubuntu user and it doesn’t work on 20.10 while it’s easy to add a shortcut from chrome. Is there any other way that works on Firefox for Linux distros

  2. George

    This way does not work with a “protected” link (… like!
    To copy this link requires access-rights! How to cope with that??

    1. Editor

      You need to make the shortcut link of the mentioned home page URL itself. If you’re trying to make a shortcut of any internal or password-protected page, it won’t work not only in Chrome but any browser.

  3. TrevorC

    The Firefox homescreen is not the PC desktop.

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