How to Create Shortcut and Add to Desktop in Chrome Computer?

Learn how to create shortcut links and add to the desktop home screen using the Chrome computer. The shortcut will automatically open in the chrome browser.

When we install any software or program on our Windows machine, it typically ends up creating a shortcut link to the program. The shortcut link will eliminate the process to search the programs executable file within our machine, hence with a single click you can just launch the program at ease.

Similarly, you can also create shortcut links of the frequently visited website or your online program that your business relies on ad add to home screen or desktop.

When you open the shortcut with a double-click, it will automatically launch the Google Chrome program app and also load the website page that you’ve created as a  shortcut.

Related: How to Add to Home Screen Shortcut Links with Chrome Android?

You can move your shortcut link from desktop to any folder or even delete without touching the chrome browser settings. It’s easy to create and simple to manage.

How to Create a Shortcut and Add to Desktop on Chrome?

The shortcut links always help in reducing effort and improving productivity. I have my own blog URL https://browserhow.com and a few other frequently visited websites as a shortcut on the desktop for ease of use.

Here are the quick steps to create a shortcut link and also add on the home screen using the Chrome browser for computer:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on Computer.
  2. Open the website that you want to send to your other devices.
  3. Click on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  4. Hover on the More Tools option from the list.
  5. Click on the Create Shortcut… command option.
  6. Customize the link title and also enable or disable the checkbox to open the link in a window.
  7. Hit on Create command button.

Create Shortcut and Add to Home Screen in Chrome Computer

This will create a shortcut link and place it on the desktop screen with a hyperlink. When you double-click the shortcut, it will automatically open the website link on the chrome browser.

Bottom Line: Chrome Computer Shortcut Link

Shortcut links are easy to create and manage. Chrome’s ability to create a website page shortcut is in-built and really easy. Just simply select the Create Shortcut… option from the menu and the link is dropped on the desktop home screen.

As mentioned, personally I have few shortcuts of the sites that I often visit that helps in launching the website with a single click without launching the browser and looking up for the site.

Similarly, you can also create shortcuts on chrome android and add to the Home screen. Just like desktop browser, the links will launch only on google chrome. The shortcut links also have a small chrome icon as an identification mark.

Have you started using the shortcut link from the chrome browser? how was your experience create one?

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5 Responses

  1. Etienne says:

    Is there a hotkey – or way to make one –
    to “Create Shortcut …”,
    give it a name,
    and add to Desktop”
    in Chrome Computer?

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hello Etienne, the steps are mentioned in the article should suffice your needs. Unfortunately, there are no shortcut keys or hotkeys. You can check out the most useful chrome hotkeys.

  2. Michael D Sadler says:

    Thanks man….the only excellent answer to the problem…others were wrong!

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Glad it helped you, Michael!

  3. Drew says:

    Is there a way to transfer saved sites to see phone I have 2 folders of sites I saved to my phones home screen and can’t find anyway to transfer them can’t import them to chrome because import bookmarks ain’t there 🙂 please help

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