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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.

Desktop shortcuts are beneficial when we need to open a specific link or URL frequently. Google Chrome allows you to create desktop site shortcuts and save them locally. The shortcuts will automatically open on the default browser and launch the site. You can also add the site links on the home screen of the Chrome browser.

Create Shortcut Link on Chrome browser

Installing any software or program on our Windows machine typically creates a shortcut link to the program. The shortcut link will eliminate the process of searching the program’s executable file within our machine. Hence, with a single click, you can launch the program quickly.

Similarly, you can also create shortcut links to the frequently visited website or your online program that your business relies on and add them to the home screen or desktop. When you open the shortcut with a double-click, it will automatically launch the Google Chrome program app and load the website page you’ve created as a  shortcut.

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

Create Shortcut and Add to Desktop

The shortcut links always help in reducing effort and improving productivity. I have my blog URL and a few other frequently visited websites as a shortcut on the desktop for easy use.

Here are the steps to create a shortcut link and add it to the home screen:

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

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

Bottom Line

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

Similarly, you can create a shortcut and add it to the Home screen on Chrome Android. Like a desktop browser, the links will launch only on Google Chrome. The shortcut links also have a small Chrome favicon as an identification mark.

Have you started using the shortcut link from the Chrome browser? How was your experience creating one?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

2 thoughts on “How to Create Shortcut and Add to Desktop in Chrome Computer”

  1. there was an option that added to home screen but now I don’t see that option any more….how do I bring it back ?

    1. Hello, I can still see the option to “Add Shortcut” under More Tools in the latest version. Can you please update your Chrome and check for the same?

      Ensure that you’ve a webpage or site open for the option to enable or activate for usage. It will not work on start page or new tab screen.

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