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Weekly Computer Tip # 149
31 March 2006

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quickly add a shortcut to a web page on your desktop (Microsoft Internet Explorer)

Last Friday morning I went to a local breakfast meeting, networking with a caffeine injection and chomping on bacon sarnies. The organiser of the meetings (I'll call him Tony because that's his name) encouraged those present to check out the networking club's website on a regular basis and invited us to create a shortcut to it on our desktop. "Fantastic!" one of my fellow networkers exclaimed, only to add she didn't know how. So there I was, volunteering my knowledge of the File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop command. But then Tony mentioned his wife says you can simply right-click the page.

So a big thank you to Tony and the Missus (Mr & Mrs Pullen) who get full credit for a quick way to add a shortcut to a web page on your desktop.

Here's how:

  1. Open the web page you want to visit often. (Such as http://www.cambridgeweb.co.uk/ or http://www.roem.co.uk ;-)
  2. Right-click anywhere on that page.
  3. Select the Create Shortcut option.
  4. Click OK to confirm you are happy with a shortcut on your desktop.

When you return to your Windows desktop (remember you can press WIN+M to quickly minimize all open windows? See http://www.roem.co.uk/tip_101.html) you can simply double-click the shortcut to go directly to the relevant Web page.

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Until next week.

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