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Web Site Shortcuts

Web Site Shortcuts

How would you like to have a shortcut on your desktop that with just a double click, all of your favorite Web sites could be seen? And yes, I’m talking about any Web site that you visit on a regular basis (at least in Internet Explorer). How cool does all that sound? Pretty good, huh?! Well, it’s very easy to do, so if you haven’t done so already, let me show you how.

There’s a couple of ways to do this, but they’re both easy, so you can just take your pick. First, right click on your desktop and choose New, Shortcut. When the wizard pops up, type in the Web address of the site you want to add. Do keep in mind that it has to be a Web site that starts with the normal “www.” Other URLs will not work. Once you have that typed in, click Next. You can then type in a shortcut name for that Web site. For example, if you’re adding a WorldStart shortcut, name it WorldStart. Just give it a name that you will remember so you’ll know what each shortcut is for. Click Finish when you’re done. You will then see a new icon appear on your desktop.

Second, go ahead and open the Web site you want to create a shortcut for. Once you’re there, look in the address bar at the top and you’ll see a little Internet Explorer icon (it’s a blue “e”). Drag that with your mouse and just drop it on your desktop. A new icon for it will then appear. You can then right click the icon, choose Rename and give it a proper name. Then when you’re ready to visit the site, just double click on the icon and you will be taken to it automatically. Talk about convenience. It couldn’t be any easier to visit your favorite Web sites!

~ Erin