How to create an Internet shortcut in Windows 10

When there is a website that you visit frequently, you often want to do something to make it accessible. This may include creating a home page in a web browser or creating a bookmark, but you may prefer just an icon that can be clicked on.

Fortunately, you can create an Internet shortcut in Windows 10 on your desktop for any site you visit. Once the shortcut appears on the desktop, you can simply double-click on it to open this site in Internet Explorer.

Note that there is no good way to do this in Microsoft Edge. The steps below included performing these actions in Edge, but you can disable the first four steps if you open Internet Explorer directly by typing ‘Internet Explorer’ in the search box in the lower left corner of the screen.

Alternatively, if you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can press and hold the lock icon or ‘i’ to the left of the web page address, and then drag it to the desktop.

As mentioned earlier, this is not an ideal solution if you are using Microsoft Edge. This process is much easier in Chrome or Firefox.