1.    17 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 home

    How do I make a www address a desktop icon?

    I'd like to have a few frequently used web pages as icons on my desktop. How do I do this in win 10?
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  2.    17 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by lbeck View Post
    I'd like to have a few frequently used web pages as icons on my desktop. How do I do this in win 10?
    I've saved a couple using the same procedure as in Win8.1 and Win7, go to the site then grab the small icon at the left end of the URL in the Address bar and drag to either the Links/Favorites bar and/or to the Desktop. Double-clicking it opens the browser and takes me to the site. What the icon actually looks like will be determined by whether the site uses a favicon.ico file.
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  3.    17 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 & 8.1 & 7

    What browser?
    Have you considered pinning the webpages to start menu as well?
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  4.    18 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Widows 10/Linux

    Right click anywhere on the desktop
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    Then copy and paste the address in
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    Finish by giving it a name.

    Then right click on the icon and select properties, here you can change the icon.

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    Plenty of free icons here to choose http://www.iconarchive.com/
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  5.    18 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Just do what post #2 suggested. Here's a screen shot.
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    NOTE: Would work on any browser: Firefox, Chrome, IE etc...
    @lbeck: IMO, it would be better if you put them right in the browser so they are available without going to the desktop.
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  6.    18 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 home

    You guys are great.

    I haven't tried all the solutions, but I thought I had tried the drag/drop routine that I used since XP and it didn't work. I'm admitedly frustrated with the differences in XP, Vista (which I hated) and 7. Never tried 8. I tried the drag/drop this morning and it works. Sorry that I posted too soon without continuing to try. I got it now.

    FWIW I like direct access to some programs like two email accounts w/o needing to go to my browser and finding it in favorites.

    Thanks again.
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