How drag a websites shortcut icon to the desktop and not as a generic?


  1. Posts : 101
    Windolws 10
       #1

    How drag a websites shortcut icon to the desktop and not as a generic?


    I like to keep the customize icons as a shortcut but most change to a generic icon when dragging.
    How to fix on Win10 Home?
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  2. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, just done this with Firefox, dragging from the padlock, and the icons are appropriate for the sites:

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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #3

    Ditto, use that all the time.

    How drag a websites shortcut icon to the desktop and not as a generic?-image.png
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  4. Posts : 101
    Windolws 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks guys but when I drag from the "padlock" it immediately changes to a generic google circle icon before I even get it to the desktop.

    Google Chrome is my default browser.

    Those few times where it actually works with a website I try to remember to set the properties to Read Only which seems to keep it from reverting to the generic form in the future.
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  5. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    That's presumably program specific behaviour rather than the O/S. You might need to ask in a Chrome forum.
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  6. Posts : 101
    Windolws 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks,

    I'll do that

    Rob
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  7. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    Hi, I've found this for you... you need to use the ... menu and an option for Chrome.

    Create Website Shortcut in Windows

    5 Ways to Put a Shortcut to a Website on Your Desktop - wikiHow
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Apr 2021 at 13:50. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  8. Posts : 101
    Windolws 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    dalchina,

    Thanks a lot.
    That was very nice of you to find that.

    Gee, and it's only 6 steps. You would think someone could come up with something a little simpler.

    Have a great weekend,

    Rob
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  9. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #9

    Agree- FF is easier. Who knows- maybe there's a Chrome addon - or... well, something..
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  10. Posts : 101
    Windolws 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Method 2 works great except in MS 365 the "Settings" is used for other things so the proper way is:

    Click on 3 dots > More Tools > Create shortcut etc.
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