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  1. Posts : 298
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       #1

    desktop shortcut for google


    Bottom left says search the web and windows, but it just shows replies from bing. I cant even find how to do a desktop short cut for google. Desktop shortcut used to be so easy. Is W10 going to turn out to be more difficult to used than 8, or is it really easier once you figure things out?
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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1903
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    Click start > All Apps, open the Google folder and right click the Google Chrome > Select open File Location >right click the Google Chrome >select send to > Desktop (shortcut).

    Or from all apps, right click Google Chrome and select pin to start or pin to taskbar. Whichever you want.
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  3. Posts : 298
    W10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I don't get it....I don't show a google folder
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  4. Winuser's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider
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    ImLost said:
    I don't get it....I don't show a google folder
    You don't have Google Chrome.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #5

    You just want a link to Google on your desktop, right?
    Open your browser, go to Google.
    Left click and hold on the Google icon to the left of the URL area, drag and drop it on the Desktop.
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  6. lopedoggie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
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    That is your help and support. "search the web and windows".
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  7. Posts : 298
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ztruker said:
    You just want a link to Google on your desktop, right?
    Open your browser, go to Google.
    Left click and hold on the Google icon to the left of the URL area, drag and drop it on the Desktop.
    ztrucker - it doesn't work......this is prob in the wrong spot.......I can't find where it says "reply to post", only "reply to thread".
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  8. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
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    I'm assuming you want a shortcut so your browser opens google.com rather than making a shortcut to Google Chrome. If not I apologise.

    There are many ways to do this. As I don't know what browser you are using this is the surest (if perhaps not the easiest) way..

    1. Right click on your desktop and select New and then Shortcut

    desktop shortcut for google-1.png

    2. In the location box type "h ttps://google.com"" and then click Next.

    Note   Note
    there should be no space between the h and the ttps://google.com - it is only put there to stop this forums software turning the internet address into a link that you can't read properly.

    Enter it as in the picture below :)


    desktop shortcut for google-2.png

    3. In the name box type "Google.com" or whatever you want to call it, and then click finish.

    desktop shortcut for google-3.png

    4. You will see the shortcut on your desktop. When you double click on it it will open you default browser and go to google.com.

    desktop shortcut for google-4.png

    ImLost said:
    Is W10 going to turn out to be more difficult to used than 8, or is it really easier once you figure things out?
    It is no harder once you get used to it. Really very similar in my opinion.

    Good luck :)
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  9. Posts : 298
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    This is what Im trying to do: I just want a google shortcut on desktop, so when I want google search, I can double click on it (same as W8 ?)
    And how to have IE as my browser, and be able to choose the homepage that I want to see when I open the IE.
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  10. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
       #10

    Well, you could make a shortcut to google as described above and then google "make ie the default browser in windows 10"

    Seriously though, if you want to set IE as your default browser see here : Internet Explorer - Open in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If you want to change your home page, look here : Internet Explorer Home Page - Add or Change - Windows 7 Help Forums - I can't see one for Windows 10 but it is the same procedure
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