Windows 10: Create Desktop Shortcut of Website in Google Chrome  

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  1.    27 Oct 2017 #20

    When I Create the Shortcuts as specified they are created; however, when I click the shortcut it always takes me to my Google Home Page in Chrome. Until about 6 months the created shortcuts would take me to the page/site where they were created. Then that stopped occurring and all new shortcuts take me to the Home Page. This happens os all 5 of my computers. It may be something I did 6 months ago, but don't recall what I did, and since they are all synced the situation replicates across all machines.
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       27 Oct 2017 #21

    Hello Allen, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I just tested this in the latest version of Chrome to see if any changes may have been made, and it still works as in the tutorial for me.

    Did you check the "Open as windows" box when you created the shortcut to not have any other tabs open when you use the shortcut?
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  3.    27 Oct 2017 #22

    Brink, I tried it both checked and unchecked, no difference. It obviously came from some setting somewhere in Chrome. Shortcuts in EDGE and IE work fine. I have talked to friends that are using Chrome and do not have the same issue.
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  4.    27 Oct 2017 #23

    Just tried it on my new laptop. I created a shortcut to this site and it worked fine. Then I created shortcuts to Chase and Citi. These two took me to my homepage, Google.
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       27 Oct 2017 #24

    I tested with, and it worked as it should for me.

    As a test, create a website shortcut using the command below for your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 to see how it may work for you.

    You would substitute the URL in red below with the URL you want instead.


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  6.    27 Oct 2017 #25

    I create all my shortcuts by entering the URL and they work fine that way & I have a folder with FavIcons for the created shortcuts. This is the same as the URL you proposed and my manually created shortcuts always open in Chrome since that is the default browser. What I want is to be able to click on More Tools + Add to Desktop and have the created Icon shortcut take me to the web page versus my home page. This is easier and also results in shortcuts with site-specific graphics versus the generic Chrome icon.
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       27 Oct 2017 #26

    You could try resetting Chrome to default to see how it works afterwards.

    Reset Google Chrome to Default in Windows Browsers Email Tutorials
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  8.    30 Oct 2017 #27

    OH Boy I cannot thank you enough you saved the day for me thank you. I was going NUTS trying to figure this out.
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       30 Oct 2017 #28

    I'm glad it could help Bob. :)
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