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How to create keyboard shortcuts to your favourite sites from your desktop

Updated on June 15, 2012

It will be very interesting to have keyboard shortcuts to your favorite sites from your desktop. So that for going to a particular site, you will not need to open browser and type the address in it. You only need to press a key combination for all these.

For this first of all you need to create an icon shortcut to the webpage you want. For this if you are using internet explorer, just go to the website you want and right click and click create shortcut. If it is any other browser, drag the link to the page you want to the desktop. Now a shortcut icon will be created, on clicking this you can go to the website you want.

Next step is to make keyboard shorcut to the site. For this, right click on the shortcut icon and select properties. In this select shortcut properties and select a new combination. For example you can set Ctrl+Alt+F to facebook. For that do the following steps

First go to facebook.com using internet explorer and right click in the site and select create shortcut


Select yes in the pop up window on clicking create shortcut. Then a shortcut icon will be created in desktop. Right click on it and select properties
Select yes in the pop up window on clicking create shortcut. Then a shortcut icon will be created in desktop. Right click on it and select properties
In the properties window, you can see a Shortcut key option under web document tab. Click there and type a key combination including Ctrl and Alt. For example Ctrl+Alt+F
In the properties window, you can see a Shortcut key option under web document tab. Click there and type a key combination including Ctrl and Alt. For example Ctrl+Alt+F

After setting up like this you can go to facebook using the shortcut key combination Ctrl+Alt+F. But this shortcut will evoke the default web browser only. Also note that if you are trying to create shotcut from mozilla, you have to drag and drop the url from the browser to desktop

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