Sometimes you want to quickly and easily create a shortcut on your desktop from your browser.
For example, not sure about you but when I’m researching for an article or post I sometimes get disrupted or I don’t want to lose the site I’m looking at and want to be able to quickly refer back to it.
In the past I’ve bookmarked a site, or sent the link to myself via email or put the link in a notepad file in the research folder for the project.
Having a system when researching is efficient … and this post might become part of your new system.
Getting quickly to a place on the web is made easier with this trick (hat tip to Dave Lynch for sparking this post idea!). Here’s how to do it.
- click on the triple bar icon to the far right of the browser screen
- select ‘Tools’
- select ‘Create application shortcuts’
- decide where to save – desktop, taskbar or start menu
- look to the left of the url address
- click and hold the icon next to the address url
- drag the icon to your desktop
- open web page
- right click on page
- select ‘Create shortcut’
- navigate to webpage and press ‘Ctrl S’ then save to desktop, or elsewhere
- simply bookmark it -ideal if you don’t intend to use the shortcut often
- email a link to yourself – handy if you find the link while you’re away from your writing space
- use a tool – create a shortcut to the tool on your desktop and save the page in your tool
- your service of choice
How do you save links for research and other purposes?