There are two simple ways to add a shortcut to a website to your
desktop. It is important for you to know, shortcuts are only available
to the desktop of the person who created them. (EX. If I login as
myself and create a shortcut on my desktop I will be able to use the
shortcut with no issues. However, if student 12345 logs into the
desktop that I created my shortcut on they will not have access to the
shortcut. They will have to create their own shortcut. Shortcuts are
like the printers...they are in the user profile...they will not follow
you to computer to computer, nor will any other user be able to use
Locate the website you want to create a shortcut to. Look in the
address bar for the favicon (highlighted below). Put your mouse cursor
on the favicon. Left click the mouse and hold the mouse button down as
you drag/drop it on the desktop. A shortcut to the website will be
created on your desktop.
Locate the website.
Right click your mouse in an unactive part of the website (EX. the black on the site above).
This will pop up a menu that will have the choice to create shortcut. Select to create the shortcut.
A shortcut will then be on the desktop.