Add Web Links To the Desktop, Dock and Menu Bar

In addition to adding quick ways to access web sites in Safari bookmarks and the Favorites bar, you can also put links outside of Safari that will launch Safari and go directly to that page. You can add them to the Desktop or any Finder location. You can also put them in the Dock as a single link or a folder of links. You can add them to the Menu Bar with the help of the Script Menu.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Add Web Links To the Desktop, Dock and Menu Bar”

    Shirley
    1 year ago

    You can also rename the Web site you drag and drop onto your desktop; the webloc will still take you to the same website.

    william Middlehurst
    1 year ago

    Brilliant Video……..my question is can you change the weblock icons to the original web icon,example being instead of weblock can this be changed to amazon icon.

    1 year ago

    william: You can sometimes. For instance, I dragged a link to the desktop to get an icon there. Then Command+i to get info. Then I pasted a new icon over the old one the standard way (https://macmost.com/finder-icon-replacement-problems.html as an example tutorial on that). Doesn’t look like a way to do that with the Dock, unless you first create the alias on the Desktop (or any Finder folder), then change the icon, then drag that alias to the Dock. Another issue is finding good icons. The web icon you see in browsers is usually a very small low-res icon that looks fine in the browser address bar, but not as a large Finder desktop icon.

    JOSEPH HAGEDORN
    1 year ago

    I lost you in the menu bar. When I clicked on command and space bar again, it would not go to script editor and instead went to Linex and I was lost.

    1 year ago

    Joseph: Launch the Script Editor any way you wish. Spotlight is the easiest. But you can also go to Applications/Utilities if you like.

    José Furlan
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary! I always use Safari in full screen mode. How could I save my links? Thanks

    1 year ago

    José: Full Screen mode doesn’t change much if you want to still use these ideas. But they are less useful since you won’t see them if Safari uses the whole screen. So just use the Favorites bar and bookmarks.

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