Forum Question: How To Create Desktop Links To Web Sites

I would like to know how to create an icon to launch a particular website, in other words a shortcut to that site.
It was always easy in Windows.
Another question is there an easy way to change the default icons already on the desktop to something not so generic?
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Dennis Tryon

Comments: 3 Responses to “How To Create Desktop Links To Web Sites”

    12/7/12 @ 11:59 am

    The way to do that is easy on a Mac with Safari too. Just drag and drop the site icon to a Finder window or your Desktop.
    The icon is the little graphic that appears to the left of the URL at the top of Safari. For instance, on this site you should see a little red “M” to the left of “macmost.com/…” in the URL field. Drag that to a Finder window or Safari. You can also drag it to the right side of the Dock at the bottom of your screen.
    You can change almost any icon of a folder or file. Just select that item in the Finder and use File, Get Info to bring up the Info window. Then select the icon at the very top of that narrow window. It will highlight with a blue hue. Now you can paste another graphic to replace the icon. So getting a graphic is the trick — you can create one in an image editing program, for instance. Then copy it and paste it here.
    However, most icons should not be “generic” nowadays. Most apps that create files will create an icon that is a small preview of the file.

      Dennis
      12/7/12 @ 12:15 pm

      Is there a way to accomplish all of this using Chrome?

        12/7/12 @ 1:06 pm

        It works the same way in the Chrome web browser. Try it.

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