Creating shortcuts to websites

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mfacey, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    #1
    Here's something i've been trying to figure out for quite some time now:

    How do you create shortcuts to websites on your desktop (or anywhere on the HDD for that matter)? In windows you can just hit "new shortcut", fill in the url and you're done. I guess there must be a similar option in Mac OSX

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. jim. macrumors 6502

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    From Safari and Camino, I believe that you can highlight the url and drag it to the desktop. That will create the shortcut.

    Jim
     
  3. mfacey thread starter macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    Ha! I must've been in Windows thinking mode. Duh!

    Thanks!
     
  4. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Or, you can grab the icon to the left of the URL and drag that to the desktop. Same result. :)
     
  5. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    You can also type out the URL in most any application that will let you drag-and-drop text to the desktop (e.g., BBEdit). Type out the URL, highlight, drag, and you get, instead of a normal textclipping, a webloc shortcut.

    Also works for FTP URLs, email "mailto" URLs, usenet/newsgroup nntp:// URLs, instant message URLS (aim://), even FileMaker (fmp7://filename) URLs.
     
  6. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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