A desktop shortcut comes in handy when you want to get to a website quickly without having to use your bookmarks. Chrome offers a shortcut that is, what I like to call, "distraction free".
Here are directions for creating shortcuts using 3 different internet browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
First, open the site you want to bookmark
Click the triple lines > More tools > Create Application Shortcuts
It will then prompt you to choose a desktop icon, start menu shortcut and/or pin the site to your taskbar at the bottom of your desktop.
*Don't forget to click "Create"
As you might be able to guess, I really like Chrome the best! When you launch the shortcut, it is free of distractions like the web address and tool bars. To access tools like print, click the tiny icon in the top left corner of the window.
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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