PC Doctor April 4, 2014

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Dear PC Doctor:

I used to be able to create a desktop shortcut for a web page by right-clicking when I was on the page in my browser.  Since I switched to Chrome, this doesn’t work anymore.  Does Chrome not offer that feature?  What can I do?

      Sincerely, George

Dear George:

Yes, it is possible to create a desktop shortcut for a webpage when you are using Chrome as your browser.

Here’s how: When you are using Chrome and have navigated to the page for which you want to create a desktop shortcut, look to the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  You will see three short horizontal lines.  This is the Chrome menu.  Click the Chrome menu.  From the pull-down list of choices, click “Tools.” Then, click “Create Application Shortcuts.” A dialog box will appear.  In that box, choose where you want the shortcut to go.  Click “Create.”

When you double-click the shortcut icon, it will open a special streamlined window that doesn't display tabs, buttons, the address bar, or menus.  To access common page options, click the page logo in the top left corner of the window.

Until next time … Happy Computing!

      PC Doctor