Add Website Shortcuts To Desktop Context Menu In Windows Vista/7

Usually you browse on different websites and set them as your favorites in the browser and set bookmarks to get quick access. If you want to get instant access to your most frequently visited websites, then add them to desktop context menu. You can simply get quick access to websites by clicking on the shortcut of websites located at Desktop context menu. It really allows you to quickly launch your desired website. Whatsoever is your reason to add website shortcuts to desktop context menu, you can easily perform this trick by merely adding string to registry file of the Windows operating System 7/Vista.

In order to set websites shortcuts in desktop context menu, you have to follow the given steps systematically. It is quite simple and hassle free process. Ensure that you will follow the given steps as they are mentioned here.

  • Launch Notepad.
  • In order to launch website with IE, Copy paste the below given command into notepad


  • In order to launch website using Firefox, copy and paste below given string into notepad


  • Make sure that you delete both quotes after copying the strings. Once you deleted both quotes then retype it to get accepted in registry files. It will be better to type that string manually instead of copy and paste not entire string just quotes. After completing this process save notepad as “AddShortcut.reg”. Now save that same file by clicking on Save As option and mention name “All Files”.
  • Click twice on the registry file and carry on with UAC prompt by clicking on OK in order to confirm that you wish to move further with this process.
  • Finally, you are done.

Once you’ve completed the above given steps properly, right click over the desktop and you will perceive that TechBuzz has been added to context menu. You just click on the shortcut to launch TechBuzz website instantly. By following the same given process, you could add more websites to desktop context menu. You just need to change the websites’ name in registry string. Where TechBuzz website is added in string, put your desired websites’ name and URL and follow the respective remaining steps. Now you don’t need to set every websites as homepage to get instant access.


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