If you spend a lot of time online then the web browser might be the most used application on your computer. But if you spend several seconds finding your Chrome browser every time you want to use it, then you might want to know how to add a Google Chrome shortcut on desktop in Windows 7.
How to Place a Chrome Browser Shortcut on the Windows 7 Desktop
- Select the Start button.
- Click inside the search field and type “chrome.”
- Right-click the Google Chrome search result.
- Choose Send to, then Desktop (create shortcut).
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to put a Google Chrome shortcut on desktop in your Windows operating system.
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The Desktop is the most important part of the navigation structure of Windows 7 for many users, so it would make sense to place a link on the Desktop that opens your favorite Web browser.
Fortunately, Windows 7 allows you to put shortcuts for almost any type of file or program on your Desktop.
One common addition is a Google desktop Windows 10 icon. For Chrome users, the ability to put a quick shortcut icon on the desktop can be very useful.
Our guide below will show you how to add a Desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome Web browser, which will allow you to double-click that shortcut and start a Web browsing session.
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How to Put a Chrome Shortcut on Your Desktop (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article are going to show you how to place a shortcut for the Google Chrome Web browser on your Windows 7 Desktop. you can then double-click that shortcut to launch the Chrome browser.
This guide will assume that you have already downloaded and installed the Chrome browser. If not, then you can go here to download it.
Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click inside the search field at the bottom of the Start menu, then type chrome into the field.
DO NOT press Enter on your keyboard, as that will launch Chrome.
Step 3: Right-click the Google Chrome result under Programs, click the Send To option, then click Desktop (create shortcut).
You should now have an icon on your Desktop for the Google Chrome browser that looks something like the image below.
Hopefully, this guide has provided you with the instructions you needed to know how to add a Google Chrome shortcut on desktop.
You can read our set Chrome as default browser Windows 7 guide if you would like to use that instead of a Microsoft browser.
It is possible to hide all of your Desktop icons in Windows 7, which can be a little troubling if you use that as a primary way to navigate your computer. Learn how to restore hidden desktop icons in Windows 7 if all of your icons have mysteriously disappeared.
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