How to Turn Website into App on Your Desktop in Windows

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Do you want to access your favorite websites quickly and easily from your desktop? Do you want to turn any website into an app that you can launch with a single click? If yes, then this blog post is for you. In this blog post, I will show you how to save a website to a desktop in Windows using a simple and effective method. You will learn how to make a website an icon on a desktop, how to open the website in a separate window without the browser interface, and how to customize the appearance and behavior of the website on your desktop. By following these steps, you will be able to save any website to your desktop and transform it into an app that you can use anytime.

Why Save Website to Desktop in Windows?

Saving website to desktop in Windows can offer you many benefits, such as:

  • You can access your favorite websites faster and easier without opening a browser and typing the URL.
  • You can customize the appearance and behavior of the website on your desktop, such as changing the icon, name, size, and position.
  • You can create shortcuts for websites that you use frequently, such as social media, news, email, online shopping, etc.
  • You can turn any website into an app that you can run independently from your browser, which can improve the performance and security of the website.

How to Save Website to Desktop in Windows Using Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a web browser that comes with Windows 11/10. You can use Microsoft Edge to save a website to a desktop in Windows using the following steps:

  • Open the Edge browser and go to the website that you want to transform into an app. You can use any website that you like, such as Tech Adeptly.
go to the search bar and type the url of your website in edge browser

  • Click on the horizontal three-dot icon on the top right corner of the Edge toolbar. This will open a drop-down menu with various options and settings for your browser. Go to Apps and click on Install this site as an app.
search for the apps in setting in edge browser

  • This will open a pop-up window where you can name the app and confirm the installation. The name of the app will be the same as the title of the website by default, but you can change it if you want. The app will have the logo of the website as its icon, but you can also change it later if you want. Click on Install to add the app to the Edge apps list.
install the app in windows by edge browser

  • The app will open the website in a separate window without the browser interface, which will make it look like a standalone app.
website turned into stand alone app in windows

  • Configure the app permissions as needed, and click Allow to apply those changes.
configure the settings of creating the app in your windows

  • You can also pin the app to your taskbar or create a shortcut for it on your desktop. You will see a new icon on your desktop with the name and logo of the website. You can also find the app in your Start menu under the Apps section.
desktop icon created successfully in windows

How to Turn Website to Desktop App in Windows Using Google Chrome

  • Open the Chrome browser and go to the website that you want to save to your desktop. You can use any website that you like.
go-to-the-search-bar-in-the-google-chrome

  • Click on the triple-dot icon on the top right corner of the Chrome toolbar. This will open a drop-down menu with various options and settings for your browser.
click-on-the-three-dots-in-google-chrome-to-view-the-setting

  • From there, go to Save and Share and click on Create shortcut. This will open a pop-up window where you can name the shortcut and check the box for Open as a window.
click-on-the-save-and-share-button-and-then-click-on-the-create-shortcut button

  • The name of the shortcut will be the same as the title of the website by default, but you can change it if you want. The shortcut will have the logo of the website as its icon, but you can also change it later if you want. Click on Create to finalize the conversion.
click-on-the-create-button-in-google-chrome

  • You will see a new icon on your desktop with the name and logo of the website. You can also find the shortcut in your Start menu under the Chrome Apps section. The shortcut will open the website in a separate window without the browser interface, which will make it look like a standalone app. You can also pin the shortcut to your taskbar or create a shortcut for it on your desktop.
website turned into stand alone app in windows

Conclusion

Saving a website to a desktop in Windows is a useful and convenient way to access your favorite websites from your desktop. You can use different methods to turn any website into an app, such as Edge, Chrome, or WebCatalog. This will allow you to customize the website’s appearance and behavior, and improve its performance and security. You can enjoy the benefits of having your web apps on your desktop with a single click. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

How do I save a website to my desktop in Windows 11/10?

You can save a website to your desktop in Windows 10 using different methods, such as using Edge, and Chrome. The basic steps are to open the website in your browser, click on the menu button, choose the option to create a shortcut or install the site as an app, and customize the name and icon of the shortcut or app. You can find more details and screenshots in this blog post.

What is the difference between creating a shortcut and installing a site as an app?

Creating a shortcut is a simple way to save a website to your desktop, but it will still open the website in your browser. Installing a site as an app is a more advanced way to save a website to your desktop, but it will open the website in a separate window without the browser interface, making it look like a standalone app. Installing a site as an app may also offer better performance and security than creating a shortcut.

How do I change the icon of the shortcut or app that I created?

You can change the icon of the shortcut or app that you created by right-clicking on it and choosing Properties, then clicking on Change Icon and selecting an icon from the list or browsing for a custom icon. You can use any image file as an icon, as long as it has the .ico extension.

How do I uninstall the shortcut or app that I created?

 You can uninstall the shortcut or app that you created by right-clicking on it and choosing Uninstall, or from the browser or tool that you used to create it. For example, if you used Edge to install a site as an app, you can uninstall it from the Apps section in the Settings app.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

Hi, I’m Imran Khan, founder of Tech Adeptly. I love exploring new technologies and sharing my insights with others who are passionate about tech. That’s why I created this blog, where you can find helpful articles on various topics related to technology.

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