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    Website Shortcut?

    Is it possible to create a website shortcut on the home screen, that would launch the browser and point to a favorite URL like I am accustomed to having on my PC desktop, or is the only way to accomplish this on an Android Tablet is to create a bookmark in the browser?
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    I have a hint that might steer you in the right direction. I have an HTML file on my main home screen with my fav bookmarks. If I tap it I can open it then select a bookmark to open a browser, or I can open the whole list directly in a browser.

    Any single bookmark/favorite, will work the same way.

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    It depends on the browser, but here is how to do it with the stock browser:

    Tap the STAR to add a favorite. Type in the display name, website address, then for the Add To field choose Home Screen

    With Dolphin Browser, add it to your bookmarks. Then go to the bookmark and long press on it and select Add to Home Screen

    Chrome is the same idea as Dolphin.
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    Disregard my post, Frederuco's method is slicker.

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    Website Shortcut?

    As always....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    As always....

    Sometimes I feel you following me just so you can post a better answer.

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    Boat Browser is also the same as Dolphin.
    Add the page to bookmarks, open bookmarks, long press for "add shortcut to home".

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    Hi Steve,

    A lot of the questions you have been asking lead me to think you are new to Android generally.

    I thought you might might find this a helpful resource for some background orientation...
    http://www.transformerforums.com/for...tml#post141163

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    Yes, this procedure works well. I've done this over the years (android phones) to add to a home screen bookmark folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janner43
    A lot of the questions you have been asking lead me to think you are new to Android generally.
    Thank you for asking, janner43.

    Yes, I am new to Android, having purchased my first Android device two weeks ago.

    I presume the purpose of this Forum is to assist both experienced users as well as newcomers to Android like myself. So far I've found everyone to be really helpful and accommodating in answering my novice and perhaps naive questions, which has helped me immensely.




    Thanks to Frederuco and Leeshor for the great information and for the assistance.
    Last edited by SteveTSOW; 11-21-2012 at 07:06 PM.
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