Make web shortcuts with embedded icons

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Web shortcut producer

May 7th 2006

What's it good for?

This online service creates shortcuts to web pages with embedded icons. The shortcuts do not have an arrow in the corner, because they are tiny executables.

If you are an internet user, you can create custom shortcuts for your favorite websites and place them directly on desktop.

Download example shortcut to this page: Icon Shortcut Maker.exe (see preview on the image ->)


How to use it?

  1. If you want to use custom icon instead of one of the stock icons, you need to have this icon on your computer and its size must be less than 50 kB.
  2. Choose a stock icon or click the "Browse..." button and navigate to your own icon.
  3. Type the address of the web page for which you want to make the shortcut into the "Address" box.
  4. Click the "Save shortcut" button and place the file on your desktop or another suitable location.
  5. Rename the shortcut.
Stock icons:               
Custom icon:

How does it work?

This service produces a tiny Windows exe file containing the specified icon and the address of a web page. When the application is run, it opens the web page in the default web browser.

Is it safe?

Running executable files downloaded from internet may be dangerous and shortcuts created by this service are executable files. We guarantee that the shortcut files do exactly what is described on this page and nothing else, but we recommend you to check them with your antivirus anyway.

Info for webmasters

If you are a webmaster, you may prepare shortcuts with icons for your visitors and let them download the shortcuts from your web pages.

If you like this service, please consider linking to this page and recommending it to your friends.

Geting icons for your shortcuts

Recent comments

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user icon Anonymous on July 14th 2013

jojois74 you are wrong :-(

user icon Anonymous on August 10th 2013

Thaks for your Internet Explorer, Internet Sxplorer and Internet Axplorer logo, Twe. How you maked them?

Hey, WTF is Twe?!

user icon Anonymous on October 5th 2013

:-)fantastic !!

user icon thekittyperson registered user on October 18th 2013

Yes icon-image/7109-16x16x32.png image

user icon Anonymous on October 23rd 2013

Wow, we need this app as a service.
I that possible with a API o something like that?

user icon Godric the cat registered user on February 19th 2014

How can i make the icon the icon for a webpage

user icon Anonymous on October 13th

is this suitable for distributing to mobile phones as well?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on October 14th


user icon ArtL5 registered user on October 19th

I used it to make a Shortcut Application to /r/EverythingRage, for quick easy access to Rage Comics! Find a download on the /r/EverythingRage sidebar!

user icon Anonymous on October 24th


user icon Anonymous
What about ICL files?