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

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user icon Anonymous on September 8th 2021


user icon Anonymous on October 29th 2021

It doesn't work...
0/10 pudding cups.

user icon Goofy registered user on December 4th 2021


user icon Anonymous on December 8th 2021

im using win 2000!!!

user icon The Derpy Girl contributing user on December 27th 2021

Can we add more icons to this Shortcut maker?

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user icon Anonymous on February 23rd


user icon Anonymous on March 24th

don't dowload
:-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

user icon Anonymous on March 26th

Read the reviews.

user icon Anonymous on April 12th

well,this sucks after i see people commenting like that:

User 1:don't dowload :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

and User 2:It doesn't work...
0/10 pudding cups.

user icon ツ Mimi Destino ♡ contributing user on May 21st


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