Create Gmail Desktop Shortcut easy access

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Learn how to create Gmail Desktop Shortcut QUICK ACCESS using Windows. If you are a Gmail user and trying to for the quick access to your Gmail account right from your Desktop shortcut. You will find below with screenshot and guidance, how to create a Gmail desktop short for quick accessing your inbox. It could save time and give you direct access to your default browser and inbox.
Gmail Desktop Shortcut Windows
Gmail Desktop Shortcut

Why do you need a shortcut for Gmail?

Suppose you are a power user of Gmail and the first thing you open a computer is looking for the messages in your inbox. The shortcut way could minimize your effort and save few seconds to open the browser. Then type the specific URL, and it could ask you to enter your username and password. But using the desktop shortcut; you will have quick access to grab your inbox from just double clicking. Such as the icon you have on Android device and iOS device to open the Gmail inbox when you tap the icon.

How to add Gmail Desktop Shortcut with the icon from Google Chrome Browser?

You are just a few steps and away and you are lucky because you are using Google Chrome Browser. The Chrome Browser give you an easy to create the shortcut. Below shortcuts is the guidance to create your own.

  1. Open the Chrome Browser.
  2. Go to your Gmail inbox.
  3. Then Click on three horizontal lines at Chrome top right corner.
    Google Chrome 3 Horizontal Lines
    Google Chrome 3 Horizontal Lines

  4. Scroll down to the More Tools and then click on Add to desktop.
    Chrome More Tools Add to Desktop
    Chrome More Tools Add to Desktop

  5. You will get a Pop-up box to name your inbox.
    Gmail Add to Desktop ADD
    Gmail Add to Desktop ADD

  6. The checkbox option Open as new Window (It will open in new chrome window if you chrome is already opened).
  7. Click on Add, and it is done. Now find your shortcut on the desktop with Gmail icon.
Gmail Desktop Shortcut
Gmail Desktop Shortcut


Alternative Method:

You can copy the URL from the inbox and then Right click on the desktop to create a shortcut. When it ask to browse the file, just past the URL and you will get a shortcut on your desktop. It will be OS choose icon where you will need to download Gmail envelope icon and replace from Shortcut properties.

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