How to create a desktop shortcut to open multiple web pages in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to create a single desktop shortcut to open multiple web pages in Windows 10.

If you often start your web browsing with multiple websites, then it might be a good idea to create a shortcut on your desktop to open all those websites or web pages at once with a single click or a double click.

On this page, I will show you how to create such a desktop shortcut, add all your websites or web pages to it, and run it when you want to open your websites or web pages.

This will be a batch script file that allows you to open multiple URLs with a single click or double click in your default web browser.

This shortcut will work for all web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Brave, and all other web browsers.

You can create this file using Notepad, which is already built into Windows 10. So you don't need to install an extra program for creating this shortcut. You can also use Notepad to edit the shortcut when you need to add or remove websites or web pages from it.

Steps

1. Open Notepad. To do so, click on the start menu button > Windows Accessories > Notepad.

Open Notepad in Windows 10

You can also search for notepad in the Windows search bar and then click on it when it appears in the results.

Open Notepad via search in Windows 10

2. Type (or copy and paste) the following code in Notepad:

@echo off
start https://www.easytechguides.com
start https://www.youtube.com
start https://odysee.com
Create a desktop shortcut to open multiple web pages in Windows 10

The code above will open three websites in your default web browser.

You need to replace these websites with the websites or web pages that you want to open with this shortcut.

You can add as many URLs to the shortcut as you want. Just put each URL on a separate line, and make sure to add the word start and a space before each URL.

3. When you've added your URLs, you click on File > Save as.

Save file in Notepad

A “Save as” window appears.

4. Select a location on your PC where you want to save the file, preferable on your desktop, as this makes opening the shortcut easier and faster.

5. In the File name field, you type a name for the file with .bat at the end (e.g., MySites.bat).

6. At Save as type, you click on the selection menu and select All Files.

7. Click on the Save button.

Save file as a batch file

That's it. Your shortcut is now ready to use. To use it, double-click on it, and all the websites or web pages you've added will open in your default web browser.

You can also pin the batch file to the taskbar or start menu if you want.

To edit the shortcut, you right-click on it and then click on Edit.

Edit shortcut

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How to pin a batch file to the taskbar or start menu in Windows 10

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References:

HowToGeek.com

TheWindowsClub.com