I'm looking for a way to make a custom shortcut on the home screen to open a specific browser to a specific site. As a hypothetical example, I want to create a shortcut to birdwatch.com/watchnow with the birdwatch.com logo as the shortcut with a custom size and design.

I know how to launch specific apps as a custom widget with KWGT but I am unsure how to launch specific webpages.

I also know how to do it from within a browser but that leaves just a small 1x1 regular shortcut on the screen.

Does anybody know of a solution?

  • Typically within each web browser there is a function to create an "desktop icon". Have you tried that?
    – Robert
    Mar 22, 2021 at 16:20
  • Yes, but that will only leave a little 1x1 shortcut I cannot customize. I'm wanting to make a custom-sized widget link with text or an image as the shortcut. I'm sort of stuck with it working halfway on both sides. I can get the link working from a browser shortcut or a fancy link that doesn't go where I want with a widget.
    – Lycius
    Mar 22, 2021 at 18:08
  • That you can't customize the link is the fault of the web browser which created it. There are apps that can be used alternatively play.google.com/store/…
    – Robert
    Mar 22, 2021 at 19:01


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