Mac Trick: Add Website Shortcuts to the Dock

Have you thought of creating a shortcut on the Dock so you can directly jump to your favorite website in one click? Usually, Mac users need to open a browser app first, and then navigate to the websites using bookmarks or URL addresses. If you have some websites that you frequently visit every day, you should consider adding the shortcuts for these websites as it is much faster and convenient. Wanna know more?

The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of the screen, and it holds your favorite apps, documents, and more. From there you can launch frequently used applications in one click, and moreover, you can create stacks to the right side of the Dock, like adding a Dock icon for any website you frequently visit or for any folder you frequently open up. Now, here is how to create a website shortcut on the Dock:

  • Launch the default browser on your Mac (here I take Safari as an example).
  • Navigate to the website that you want to add a shortcut to the Dock.
  • Use the mouse or trackpad to click and hold on the URL in the address bar.
  • Drag the URL down to the right side of your Dock (the side to the right of the dividing line), position it in the desire location, and release your mouse click.

Then a globe icon will appear in the empty space and that’s the shortcut for the website URL. You can hover your cursor over the shortcut to display the URL description. Now quite the browser app to have a test. Just click on the globe icon on the Dock, and it will launch your default browser first and then load the website you specified. If your browser is already open, clicking the icon will load the site in either a new tab or a new window, depending on your settings in Safari’s Preferences.

Quite simple, right? A little trick to help save the time and trouble. You can create multiple websites to your Dock using this way. If you cannot drop a URL to the Dock, make sure you drag it to the right side instead of the left side. A faint divider separates the two sections and only the right one can hold files, folders and URL links.

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