You may want a Netflix icon on your desktop if you are looking for a fast, simple way to browse to the video streaming service without opening the browser yourself, and typing the address or clicking a bookmark.
Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services on earth, and there are millions of subscribers in every country where it is available. Netflix can be watched on a number of streaming devices, any of which can be a suitable replacement for someone that is looking to cancel their cable TV package and replace it with streaming subscriptions. But the computer is still a very popular means for watching Netflix, and having a Netflix icon on your desktop can allow you to start watching it very quickly.
How to Create a Netflix Icon for Your Desktop
The steps below are performed in the Google Chrome Web browser, but the idea is the same for other Web browsers as well.
Step 1: Minimize the other program windows that are currently open on your computer, browse to Netflix.com in your browser, then click the Restore Down button at the top-right corner of the window. You want to be able to see your desktop and the Netflix browser window at the same time.
Step 2: Click on the www.netflix.com address once to highlight it, then drag the address to your Desktop. If the address isn’t highlighted, you can triple-click in the address bar to highlight it.
You should now see a Netflix icon on your Desktop, with the Netflix logo.
The description might be a little longer than you would like, however, so you can change it by right-clicking the icon, then clicking the Properties option.
Click the General tab at the top of the window.
Delete the unwanted text from the field at the top of the window, leaving only the text that you would like displayed along with the Netflix desktop icon. Once you are finished, click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
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