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Adding a shortcut to my Samsung Tab E (Android tablet)

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I would like to add a shortcut of my own choosing to a screen on my tablet. I see some instructions to do that for other Android devices, but none correspond well enough to use on my tablet.  It could be a regular button or a Widget.

I am also curious why adding an editable link button is not an elementary feature for all tablets.
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by:Terry Woods
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What have you tried?

The technique I've used is to touch and hold the icon for opening the app, at which point the device switches to a shortcut creation mode, at which point I can drag it to choose where to put it.
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by:John Fistere
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Thanks, but I want is an icon that points to a URL, or website that I specify.
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Ok, then the method depends on the browser you're using. If you're using Chrome, there's an "Add to Home screen" option, or in Firefox that option also exists in the Bookmarks tool.

You may need to install one of those, or something equivalent, to be able to do what you're wanting.
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by:John Fistere
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Thanks, Terry -

I saw it once under Settings (I think), and now I can't find it when I want to actually use it!
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by:John Fistere
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I am using Chrome.
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by:Terry Woods
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On the website you want to create the shortcut for, there should be some kind of menu icon for Chrome in the corner. See if the option is in there.
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by:John Fistere
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I found it. Thanks.
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by:Terry Woods
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Great! Don't forget to close the question :-)
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Thanks, Terry
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