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

John Fistere
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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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Terry WoodsIT Guru
Most Valuable Expert 2011

Commented:
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.
John FistereEngineer, retired

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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.
John FistereEngineer, retired

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Commented:
Thanks, Terry -

I saw it once under Settings (I think), and now I can't find it when I want to actually use it!
John FistereEngineer, retired

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Commented:
I am using Chrome.
Terry WoodsIT Guru
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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.
John FistereEngineer, retired

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I found it. Thanks.
Terry WoodsIT Guru
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Great! Don't forget to close the question :-)
John FistereEngineer, retired

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Thanks, Terry