Create Shortcut Text
for Web Sites in Internet Explorer
Provided by: Molly Pell, Technical Project Manager
By creating a registry key, you can add keyword shortcuts
for those long or hard-to-remember web addresses. (Of course you can use the
Favorites feature, but often I find it easier to remember a keyword than to
dig through my Favorites list.)
Here’s how to add a keyword shortcut:
NOTE: Use extreme caution when
modifying your registry as changing some values may affect your computer
adversely. Prior to changing anything in your registry, you may want to
consider making a backup of the registry first.
registry editor by clicking on Start, Run, and typing "regedit" (without
Add a string
value name, enter the text that you want to use as the shortcut. No
spaces are allowed in the name.
value data, enter the web site address.
In the Internet Explorer
address bar, type about:ShortcutText to go to the web site.
For example, add a string value named “tips” with value
Then in the Internet Explorer address bar, type “About:Tips,” and you
are redirected to the web site:
Return to the tips page