Google Chrome is the most preferred browser for many. Be it personal or professional browsing, Chrome aids in everything. The level of comfort many users have with Google Chrome is unmatchable by any other browser.

Adding a shortcut to the desktop or pinning it to the taskbar makes its accessibility easier. Let us see how to add the Google Chrome shortcut to the desktop and pin it to the taskbar.

Add Google Chrome to Desktop

Adding Google Chrome shortcut to the desktop is a simple process. Right-click on the desktop and select ‘New’. Then, click on ‘Shortcut’ from the options.

It will open a window to create the shortcut. Click on the ‘Browse’ button and select chrome.exe from the chrome installation folder in the ‘Program Files’ folder of your Windows installation drive.

If you are using 64-bit Windows 10 or Windows 11, paste the below address in the text box beside the ‘Browse’ button.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

After selecting chrome.exe, click on the ‘Next’ button.

On the next screen, type ‘Chrome’ or leave it as it is and click on the ‘Finish’ button to add the Google Chrome shortcut to your desktop.

Pin Google Chrome to Taskbar

Open Google Chrome on your PC. You will see its icon on the taskbar when it is open. Right-click on it to see a few options. Click on ‘Pin to taskbar’.

That’s it. You have successfully pinned the Google Chrome to the taskbar.

Alternatively, Click on the start button and scroll down to find ‘Google Chrome’.

Right-click on ‘Google Chrome’. You will see a few options. Select ‘More’ and click on ‘Pin to taskbar’.

It will pin Google Chrome to the taskbar.