People use a Windows computer for a myriad of reasons and they have different set of applications installed. These applications are the first thing we launch as soon as Windows PC starts up. But there are also many websites that we would like to check at Windows logon.
We can make things a bit more convenient by making Windows automatically launch some of these websites as soon as Windows is started. This way when the Windows has loaded the Desktop, your web browser will be loaded with the website or websites that we use most often.
This is how you can open a website automatically at login on Windows 11:
- Press the hotkey Win+R to open the Run dialog.
- Type shell:startup in the Run dialog and press Enter.
- In the folder that opens up, right-click in the empty space and choose New → Shortcut from the right-click context-menu that appears.
- In the “Create Shortcut” window, enter the full webpage address (e.g., https://www.bing.com/) that you want to open at startup, then click Next and then Finish.
- Close all the windows opened during the above steps.
Now whenever you start your Windows 11 PC, it will automatically open this website (as configured in the above process) as soon as Windows finished loading up. The website is opened using the default web browser for your Windows 11 PC.
If you want to open the website in a particular web browser, then you have to add the web browser’s full path before the website address. The website address and the browser EXE path should be separated by a space. Basically, you are creating a shortcut to the web browser with the website address as the command parameter. For example, if you want to launch it in the Chrome web browser then the command would be something like:
You can do the same for any other web browser such as Vivaldi, Edge or Firefox.