Using some websites regularly is common to many internet lovers. If you are one of those, then how do you open those websites? If you don’t know any method to open them at once, obviously, you will open them one by one. But now the time has come to forget this tradition of opening websites one by one and switch to a technique that will help you access all your regular websites in a single click.
The trick works with Windows 10 batch scripting method, but you can do the same in a different way on any web browser.
Make a shortcut to open multiple websites in one click on Windows 10
By creating a shortcut, you can access several sites at once. All you have to do is to create a file and add all the websites into that file that you want to open. And when you need to open those sites, you will need to launch that file.
You will do it through a batch script file. You can use your PC’s Notepad app to create that file. You can edit the created files by using the same app.
First, open the Notepad app on your Windows 10 computer. Under the Notepad, copy the following code and paste it into a new Notepad file:
We have created the file with three websites through the required code. Your Windows 10 computer will open these websites through your default web browser. You can add as many sites as you want by following the file pattern.
First, type @echo off in the Notepad and then hit the Enter button. After that, type start and give a space next to it. Then paste the site URL next to the start that you wish to open. Follow the same pattern for adding as many sites as you want.
After adding websites, you have to save the file. But here, you have to save this file differently. Hit the File option from the top of the interface and choose Save As option. You can name the file whatever you want, but you have to add “.bat” at the end of the name. For example, if the name of the file is Openallsites, then write it as “Openallsites.bat” and choose the All Files option under Save as type, and finally hit Save. Also, consider saving the file on the desktop for quick access.
You have now successfully created a shortcut to open multiple sites in a single click. You only need to double-click on the file, and all sites will automatically open in your default web browser. A Command Prompt window will also appear for a shorter moment then all the sites will automatically open.
If you have different sites of different categories, you can create more shortcuts like this on your Windows 10 PC.
Edit the sites on the file
You can edit the file that you have created recently to remove or add sites anytime you wish. Locate the file on your desktop and right-click on it, and choose the Edit option from the pop-up window. As you click on the Edit, the file will open in Notepad. From here, you can add a new site or remove the existing one but don’t forget to follow the pattern mentioned above.
Change the default browser for opening sites
You know all the sites on a file opens in the default browser but if you want to open through another browser, here is how to do it.
- Access the Settings app on your PC. Or use Window+i to open Settings.
- Under settings, hit the Apps section and select the Default apps option from the left.
- Tap on the browser that you are currently using from the Web browser option located on the right. Then choose a new browser that you wish to use.
- Now all the sites will open through your new browser.
Open several sites at once under your browser
If you want to use your browser to open several sites at once, you can do the same by adding all the sites to a bookmarks folder. Here is how to do it.
- If you are on Chrome, launch it and right-click on the bookmarks folder. Then hit Open all (x). X is the number of sites added into a bookmarks folder.
- If you are on Firefox, right-click the bookmarks folder and choose the Open All
in Tabs option