1. kndCajun's Avatar
    I visit a web page daily and I would like a direct shortcut to it from my home screen. Unfortunately the actual URL changes every day, and the website takes care of the details by changing the URL from a generic one to a specific URL based on the current date. All I have to do is navigate to the generic URL (by clicking on the website's menu), and the correct URL is formulated.

    I would like to add this generic URL to my home screen. However, when the page loads it's already too late to save a shortcut to home screen, because the URL has changed. And I cannot find a way to edit the URL before the shortcut is created, or later.

    Please advise,
    Thank you
    10-06-2015 06:12 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello, welcome to the forums!

    That's a tricky one! Maybe it'll work if you first switch WiFi and mobile data off, try to load the generic page and wait until the offline error shows up. The redirect won't apply so you should be able to "add to home screen" in the Chrome settings.
    10-06-2015 06:59 AM
  3. kndCajun's Avatar
    Thanks. That worked beautifully!

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    10-07-2015 06:03 AM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Glad it helped! See you around the forums.
    David Trawick likes this.
    10-07-2015 06:17 AM
  5. Deanna Herald's Avatar
    Thanks Javier! I did it with NY Times Morning Briefing. http://www.nytimes.com/morningbriefing
    11-16-2016 11:18 AM
  6. irishred5's Avatar
    Glad it helped! See you around the forums.
    Thanks so much Javier! We were racking our brains trying to figure this out and hadn't thought of this solution. Genius!
    01-02-2017 11:08 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Haha. Glad it helped and thanks for registering! See you around the forums.
    01-03-2017 09:37 AM
  8. HogCall's Avatar
    Worked for me, too. Now if only the URL shortcut would use the favicon....

    Thanks!
    Javier P likes this.
    04-27-2017 01:34 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Worked for me, too. Now if only the URL shortcut would use the favicon....

    Thanks!
    Glad it helped! I guess your best option is using a custom launcher and edit the shortcut.
    04-27-2017 03:02 PM
  10. HogCall's Avatar
    Well, the real problem is that we have a customer who needs to save the link to our website on their mobile devices, and I believe it is going to be on over 400 devices. So I was researching if there was a way to create a custom icon that would point to the main URL (instead of the redirected to the Login URL) -- and discovered this thread -- with our custom Icon. You'd think they would have made shortcut icons a little easier to edit. Still, at least I've got this part solved.
    04-28-2017 10:22 AM

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