Can I put URLS on my Kin­dle Fire home screen?

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QCan you please ex­plain in sim­ple English how to en­able a web­site URL to be cre­ated on the home screen of an Ama­zon Fire HD 8 tablet, to act as a short­cut to that web­site? I’ve Googled lots of sup­posed meth­ods, none of which work. This has been frus­trat­ing me since I bought the tablet and I can find no easy path to fol­low to rec­tify it! Bryan Lil­ly­white

ABad news – there’s cur­rently no way to do this. Even more an­noy­ingly, there used to be. But, for rea­sons best known to Ama­zon, the firm has re­peat­edly up­dated the Fire OS – the Kin­dle’s op­er­at­ing sys­tem – to pre­vent users from mak­ing home-screen web short­cuts.

The best we can of­fer is book­marks. Just in case you don’t know how to add these, first launch the Silk web browser and visit a site. Now tap the menu but­ton (three dots, on the right) fol­lowed by Book­marks and then Add Book­mark (see screen­shot). On sub­se­quent oc­ca­sions, tap View My Book­marks to see what you’ve logged.

Web short­cuts are blocked, but Kin­dle users can book­mark sites

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