Can I put URLS on my Kindle Fire home screen?
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