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Open a Website with the Task Scheduler on Windows

A comprehensive guide on how to open website with Task Scheduler


If you use certain websites frequently and find yourself going through multiple browser tabs all the time, this article is for you. There is a more efficient way of automating this task, and that is by using the Task Scheduler to open frequently used websites.

The Task Scheduler allows you to schedule software to launch automatically at specific times by adding arguments to scheduled activities. The tool also enables you to program any web browser to start with a predetermined set of web pages.

Using the Task Scheduler is a better way to open frequently used websites and in this article, we will walk you through the steps to use this tool.

Use the Task Scheduler to open websites

The Task Scheduler is your best bet if you want to open websites automatically because it gives you an opportunity to schedule tasks to run at specific times or intervals. The steps below will show you the process to do this.

  1. Click the Windows button to bring up the search bar, type Task Scheduler in the text field, and open the relevant option.
    open website with Task Scheduler
  2. Secondly, select the Create Basic Task option under the Actions section on the right side.
    open website with Task Scheduler
  3. In the Name field, input the name of the site you would like to open and click Next.
  4. Under the Task Trigger section, select a time you want the task to start, and click Next.
    open website with Task Scheduler
  5. Next, select how long you want this activity to repeat itself, and click Next.
    open website with Task Scheduler
  6. Click the radio button for the Start a program option and select Next.
  7. In the Program/script section, enter the location of the website you want to open, and in the Add argument field, input the full URL of the site.
  8. Go through the information you entered to ensure that it is correct, then click the Finish button to complete the process.
  9. Lastly, in the Task Scheduler library, click Run to test if it is working correctly.

Wrapping things up

Following the steps outlined in this guide, you will successfully use the Task Scheduler to open websites you frequently use, reducing the stress of manually navigating multiple browser tabs.

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