How to Create a VIN Shortcut on Your Desktop
October 4, 2011 (published)
Shilpa Gadam

Follow the steps below to create a VIN shortcut on your desktop for easy & quick access to VIN.

Watch this video on how to create a VIN shortcut:

Windows

Mac

iPad

iPhone

Android - Chrome

Android - Firefox


       

Windows;

1. Go to http://WWW.vin.com

2. Resize your browser window so you can see both your browser window and your computer's desktop on the same screen.


 

3. Click and hold down your mouse button on the VIN icon (the gold triangle in front of the URL) in the address bar.

4. While still holding the mouse down, drag the mouse pointer to the desktop and then release the mouse button.

Note: Your browser will sometimes show the browser icon instead of the VIN triangle. You can drag whichever icon appears in front of the URL and it will still create a shortcut for http://WWW.vin.com.

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Mac:

After resizing the browser window, click and drag the VIN icon to your desktop when it turns to a hand icon.

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iPad:

- Tap the Safari icon on your iPad

- When the Safari browser opens, go to http://BETA.vin.com/


 

- Tap the small square with right facing arrow icon next to the url address field.


 

- Select 'Add to Home Screen' from the drop-down choices.

- You can edit the name for the shortcut and then select the 'Add' button.

- You should see an icon for VIN when you return to the iPad home screen. From now on you can tap the new shortcut to go directly to VIN.


 

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iPhone:

VIN mobile makes browsing easier on the iPhone's smaller screen.

- Tap the Safari icon on your iPhone
 
- Go to http://mobile.vin.com .
 
- Tap the small square  with arrow in the middle of the bottom toolbar. 


 

- You can edit the name for the shortcut and then select the 'Add' button
 
- You should see an icon for VIN mobile when you return to your home screen.  You can now use this shortcut to open VIN mobile for easier VIN access on your iPhone.

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Android - Chrome:

VIN mobile makes browsing easier if you are using an Android phone.

- Tap the Chrome icon on your phone to open the browser

- Go to http://mobile.vin.com .

- Tap the menu button on your device to open the Chrome menu


 

- Choose the 'Add to homescreen' option

- You should see an icon for the VIN front page on the home screen of your device

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Android - Firefox:

VIN mobile makes browsing easier if you are using an Android phone.

- Tap the Chrome icon on your phone to open the browser

- Go to http://mobile.vin.com .

- Tap the menu button on your device to open the Firefox menu


 

- Choose the 'Page' option from the menu that appears


 

- Choose the 'Add to Home Screen' option

- You should see an icon for the VIN front page on the home screen of your device

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Edge browser on Windows 10:

Coming soon



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