Creating a QR Code for a Web Page

Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated August 9, 2021)

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QR codes have been around for a long time. They originated in Japan in 1994 from a company named Denso Wave. This matrix barcode was designed as a way for the car company to quickly obtain information about the item the QR code was on. With their ability to hold up to 4,000 characters, QR codes quickly became a fast way to present content to a user.

Over time, QR codes made it possible for your device, often a cell phone, to do specific actions, such as transfer bitcoin, call someone, open a website, and more. Opening web pages is often the most-used purpose for QR codes.

While QR codes have become more common and hated by some, the one thing that has been tricky for some people is how to create a QR code. Microsoft's Edge Chromium has made this a bit easier by allowing you to make and save a QR code as a PNG file that, when scanned, enables people to go to the web page you specify. To create a QR code, follow these steps:

  1. Using Edge Chromium, open the web page for which you want a QR code.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the page. Edge displays a Context menu.
  3. Choose "Create QR Code for This Page." Edge displays a pop-up window with the QR code. You can then test the code by scanning it with an app capable of scanning QR codes on your phone.
  4. If you need to, you can modify the URL in the box below the QR code. The code changes as you type.
  5. When you're done, choose Download. Edge saves a PNG of the QR code to your download folder.

The QR Code generated by Edge Chromium, when printed or displayed wherever you like, allows for quick scan access to the website you specified.

 This tip (13892) applies to Windows 10.

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2021-08-09 09:21:02

David Gingold

Can a QR Code be captured w/ a laptop w/ a built-in camera?


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