How to Create Shortcuts to Your Desktop

Posted by Britt Duncan - April 23, 2014

A shortcut enables you to quickly access a file, folder, drive, or program on your computer. This post will introduce four methods of adding shortcuts to your desktop.

For Websites

Method One:

1. Right click on your desktop, click the New option and select Shortcut.

2. If you want to create a shortcut for your favorite site like Google to your desktop, you can add its URL to Type the location of the item box.

3. Type a name for this shortcut and click Finish button.

 

Method Two:

1. Narrow your browser first, and open a website randomly.

2. Then move your mouse to the icon in address bar, and then left click and drag it onto your desktop.

For Files/Folders/Programs

Method One:

1. Right click on your desktop, click the New option and select Shortcut.

2. In the Create Shortcut dialog window, click Browse button and locate the program, file, folder to the box, then click Next button and click OK.

 

Method Two:

Double click on Computer, locate a file you want. And then right click your program and move to Send to, then select Desktop (create shortcut).

 

Method Three:

Double click on Computer, locate a program you want. And then use mouse to adjust the size of the window. Left click the program, drag it onto your desktop and release the mouse. Finally, a shortcut is created.

 

Method Four:

Use your mouse to left click and drag a program you want onto your desktop, and then hit Shift + Ctrl keys.




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