A shortcut on the desktop – Here’s how

In Windows, you can create a shortcut to programs or Web pages can call with one click at any time. Thats is quite easy!

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Shortcuts are a very useful feature of Windows. Create shortcuts Most programs in your installation. This can even lead to cluttered desktops if you are not careful. On the other hand, they can be very helpful. As when we open again directly from the desktop a specific folder, launch an Internet link or start a program like. it's easy to create a shortcut to happiness.

Create Shortcut with two mouse clicks

There are several methods to create a shortcut on Windows. There is even a separate dialog to which I will come to that later. But the simplest method actually works via drag and drop.

  1. At the fastest way you control the folder or file for which you want to link to.
  2. Click the content with the right mouse button and choose from the menu the function &# 8220; Send To&# 8221 ;.
  3. now selects &# 8220; Desktop (create shortcut)&# 8221 ;.
  4. Now, an icon appears to the content on the desktop for the created shortcut.
Create Shortcut context menueSimple can not link!

Most likely to know the possibility of using the mouse a copy of a file or folder elsewhere &# 8211; about the desktop &# 8211; to apply. About as easy it is, if we want to create a shortcut. we want to, for example, ensure that we always call a folder with a single click from the desktop, without copying to the folder there, then we need a shortcut. So we do the following:

  • First we open the Windows Explorer by clicking on the icon &Computer; # 8220&# 8221 ;.
  • Then we click our way through to the destination folder.
  • This will be clicked and then while holding down the right mouse button to the desktop.
  • There, you can release the mouse button and you will see the menu, which we see in the picture above.
  • In this menu, click on we &Create Shortcut here; # 8220&# 8221 ;.

As of now, there is a shortcut to this folder at the selected point. This need not be the desktop. This can be any folder even another drive. There are no copied files. Windows sets only to a direct connection to the desired goal if we link. We delete this link, then disappears only them. which has no influence on the files or folders themselves.

This method works not only within the Windows Explorer. Example, we can also create a shortcut to a program on the Start menu and place them on the desktop. This is always helpful if a program does not create desktop shortcut during installation.

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Create Shortcut to programs or websites

There is a second method to create shortcuts in Windows. It is a little more complicated, but it has an additional benefit. Because with it we can also create links to Internet sites and store them as a link or icon. Thus, for example, can Create link collections on the desktop.

This method is through the context menu that we reach with a click of the right mouse button. So We click anywhere, just where we want to create the link, a blank area. So this time we have to click on anything or nothing move somewhere.

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The following method calls a query dialog. It has the advantage that we can use it for shortcuts on your own computer, the network, but also to websites. How it&# 8217; s:

  • Click at the destination with the right mouse button on a free area.
  • On the shortcut menu &# 8220; re&# 8221; click and in the following menu &Link; # 8220&# 8221 ;.
  • It opens a window, but we can also use links for file or folder shortcuts. To create a normal link, we click on &Browse; # 8220&# 8221; and then us through to the goal. For an Internet link, we take these fully (including http: //) in there.
  • click Next, to get to name entry.
  • Enter the name for the link. This is not a file name, but a name of the icon.
  • On &Finish; # 8220&# 8221; click and the link or the link is ready.


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