Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How To Add Shortcuts

What is a Shortcut?

 A shortcut offers a way of doing a task more quickly such as starting a program or accessing a document. The shortcut icon has a small arrow in the left corner to help you distinguish it from the actual icon that represents programs and files.


The icon above is a desktop shortcut for the Things to Do document that's actually stored in this particular user's My Documents folder.When you delete a shortcut, the original item still exists on your computer in its original location.

Add A Shorcut:

To add a shortcut to the desktop using Windows Explorer or My Computer

1. Open Windows Explorer or My Computer.
2. Double-click a drive or folder.
3. Click the file, program, or folder for which you want to make a shortcut. The item darkens when you select it.
4. Choose FileCreate Shortcut.
5. Resize the window so you can see the desktop

6. Hover the mouse pointer over the shortcut icon and hold down the left mouse button and drag the shortcut onto desktop (in the left pane).
7. Release the left mouse button and a shortcut is moved to the desktop.


Add A Shortcut By Right-clicking:

1. Open Windows Explorer or My Computer.
2. Double-click a drive or folder.
3. Right-click the file, program, or folder for which you want to make a shortcut.
4. A pop-up menu appears. Choose Create Shortcut.
5. Resize the window so you can see the desktop.

6. Hover the mouse pointer over the shortcut icon and hold down the left mouse button and drag the shortcut onto desktop (in the left pane).
7. Release the left mouse button and a shortcut is moved to the desktop.


3 comments:

  1. Is it adviced to have shortcuts for all the applications and programs that are installed on the computer??? I believe that it will reduce the performance of the system.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes, It does effect your computer performance if you have unnecessary shortcuts for all the applications and programs, however you will have atleast one shortcut each application by default.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Even moving files on desktop into a folder inside drive would boost system performance

    ReplyDelete

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