Learn how to create desktop shortcuts in Windows 7
In Windows 7, you can create desktop shortcuts to open the settings, programs or files that you use frequently. The shortcuts offer users the benefit of opening applications through the desktop or any other desired location. If you have created shortcuts, there is no need to traverse the entire path for accessing a particular program. The website 7 Tutorials has created a library of 128 Windows 7 shortcuts that can be downloaded from here. These shortcuts cover several settings and tools such as Action Center, backup and restore, default programs, power options, adjust screen resolution, notification area icons, screen saver, Internet options, troubleshooting, and lots more.
If you want to learn how to create shortcuts, here are the instructions:
How to create a shortcut to a program or a file
- First of all, you need to right-click an open area on the desktop.
- Hover the mouse pointer over ‘New’, and then click ‘Shortcut’.
- In the dialog box that opens, click ‘Browse’.
- Now browse to the program or file to which you want to create a shortcut.
- Click the program or file, click ‘Open’, and then click ‘Next’.
- Enter a name for the shortcut. Click the ‘Finish’ button.
How to create a shortcut for other objects such as folders
- Use ‘My Computer’ or ‘Windows Explorer’ to locate the object to which you want to create a shortcut.
- Now right-click the object, and then click ‘Create Shortcut’.
- Drag the new shortcut to an open area on the desktop.