Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a desktop shortcut, part of Up and Running with Windows 8.
If you tend to spend a fair amount of time working in the desktop environment …you might find it convenient to create desktop shortcuts for key applications …that you use on a regular basis while you're in that desktop environment. …Let's take a look at how we can create desktop shortcuts quickly and easily. …I'll start off by switching to the desktop environment by clicking on the …desktop tile and then in that desktop environment, I can right-click, or tap …and hold if I'm using a touchscreen device, in order to bring up a context …sensitive menu. From that menu I'll choose New followed …by Shortcut so that I can create a new application shortcut.…
When I click that option, I'll get a create shortcut dialog where I can …specify the location of the item I want to create a shortcut to. …And in this case, it's going to be an application. …I could also create a shortcut to, for example, a folder where I store certain documents. …The point is that I can create shortcuts to a variety of different things on the desktop. …
- Changing your environment and customizing live tiles
- Using gestures
- Creating and using a picture password
- Using Windows applications
- Working with media
- Accessing and personalizing the desktop
- Working with the File Explorer
- Changing Windows settings
- Backing up your files
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started with Windows 8
2. Using Windows Applications
3. Working with Media
4. Working with the Desktop
5. Managing Your Computer System
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