Vista Shortcuts

So, tell me, have you been using Windows Vista for awhile now? And are you still trying to master it? If you are, that’s perfectly normal. It’s not easy learning a whole new operating system and it will take some time. Luckily, there are some things you can work on to make the process go a little faster. I’ve already covered a few in past articles, but I have a brand new one for you today! It has to do with managing shortcuts on your Vista computer. So, if that’s something you’ve been wanting to learn a little more about, read on!

I’m sure you all know how helpful shortcuts can be, but if you’re not sure how to create them, what’s the point, right? Well, in Windows Vista, there are several ways you can create shortcuts, but for today, I’m just going to show you two of the easiest. The first is a simple drag and drop. For example, if you want to create a shortcut for one of your favorite programs, just find it under your Start menu and drag it to your desktop. That’s all there is to it! The second way is to find the item you want to create a shortcut for, right click on it and choose Send To, Desktop. Either way you choose, a new icon will appear on your desktop for easy access!

Now, what if you want to create a shortcut for one of your favorite Web sites? Well, all you have to do is go to that site and drag the small icon you see next to the site’s URL to your desktop. That way, you won’t have to type in the Web address every time you want to visit that site. How cool is that?! Also, if you want to rename one of your shortcuts once you get them on your desktop, just right click on it, choose Rename and type in the name you prefer. Or, if you want to remove one of your shortcuts, simply right click on it and select Delete, then Yes. No matter what you make a shortcut for, your Vista experience just got a whole lot easier!

~ Erin