Desktop shortcuts sure come in handy, but not everyone knows how to create them. Harry asks: “I would like to know how to make a desktop shortcut for a program I use everyday.”
No problem Harry. Here’s how to make a shortcut in Windows 7.

If it’s a program you use very frequently, you may wish to add it to your Start Menu or your Taskbar. Search the name of the program in your search box.

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Right-click and you’ll see options to pin to the Taskbar and Start Menu.

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Pin it to the Start Menu and it will appear when you click the Start button.

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Choose Pin to Taskbar and it will always appear on your taskbar for easy access.

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To create a desktop shortcut, click once on the icon for the program and hold while you drag it to a blank area on your desktop.

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Now you’ll have a shortcut right there on your desktop.

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~ Cynthia