Creating a desktop or taskbar shortcut

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How to create a desktop shortcut

To create a desktop shortcut icon of frequently used applications:

  • Click on the Start Menu button
  • Click on All Programs

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  • Click on program folder containing the application of interest (e.g., click on Microsoft Office to find Excel)
  • Right-click on the application you want to place on the desktop

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  • Select Copy from the pop-up menu

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  • Move mouse cursor to an open area on the desktop
  • Right-click and select Paste and an icon of the application should be created

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How to create a taskbar shortcut

To create a taskbar shortcut icon of frequently used applications:

  • Click on the Start Menu button
  • Click on All Programs

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  • Click on program folder containing the application of interest (e.g., click on Microsoft Office to find Excel)

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  • Right-click on the application you want to place on the taskbar
  • Select Pin to taskbar from the pop-up menu and an icon of the application should appear in the taskbar

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