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How to change your Windows 7 desktop icons

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#1 TutorialBot


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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:59 PM

A new tutorial titled How to change your Windows 7 desktop icons was added by BleepingComputer.com. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:

When you install Windows 7 you will find that your desktop has only the Recycle
Bin icon and any other icons enabled by your computer manufacturer. If you wish
to add other icons such as the Computer, Network, Control Panel, and your User's
Files icon you will need to perform a few easy steps.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

If you wish to add a new icon to your desktop for an application, the easiest way I have found yet is as follows :

Click on 'Start'
Click on 'All programs'
Browse to the program you want to create an icon for, Let's take MS Word as an example.
Slide down the list of programs to the yellow box 'MS Office'
Click on 'MS Office'
Slide down to 'Word', when it is highlighted ( ie, goes blue )
RIGHT click on it - a pop-up menu appears
Click on 'Send to'
Click on 'Desktop (create shortcut).

Job done.

Chris Cosgrove

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