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How to create a Short Cut on Desktop?


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#1 nelsonn69

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:29 AM

Hiya People...Ive just installed Windows 10 & trying to get accustomed to it, now one thing is bugging me and thats i cant seem to create a Desk Top Shortcut whilst on a website, its only gives me 3 options when I right click as below:

 

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:17 AM

This is the way I do it;

1. Move your cursor to the address bar of the website that you are on

2. Left click on the address to highlight the entire address

3. Right click and copy the address

4. Minimize the screen

5.Anywhere on your desktop, just right click the mouse and you will see a little menu

6. Go down to new, choose shortcut

7. Where it says type the location of item then you paste what you just copied and hit next

8. In the next screen label your shortcut and then hit finish

 

This little trick also works for files that you need access to a lot.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:20 AM

I don't know if it works in Edge, but another way to proceed in Internet Explorer: simply go in the URL address bar, select the website icon on the left of the URL, then drag and drop it on the Desktop to create a shortcut. Alternatively, you can add that website to your Favorites, open the Favorites panel and drag and drop the website on the Desktop as well.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:25 AM

:clapping: Hey thanks Rocky!!, what a palaver though hey!!



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:32 AM

 ...awesome thanks alot Aura!!! :clapping:



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:39 AM

No problem nelsonn, you're welcome :)


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:37 AM

@Nelson, then another trick:  rename the shortcut as you choose.  Then right-click on the taskbar and create a Desktop toolbar.  All those shortcuts will 'go into' the toolbar, so it becomes its own start menu.  Which, you can sort if you want, video here shows how.  The vid does it in Win7, but it works the same way in Win8-10.  So finally, you can right click on the desktop, then View, then uncheck 'show desktop icons'.  So now, they are 'only' in your tool bar.  You can do the same thing with Quick Launch, (in effect showing only three, but usefully accommodating) up to 80 icons in each toolbar (and you can create more toolbars, of course).  So the horrid Win10 new menu (much better with Classic Shell), is no longer in your way.


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