Whether you’re new to this thing called Windows, or someone who’s been using it for years, at some point you’ll find the need to really “take control” of your Windows Desktop, and use it as a way to quickly get to your most commonly used programs. A big part of this is learning to create a shortcut.
There are really lots of ways to create a shortcut in Windows 7, but here I’ll focus on the method that we teach in our computer classes at the AgeWell Computer Education Center in Lincoln, NE. By the way, even if you’re using an older version of Windows (such as Windows XP or Vista) this same technique will work.
Click on the video below to see how to create a shortcut in Windows 7.
Click the lower-right corner button (above) to go Full Screen—>>>
By the way, this article and video a part of a mini-series called “Taking Control of your Windows Desktop”. Here are links to all the articles in the series…
- Create a shortcut in Windows
- Pin a shortcut to the Taskbar
- How to Change Windows 7 Desktop icons
- Organize the Windows 7 Desktop – Part 1
- Organize the Windows 7 Desktop – Part 2
- Customize the Windows 7 Notification Area
- Change the Windows 7 Desktop background
- BONUS: Change Windows 7 Screen Resolution
As always, I’d love to hear your experiences or comments. You can leave them below…