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.

[NOTE: In my book, the Windows PC Guidebook I talk in great detail about how to work with the Windows Desktop. CLICK HERE to learn more about the book.]

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—>>>

Once the video starts playing, click the “gear” button (above) to change the video quality—>>>

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…

As always, I’d love to hear your experiences or comments. You can leave them below…

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