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Adding desktop icons for applications

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro

    Adding desktop icons for applications


    The only way I've found to add app icons to the desktop is to go to the All Apps screen, right click, go to file location, then add a shortcut to the desktop from there. Is there an easier way?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vincenzo,

    You could right click on the desktop, click on New -> Shortcut, browse to and select the .exe file of the program, type in a name for the shortcut, and click on Finish.
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    Win7 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    The only way I've found to add app icons to the desktop is to go to the All Apps screen, right click, go to file location, then add a shortcut to the desktop from there. Is there an easier way?

    Thanks
    that's the easiest way... it was like that in win7 too, no different
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