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Moving Program Icon from Desktop Back To Programs List

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    Moving Program Icon from Desktop Back To Programs List


    I found a way to get my list of programs on to the tool/task bar. From there I dragged one of the programs to the desktop thinking it would just create a shortcut. It didn't. It took the program off the dropdown list and put it on the desktop. I can't find a way to put it back in the drop down list of programs. I realize it's not earth shattering but it is definitely a huge annoyance to me since I want to have a 'shortcut' on both the programs drop down list and on the desk top. I'm sure it's probably a very simple thing but....

    thanks

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Try right-clicking and dragging/dropping onto the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Try right-clicking and dragging/dropping onto the list.
    I tried that and it wouldn't work. Dragging to the toolbar for some reason isn't allowed (had one of the circle with line thru it signs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by krewblues View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Try right-clicking and dragging/dropping onto the list.
    I tried that and it wouldn't work. Dragging to the toolbar for some reason isn't allowed (had one of the circle with line thru it signs)
    OK I just figured out a way to do it. I copied the icon and pasted into the programs folder on the toolbar. It actually worked. lol
    thanks for your help.
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    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    No worries, glad you got it sorted.
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