Creating an icon on desktop...


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Jim and Pat German

To add an "icon" to my "desktop" I am told to Right-click my desktop icon on
(My Computer), point to NEW and then SHORTCUTS...

When I click my arrow on "MY COMPUTER ICON", containing "desktop" the action
simply brings out "CREATE SHORTCUT". When I click on "Create Shortcuts" a
new icon for "MY COMPUTER" appears on the screen???? So nothing happens????

I am a member of a harmonica playing club. I visit this site more than once
a day. So I want an "ICON' to speed up finding this site quickly.
So can you tell me how to create an ICON??????? Thanks! J.M. German
 
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Malke

Jim said:
To add an "icon" to my "desktop" I am told to Right-click my desktop
icon on (My Computer), point to NEW and then SHORTCUTS...

When I click my arrow on "MY COMPUTER ICON", containing "desktop" the
action simply brings out "CREATE SHORTCUT". When I click on "Create
Shortcuts" a
new icon for "MY COMPUTER" appears on the screen???? So nothing
happens????

I am a member of a harmonica playing club. I visit this site more
than once
a day. So I want an "ICON' to speed up finding this site quickly.
So can you tell me how to create an ICON??????? Thanks! J.M. German

The first thing you're doing wrong is that you're not supposed to click
on My Computer. You're supposed to right-click on an empty area of the
Desktop. From there you can choose Create Shortcut and navigate to the
executable that will run whatever program for which you want a
shortcut. This isn't how you would make a shortcut to a webpage anyway.

When you say "I visit this site", I assume you mean the harmonica
playing club's website. You can make a shortcut to the website in a
couple of different ways.

1. Open your browser (Internet Explorer? Firefox?) and go to the club's
homepage. If your browser is maximized (fills the whole screen), make
it smaller. Now left-click/drag the icon in the browser's addressbar to
an empty area of the Desktop. This will create a shortcut.

2. A more convenient way (to my thinking) is to use your Links toolbar
in IE (Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox). If Links isn't showing,
View>Toolbars>left-click next to Links. You may need to unlock the
Toolbars to move the Links toolbar to where you can see it (in case it
is way over to the right). In Firefox, it's View>Toolbars>Bookmarks
Toolbar.

Now left-click/drag the club's homepage icon from the addressbar to the
Links/Bookmarks toolbar. Now whenever you open the browser (and are
online!), all you need to do is give one left-click on the new icon in
your toolbar and you'll be taken to the site.

Malke
 
A

Alan Edwards

Try another method.
From your browser (presumably IE) while the site is open:
Right-click in an unused spot in the page and select "Create Shortcut"

....Alan
 
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Nepatsfan

%[email protected],
Jim and Pat German said:
To add an "icon" to my "desktop" I am told to Right-click my
desktop icon on (My Computer), point to NEW and then
SHORTCUTS...
When I click my arrow on "MY COMPUTER ICON", containing
"desktop" the action simply brings out "CREATE SHORTCUT".
When I click on "Create Shortcuts" a new icon for "MY
COMPUTER" appears on the screen???? So nothing happens????
I am a member of a harmonica playing club. I visit this
site more than once a day. So I want an "ICON' to speed up
finding this site quickly. So can you tell me how to create
an ICON??????? Thanks! J.M. German

Here's an easier way to put a shortcut to a web site on your
Desktop.

Go to the web site for your harmonica playing club.
Look in the upper left corner of your screen for the File menu.
Click on File.
A menu should drop down.
Move your mouse pointer down the menu until it's over Send.
Move your mouse pointer towards the arrow to the right of Send
and another menu should appear.
Move your mouse pointer over "Shortcut to Desktop" and click on
it with the left mouse button.
Check your Desktop to see if the new shortcut is there.

If after following these instructions you're still unable to
create a shortcut, post back and we'll try another option.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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Ayush

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Right click a blank space on desktop,
Point to new,
Click Shortcut,
In Location box, enter the url of website or browse for a file,
Follow the steps.
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If you want to create a shortcut to a web page then:
Open your browser,
Make sure it is not maximized,
Open the website,
Drag the icon from [title bar or Address bar] to Desktop.
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