Re: how do you save items to your desktop?

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

Hi, David. Which version of Windows are you running? If you are using Windows 10, here's how to conveniently save shortcuts to apps to the desktop.

Open the Run dialog (Windows+R=run), type in:


and then press enter to view this folder.

Find an app you wish to create a shortcut for, right-click (applications key, or, shift+f10 and choose Create shortcut from the pop-up menu that appears.

You’ll be prompted that the shortcut cannot be placed here, and Windows will recommend placing it on the desktop instead. Press enter on Yes. A shortcut with the name App-Name Shortcut for example (Mail Shortcut) will appear on the desktop. You can leave this as-is, or rename it (I usually remove the word, Shortcut). And you can of course move the shortcut to any folder as needed.

One note, if you are not using first-letter navigation to find the app in the AppsFolder, you will need to use the left and right arrows, instead of the Up and Down arrows to navigate through the apps. Otherwise, you will miss a lot of apps. This is because the AppsFolder is always in Tiles View, and can only be temporarily changed. The minute you exit the folder, it will return to Tiles View, regardless of how you set it. This is because AppsFolder is a System folder.

Bill White

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of David Ingram
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:12 PM
Subject: how do you save items to your desktop?

Hi list members, i'd like to know how to save items to your desktop? I'm not sure how this is done. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning this question.

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