moderated Re: Having Trouble With Desktop Shortcut For Newly-Installed Program

Tom Behler



Unfortunately, that did not work for me.


In other words, I got the same results;  the shortcut shows up on the desktop, but nothing happens when I highlight it and press enter on it.


If you or any others have more suggestions, I’ll give them a try.


Tom Behler



From: <> On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 10:33 PM
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Subject: Re: Having Trouble With Desktop Shortcut For Newly-Installed Program


You are creating a shortcut to a shortcut.


Follow your steps through number 3.


Copy the shortcut, CTRL-C.


Focus on the Desktop, WINDOWS KEY-D.


Paste the shortcut, CTRL-V.


That should fix your issue.





CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute

(520) 955-6611


CathyAnne Murtha


Access Technology Institute, LLC

Phone: (520) 955-6611

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM -0700, "Tom Behler" <tombehler@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone.


I’m trying to put a shortcut on the desktop for a new program I’ve just installed onto my Windows 10 PC, but can’t get the shortcut to work.  The shortcut appears on the desktop, but when I hit enter on it, nothing happens.


What am I missing?


Here are the instructions I used to create the desktop shortcut:


  1. Press the windows key and search for the program.
  2. When you find the program, do not press  enter, press the context key or shift F10.
  3. Press enter on the open fie location option. The cursor is in the location of the executable file.
  4. Press the context key or shift F10 again on the file.
  5. Arrow to the send to submenu. Shortcut N.
  6. Select the desktop create shortcut from this submenu, short cut D.
  7. Check the desktop for the new shortcut.




Thanks for any help.


Tom Behler



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