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


Tom Behler
 

JM:

 

The program runs fine when I access it from the all apps list.

 

However, interestingly, I can’t access it via the windows R run command.  I double-checked the name of the program in the all apps list before entering the name into the run command edit box, but the program still won’t come up that way.

 

Again, though, it works just fine when accessing it from the All Apps list.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 10:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Having Trouble With Desktop Shortcut For Newly-Installed Program

 

Tom,

Find the location of the actual programme on your computer (not the shortcut), and see if that runs

Will probably be installed in c:\program files or c:\program files (x86)

If you examine the file properties of the short-cut (alt-enter on the shortcut) it will tell you where the programme location  and executable filename is.

If you use the “run” command you should just be able to type in that name and if the programme doesn’t run still – you know the problem isn’t with the shortcut.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: September 28, 2020 10:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Having Trouble With Desktop Shortcut For Newly-Installed Program

 

Cathyanne:

 

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 10:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io; jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
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

 

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CathyAnne Murtha

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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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