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


Tom Behler
 

Cathyanne:

 

No, I can’t launch the application after step 3.

 

However, I can launch the program from the all apps list just fine.

 

This is definitely rather strange.

 

One thing I can tell you is that this is a program that was personally developed by a fellow ham radio operator.  We are using the program to generate Morse Code for a series of Morse Code classes for the Handiham organization.  I wonder if that has something to do with my issue here, since most of the programs I install automatically place a shortcut on the desktop.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io; main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Having Trouble With Desktop Shortcut For Newly-Installed Program

 

Can you launch the application by pressing ENTER on it after step 3?

 

Make sure it’s a valid shortcut.

 

CathyAnne

 

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CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute

(520) 955-6611

 

CathyAnne Murtha

CEO

Access Technology Institute, LLC

Phone: (520) 955-6611



On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 9:35 PM -0700, "Randy Barnett" <blindmansbluff09@...> wrote:

OK, Just open the start menu and go to the programs and press shifgt plus F10 and then arrow to send to then arrow to send to desktop. This will place a shortcut on the desktop without messing around in files. If as sometimes happens in wildows 10 you dont get the option to send to then you will have to click open location then at that point copy and paste the shortcut to the desktop.

On 9/28/2020 7:42 PM, Tom Behler wrote:

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

Access Technology Institute

(520) 955-6611

 

CathyAnne Murtha

CEO

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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