If there is a file, folder, application or Webpage that is used frequently, you can place a shortcut on the Desktop. There are several ways to do this.

Creating a shortcut using the Desktop menu

  1. Go to the Desktop and press the Applications key (or Shift + F10) for the Desktop menu. You may need to press Control + Spacebar, if necessary, to unselect an icon on the Desktop.
  2. Arrow down to New and press Enter.
  3. Arrow down to Shortcut and press Enter.
  4. Type in the full location of the file or folder or application or Webpage item. Alternatively, Tab to the Browse button, press Enter, and use arrow keys to find the item that you want.
  5. Press Enter to select the item.
  6. Tab to the Next button and press Enter.
  7. Give it a name and press Enter.
  8. The new icon will appear on the Desktop.

Creating a shortcut through Internet Explorer

  1. Open the file or webpage in Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt + F for the File Menu.
  3. Arrow down to Send and press Enter.
  4. Arrow down to Shortcut to Desktop, and press Enter.

Creating a shortcut to a file through File Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key + E for File Explorer.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the file and press the Applications Key (or Shift + F10).
  3. Arrow down to Send to and press Enter.
  4. Arrow down to Desktop (create shortcut) and press Enter.

To rename a shortcut icon, press Windows Key + D for the Desktop and use the arrow keys to select the icon. Press F2 and type in the new name. Press Enter to confirm the new name.

Alternatively, once the icon is selected, press the Applications Key (or Shift + F10), arrow down to Rename and press Enter. Type in the new name and press Enter to confirm.

To delete a shortcut icon, press Windows Key + D for the Desktop and use the arrow keys to select the icon. Then press the Delete key.

Alternatively, once the icon is selected, press the Applications Key (or Shift + F10), arrow down to Delete and press Enter.