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Chapter 4. Getting Around Windows XP > Project: Add Shortcuts to Your Desktop

Project: Add Shortcuts to Your Desktop

To personalize your desktop, you should take a poll of those who'll be using your computer and find out what programs they'll use most often. You may have to compromise and leave some off the desktop because you don't want it to get too cluttered. You can then create shortcuts and organize them on the screen, perhaps with those used by each family member in their own corner of the desktop so they can be found easily.

✓ Follow these steps to add a shortcut to a program:

1.
From the Start menu, click All Programs.

2.
Right-click the software you want a shortcut for; a shortcut menu appears.

3.
Click Create Shortcut. A copy of the item appears at the end of the Programs list (for example WordPad [2]).

4.
Click the copy and drag it onto your desktop.


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