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Chapter 7. Up Front: The New Desktop > Customizing Shortcuts

Customizing Shortcuts

Although Windows XP has changed many things, it still offers multiple customization options for shortcuts. You can add shortcuts, rename them, or configure their properties. Shortcuts are an important time-saving feature in Windows; the following sections outline techniques for making them look the way you want.

Adding Shortcuts

Adding shortcuts in Windows XP is much like the process you have used in earlier versions of the operating system. Simply use the Start menu to locate the program and then right-click on the program name. In the context menu, choose Send To. A submenu appears, and from this you can select the option Desktop (create shortcut). The icon for the program appears on the Desktop so you can access it quickly. (Remember, however, that if you don't use the icon within 60 days or if you choose to manually clean up the Desktop icons, it can be hidden away!)


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