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Moving a shortcut to a WORD file to the Start tray


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Would someone please remind me how to place a shortcut to a specific WORD file into the Start area? Do I just  highlight the file in a MyComputer listing and then drag it to the Start area? I tried that and it did not work; what am I doing wrong?

 

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What do you mean by Start Area? Are you talking about the area above the Start button or the Quick Launch area to the right of the Start button?
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Ztrucker: I meant the area to the right of the Start button -- is that the "quick launch" area ? But, now that you mention the area above the Start button -- what is that called? -- I'd like to know how to drag a file there too. Thanks much for your help. .... batpark


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Ztrucker: As Gilder Radnor would say, "Never mind." I retried dragging the file to the area to the right of the Start button and it worked fine. I don't know what I did wrong the fist time, that prompted my query.  Thanks. ...batpark


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If you drag with the right mouse button instead of the left, when you release the button you are given choices of the action to perform. One of them is to create a shortcut. This is what I use most of the time.

 

The area above the Start button is usually called the Start area or MRU (Most recently used) area. In Vista, 7 or 8 you can pin stuff there. I XP I think it's a dynamic area where the MRU stuff goes.


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Thanks for the elaboration.  ...batpark


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