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Placing a shortcut icon on the W10 desktop

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I followed these steps, without success. Whatever can I be doing wrong?

 

  • I power up and log on. --- My Welcome screen (where I entered my password) turns to a pale blue with some wispy clouds.

  • I right click a spot on the screen. – I see a pop-up menu and select Shortcut.

  • I click the resulting Browse button and select Mozilla Firefox.

  • I click Finish.

     

I expect to see a Firefox icon on my screen. But it does not appear!

 

What am I doing wrong? Thanks. ... batpark


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You are slightly wrong. Open explorer and locate the firefox executable > right click > select send to > select desktop

 

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Essexboy: Thanks. I feel like a fool but .... I followed your instructions trying to put a shortcut icon to a text file on the desktop without success.

 

I located the file in File Explorer, right-clicked it, selected Send to and then Desktop. I then closed File explorer.

 

But no icon appeared on the desktop.

 

Can you spot my error? ... batpark


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Right click the desktop and select view

Does it look like this ?

 

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The sun broke through!

 

I right-clicked the desk top, clicked View and then Show desktop icons -- and all my icons popped up. As simple as that. Thanks for your help and patience. ... batpark


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My pleasure :)


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