Quick Tip: Create desktop shortcuts in Windows 10


One of the basic customization errands that Windows clients like to do is add an alternate route to their most loved applications on the Desktop. In this article, they investigate doing that.


One of the missing riddles in Windows 8/8.1 was the powerlessness to put an easy route for Universal Apps on the work area. Clients will be satisfied to realize you can do this now in Windows 10.

Alternate routes to Universal Windows applications on the work area

Here are two or three different ways you can make a work area alternate way in Windows 10. For this model, I will make an easy route of the Photos application:

Adding a shortcut requires a simple drag and drop action.

Left click on the tile or icon then drag and release on the desktop

For icons such as This PC, Network, Control Panel

Press Windows key + S
Type: show desktop icons


Click Start > Settings > Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings

Hit Enter

Check off the icons you want displayed on the desktop.

Then click Apply and OK

To create shortcuts to your favorite websites on the desktop

Launch Internet Explorer, the click the left mouse button on the URL icon for the desired website, then drag and release on the desktop.

You can also drag and drop on the desktop

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