You can access any Windows 10 app by searching for it in the Start menu, but you can also make the app opening a little easier by creating shortcuts, also known as desktop shortcuts.
This is especially useful if you want to align your desktop with frequently used programs. Here are a few tips you can use to create quick access shortcuts for any Windows 10 application.
How To Create A Shortcut On Windows 10 Desktop
In this tutorial, I will help you create a shortcut on the desktop for any application in the application list of Windows 10. The steps are as follows.
Step 1. You open the Run window by pressing Windows + R, then enter the command shell: AppsFolder and press Enter or OK.
Step 2. In the newly opened folder, locate the application you want to create a shortcut for and right-click and choose Create shortcut.
In the warning prompt, click Yes.
Windows will create a desktop shortcut for that application.
How Do I Create A Shortcut On Windows 10
This method’s advantage is that you can create a list of your favourite apps in the Start menu. So you can quickly access the installed application without having to bring it to the home screen.
Step 1. Click on Start Menu, then find the application you want to create a shortcut for.
Step 2. Right-click on the application and select Pin to start (or drag and drop it into the Start menu application box).
The application you choose will now appear in the Start menu’s quick access application library.
Step 3. Now minimize all open windows, press Windows + M combination. Next, click start Menu and then drag and drop the application to the desktop.
How To Assign Keyboard Shortcuts Windows 10
After creating an app shortcut, you can also assign a shortcut to that shortcut.
Step 1. Right-click the application shortcut on the desktop and select Properties.
Step 2. In the newly opened window, select the Shortcut tab and press the shortcut you want to assign to it in the Shortcut Key box.
In this case, I assign Shift + Alt + O to the Character Map application.
Step 3. Click Apply and OK to save changes.
Are you up to success with the guide we shared on how to Create a shortcut on Windows 10 as above, and are there any problems or other effective fixes you have successfully implemented? Don’t forget to share with us in the comments below!