wordpad on desktop

Dell / LATITUDE D610
March 25, 2011 at 07:13:49
Specs: Windows 7, 1.728 GHz / 1015 MB
new computer with windows 7...still struggling learning. how do i get desktop icons such as wordpad

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March 25, 2011 at 07:55:33
There are two methods to create shortcuts (desktop icons). One is to go to the program solder and find the .exe for the program. Then you can either right click and choose make shortcut or simply left click, hold and drag to the desktop. If using the first method, after making the shortcut find it at the bottom of the files there, then cut and paste to the desktop. You then may need to right click on the icon and choose to rename it because the name may not be exactly what you want.

A third method if using the classic version is to go to the start menu and find the program listing. Then click and drag to the desktop.

None of this is really new to Windows 7. What you may find nice is that once you have an icon on the desktop you can drag it to the tray to make a copy of it there.

I use that almost exclusively because the program is available even when you are in full screen elsewhere. I also generally delete the desktop icon for most programs as I don't like the clutter.

Right clicking on the taskbar at the bottom and choosing properties, gives you options. I use small icons myself.

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March 25, 2011 at 16:01:57
Also, Start>All Programs right click move down to 'Send to' and over to 'Desktop as Shortcut'. This will say both the name (Wordpad) and the word 'shortcut', but as above, you can choose to rename it and just leave the name.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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