8th Class Computers Managing Windows XP Creating a Shortcut

Creating a Shortcut

Category : 8th Class

*   Creating a Shortcut



Accessing a file or folder from its original location takes more time. Shortcut allows accessing a file easily. Using shortcut you can save more time to opening a file.  

* To create a keyboard shortcut: 

  • Open any application, such as Paint. Select Paint from the start menu and open it.
  • Right-click application name. Paint. The short cut menu appears.
  • Click Properties to open it.
  • Click Shortcut tab and move the insertion point to the shortcut key text box.
  • Type a letter of your choice, such as P. The word 'None' will remain until you click Apply.
  • Now the text box will display Ctrl+ Alt +P, which means you need to press all the three keys simultaneously to open Paint.
  • Click OK.    




* Changing individual desktop icons

Windows XP allows changing individual desktop icons easily.  





* To change the icon for each individual item on your desktop:

  • Right-click desktop icon that you want to change.
  • Click properties to open the property dialog box.
  • Click Customize tab and click the Change icon. v  A new dialog box will open. Select your desired icon and click OK.
  • You should be looking at the Properties window again. Click "ok". The selected shortcut's icon will be changed.

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