Creating Desktop Shortcuts in Windows 7
Creating a Windows Shortcut
Creating a shortcut in Windows 7 makes it easier to find the documents, programs, and websites you use the most.
To create a shortcut, you can simply drag and drop the program you want to create a shortcut for onto the desktop. To make a website shortcut, simply highlight the website and drag it to the desktop. You're welcome to rename, move, and delete the programs on your desktop as you choose. You can create folders as well if you have multiple programs or documents that are similar. This also saves room on your desktop.
You can also save documents (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and others) directly to your desktop by choosing the save destination as your desktop or folder on your desktop. Having documents, programs, and websites saved to your desktop makes for easier access to your most frequently used things.