How to install the application icon on the desktop. What is a shortcut and how to create it

  1. Creating a “Classmates” shortcut
  2. How to make a label in the form of a site logo
  3. Creating a shortcut by dragging
  4. Creating a shortcut to the special program Odnoklassniki
  5. How to create desktop shortcut: video
  6. What does the label look like
  7. How to find out where the file or folder that the shortcut opens

We will give a way, when any file, be it a program, a folder, a document or a picture, can be opened by simply double clicking on the shortcut. To obtain the result we need the following actions:

  1. Go to the folder where the file is located.
  2. Activate it with the right mouse button.
  3. Select "Send", then "Desktop". Near in brackets there is still the inscription "create a label."
  4. If you want, rename the icon.

Council Minimize all windows and make sure the shortcut appears in the right place.

Creating a “Classmates” shortcut

To make it as easy as possible to enter Odnoklassniki, do the following:

  1. On the desktop (on any free field), right-click.
  2. Click Label.
  3. Specify the location of the object in the window that opens. The address can be copied from the address bar. For the Odnoklassniki main page this is
  4. Click on the “Next” button. Enter your name.
  5. Click Finish.

Click Finish

How to make a label in the form of a site logo

By opening the “Classmates” login page, clicking on the “site information” with the left key, dragging the desired one onto the desktop and changing the name, you can change the icon to the site logo. To do this, perform the following actions:

  • find the latter through any search engine;
  • find the one you like, click on it;
  • select “save as” and send the picture to a convenient folder;
  • go to, activate "Get Started";
  • find the folder where you put the logo in the window that opens;
  • highlight, click "open";
  • Click “Export”;
  • tick the desired resolution;
  • click “Save As”;
  • choose a storage place;
  • right-click on the shortcut on the desktop;
  • find the button "Properties", then "Settings", "Change icon";
  • through the "Browse" find the folder with the saved converted file;
  • mark it using the left key;
  • Click “open”, “Ok”, “Apply”, again “Ok”.

So you get not just a label, but a sign with a company logo.

Attention! The standard resolution for the icon on the monitor is 64x64.

Creating a shortcut by dragging

You can create a shortcut by dragging it from the browser. For this:

Attention! Browser Amigo creates the Odnoklassniki shortcut on the desktop immediately after downloading. But remember, he has a somewhat obsessive service.

Creating a shortcut to the special program Odnoklassniki

The Odnoklassniki program is a bit like a school album. Here you can make a vignette in two accounts, perform photo correction as in Photoshop.

To get a shortcut, you just need to download the program. In the program point you put a check mark in front of “Set shortcut”. After the process is completed, you will receive both a free program and a shortcut to enter it.

Now, by creating a shortcut in one of the ways we have suggested, you will open the site without any preliminary manipulations, just by default.

How to create desktop shortcut: video


If you glance at your desktop (computer), you can see a lot of folders and shortcuts - these are elements of the desktop. Each such element can be changed, i.e. replace icon . To place icons on the desktop, it is enough to have basic knowledge of operating systems ah windows ruler. Find any file in the folder that you want to launch from the desktop, right-click on it, select "Send", then select "Desktop (create shortcut)". Thus, a shortcut will appear on the desktop, the graphic basis of which will be the icon.

To change any display settings for a newly created shortcut, right-click on the object and select “Properties”. In the window that opens, go to the Label tab and click the Change Icon button.

In the “Change icon” window that opens, select any icon offered by the system, or try setting your own image as an icon. To do this, click the Browse button, specify the path to the image and click the Open button. Operating theater windows system Recognizes ico files as icons. Such files can be made with the help of special programs, and you can try to make them personally. To create your own icon, you need to find a suitable image, given that it will be small. Icon files can be 16, 32, and 48 pixels wide (height).

Open the program Paint, which is included in the standard set of programs operating systems Windows. Click the "Start" menu, select "Run", in the window that opens, type mspaint and click "OK." In the main window of the program, press the key combination Ctrl + O and select the appropriate file for the future icon.

Now press the key combination Ctrl + W, the Stretching and Tilting window will appear in front of you. Here you need to specify the percentage in which you are going to reduce the image. Depending on the size of your image, percentages can either increase or decrease. For the first time, you can set both values ​​to 50%. Press Ctrl + E and check the size of your image. Initially, you can try to get the largest size for the icon - 48 pixels. If your value is much higher, try reducing the image again by pressing Ctrl + W.

After achieving the desired result, it remains only to save the file. Press the key combination Ctrl + S and click "Save". To convert a standard bmp file to an ico file (icon or icon), you must rename it using the Total Commander file manager or by turning on the display of extensions on your system. The file you need was received, use the method described in the second step to change the icon .

This is an icon that is designed to launch a file, folder or page from the Internet.

Suppose you have a folder “Music” on Local Disk D. There are many folders with names of musical groups and performers, among which is your favorite group. This means that every time you want to listen to your favorite group, you will have to open My Computer, then Local Disk D, then the Music folder, then look for the folder with the name of your favorite group.

In order to open the necessary files and folders faster, and invented shortcuts. We can put a shortcut to the folder with your favorite music on the desktop (screen). And, when we double-click it with the left mouse button, the computer will receive a command to go to the location of this folder and open it. That is, when you open a shortcut, the computer will execute a series of commands: open My Computer, open Local Disk D, open the Music folder, open the folder with your favorite group.

- This is not the file or folder, or the Internet page! This is just a computer command. And if we remove the shortcut from the computer, the file or folder to which it refers will remain.

What does the label look like

On the label, below, the arrow is drawn:

This arrow does not have a regular file or folder:

If you see an arrow on a file's icon or folder, know that this is a shortcut. This means that if you delete it, the file or folder it opens will remain on the computer. And it also means that if you write this icon (shortcut) on a USB flash drive, floppy disk or disk, it will not open on another computer. Because a label is nothing, an empty space. Just on the computer labels convenient to use.

There are labels and without arrows. Very rarely. How then to check if the label is a label or not? Right click on it and select “Properties”. If there is a tab “Shortcut”, then this means that you have a real label.

If there is a tab “Shortcut”, then this means that you have a real label

How to find out where the file or folder that the shortcut opens

Hover and hold the left mouse button on the label. A small window should appear that shows where the file or folder that the shortcut opens is located.

A small window should appear that shows where the file or folder that the shortcut opens is located

How then to check if the label is a label or not?