Easy Way to Create Desktop Shortcuts on Windows 11 Pcs – How To

Zarmeen Shahzad
Windows 11 System

Creating desktop shortcuts will allow you to access important files, applications, and even websites quickly and easily. If you use any of these regularly and need them to be the first thing you see when you turn on your PC, creating desktop shortcuts is the best way. This tutorial will show you the easy way to create desktop shortcuts on Windows 11 PCs.

Easy Way Create Desktop Shortcuts Windows 11 – Applications

Step-1: Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar. Select the All apps option.

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Create Desktop Shortcuts Windows 11

Step-2: Locate the app you want to create a desktop shortcut for.

Step-3: Click on it and drag it to the desktop. You will see the word Link appear when you hover your cursor with the app on the desktop. Release the cursor.

Create Desktop Shortcuts Windows 11

Create Desktop Shortcuts – File

Step-1: Locate the file you wish to create a shortcut for. You can use File Explorer to locate the file.

Step-2: Press the Alt key on your keyboard.

Step-3: While pressing down the Alt key, click on the file and drag it to the desktop. You will see ‘Create Link in desktop’ appear when you hover the cursor with the file on the desktop.
Release the cursor.

Website Shortcuts

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the website you wish to create a shortcut for.
  3. In the address bar, you will see a small icon. This will be in the shape of a lock or small i inside a circle. Click on this and drag it to the desktop.
    Create Desktop Shortcuts Windows 11

I hope this helps. Let us know in the comments below.

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