Windows XP shortcuts for windows

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I like using the OS windows XP version. I like to navigator through my computer but sometimes I have to go through a lot of windows in order to get to the window I would like to use. These windows are like the DOS prompt screen,network connections window,the firewall windows.Now are there any short ways the access these windows in a quick way?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #101705

Windows XP shortcuts for windows

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The desktop is the best place to place all frequently used shortcuts.

Below are a few samples on how to put shortcuts on your desktop:

  • For the DOS prompt (Command Prompt), go Start menu -> "All Programs" -> "Accessories" -> highlight the "Command Prompt" icon and right-click.  Select the option "Send To" -> "Desktop (create shortcut)" or select "Create Shortcut".
  • Answer yes to the popup question and this will create a shortcut to Command Prompt on your desktop.
  • Basically, if you want any of the icons to be placed on the desktop, you highlight the icon of the application that you want, right-click and choose the "Create Shortcut" option.

Hope this helps!

Answered By 0 points N/A #101706

Windows XP shortcuts for windows

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Hello Darkdee.

If you do not want to clutter up your Windows desktop with many shortcuts here's what I suggest:

For this example let us assume that you want to create a new shortcut for Command Prompt.

  1. Press Start -> All Programs -> Accessories.
  2. Highlight the icon for Command Prompt.
  3. Right-click and look for the option "Pin to Start Menu".
  4. Left-click on "Pin to Start Menu"
  5. You will now see Command Prompt icon on your Start Menu like this:

You can do the above procedure for all items in the Start Menu.  This places all frequently used shortcuts in an more easily accessible place aside from your desktop.

To remove, highlight the Command Prompt icon, right-click and select "Unpin from Start Menu".

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