How to Get Desktop Icons Up Quickly in Windows 10


Yep, Windows 10 takes some getting used to and while Microsoft is big on having you use their Tile View, I’m still looking to my Desktop to provide the best shortcuts. Creating shortcuts manually isn’t hard in Windows 10, but the fastest way I’ve found to dump a few of the main icons is right here:

  1. Right-click an empty space on your Desktop and click Personalize
    right-click-menu
  2. Click Themes > Desktop icon settings
    personalization-window
  3. Click in the Check Boxes for the shortcut icons you would like on your Desktop and click OK

desktop-icon-settings

So hey, that’s a start, right?  happy face

About the Author

Karen Homan

Karen is a 14 year veteran at an upstate New York college where she writes and edits end-user documentation to educate faculty and staff in computer software. She has been involved with software training for over 17 years, is experienced in producing training videos, blogs about technology, and creates instructional material for her day job. One of her passions is figuring things out. Her favorite motto is IBM’s old one word slogan: THINK.

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