Starting a Program from a Shortcut Icon
In addition to the Start menu, you can start programs from shortcut icons. Some programs automatically place shortcut icons on the desktop when the program is installed. You can also manually create shortcut icons to programs. This task covers how to start a program from a shortcut icon.
Double-click the shortcut icon on the desktop. (Shown here is a shortcut icon for Windows Mail.)
The program starts and displays in its own window. A taskbar button for the program appears in the taskbar.