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Starting a Program from a Shortcut Icon

In addition to the Start menu, you can also start programs from shortcut icons. Some programs automatically create shortcut icons, placing them on the desktop.

Figure 3.4 shows a shortcut icon for Outlook Express added to the desktop. Notice the little arrow on the icon; this indicates that the icon is a shortcut to that program. You can add shortcut icons to programs yourself, as covered in Lesson 16, "Setting Up Programs."


To display a folder, you can simply point to it rather than click. If you have trouble getting the folder to stay open, it is easier to click than point.

Figure 3.4 You can place shortcut icons to programs on your desktop and then use these icons to start the program.

To start a program from a shortcut icon, double-click the shortcut icon on the desktop. The program starts and is displayed in its own window. A taskbar button appears for the program.

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