Windows Desktop Category Archive

Would you like to customize your Windows desktop? Create desktop shortcuts? Edit your desktop shortcuts? Delete desktop shortcuts? We have that covered here in the Windows Desktop archives.

Windows Desktop Subcategories

The Windows Desktop category archive of posts has been further divided into the following subcategories:

Delete a Desktop Shortcut

At times your desktop can get cluttered with desktop shortcuts and program icons making it hard to find things on the desktop and generally makes it cluttered.

When your desktop gets to a point where it is suffering from “desktop clutter” it’s time to delete a desktop shortcut or two.

Arrange Desktop Shortcuts

Continuing with our desktop shortcuts series, now that you have created a custom desktop shortcut, you are probably wondering how to organize all the desktop shortcuts you have.

Rename Desktop Shortcuts

When you create a desktop shortcut, by default Windows adds Shortcut to in front of the file or folder name the shortcut is for.

If you decide to use Auto Arrange to arrange the desktop shortcuts on your Windows desktop, all the icons with Shortcut to will be grouped.

Also, with Shortcut to added to the beginning of the name of the shortcut, the name of the file or folder the desktop shortcut is for may not be visible. By default, Windows only allows a certain amount of space below the desktop icon for it’s name.

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut

In this second article about desktop shortcuts we will cover how to create a desktop shortcut for a file or folder on your computer and one for a web page on the Internet.

Desktop Shortcuts

Ever noticed when you install a program an icon appears on your desktop? These icons are desktop shortcuts, which when clicked, open the program associated with it.

You can create your own desktop shortcuts also.

Change Screen Resolution On the Fly

Ever wish you could change the resolution of your monitor on the fly?

Sometimes web pages are built with such small font or images that they may not be readable on your monitor. Or, if you are building a web page yourself you should check the page in different resolutions to see how others with different resolutions will see your page.

There are plugins and programs you can download to do this but there is also an easy way to change screen resolution on the fly in Windows.

Create Windows Toolbar

A Windows toolbar can be created for any folder on your computer. Having a Windows toolbar for those files and programs you use regularly can be a time saver. With this tutorial we will create a Windows toolbar for browser shortcuts but the methods can be adapted to create a Windows toolbar for your favourite folder, the working copy of your website or even to have one for your web favourites.