Adding Shortcuts

Learn how to use the Windows 98 shortcuts feature to find files and programs more easily in this free lesson.

Adding a shortcut

In this lesson, you will learn three ways to create a shortcut. Choose the one that works best for you.

To add a shortcut to the desktop using Windows Explorer:

  • In the right pane of Windows Explorer, click the file, program, or folder for which you want to make a shortcut. The item darkens when you select it.
  • Choose FileactionCreate Shortcut.


Create Shortcut Selected on File Menu

  • Hover the mouse pointer over the shortcut icon, hold down the left mouse button, and drag the shortcut onto desktop (in the left pane).
  • The word Desktop will darken when you drag the icon over it.
  • Release the left mouse button, and a shortcut is moved to the desktop.

Dragging Icon to Create Shortcut