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 using the keyboard, mouse, and Windows Explorer

Pointing and dragging with your mouse is one way to add a shortcut. You can also use your keyboard and drag an icon to create a shortcut in Windows Explorer.

To add a shortcut using your keyboard and mouse:

  • Press Ctrl+Shift while dragging the file.
  • When you have dragged it onto the desktop (in the left pane), release it and choose Create Shortcut(s) Here.

Create Shortcut Here Selected on Pop-Up Menu