48. Add IE 7.0 Icon To Desktop
While an Internet Explorer Icon is situated in
the quick launch bar and, if enabled, on the start
menu many users much prefer to have an Internet
Explorer icon on the desktop where it can be easily
To prevent desktop clutter Microsoft have been in
the habit of only placing the recycle bin icon on
the desktop by default. All other icons have not
been displayed as desktop icons, but, instead have
been simply left to the the start menu.
To place an Internet explorer icon on your
desktop, proceed as follows:
1/ Right Click on a vacant part
of the desktop.
2/ From the Drop Down menu that
appears, Click on New and then on
3/ The Create Shortcut Window
will now open.
4/ In the type the location of the item
dialogue box type: C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\iexplore.exe and then Click the
5/ In the What would you like to name the
shortcut Window, Type a suitable name in
the Type a name for this shortcut
dialogue box; i.e., Internet, IE 7.0, Explorer, etc,
and then Click the Finish button.
6/ An Internet Explorer shortcut should now
appear on your desktop.