This very brief tutorial will show you how to add quick access to your Control Panel from your Windows 7 desktop – without having an ugly “shortcut” icon.
- Normally, when you create a shortcut to something from your Windows 7 desktop, it includes the rather unattractive “Shortcut” icon (see below).
- To create a much better looking ‘shortcut’ – click the Windows 7 “Start Orb” (button) and then right-click on the Control Panel entry. Select Show on Desktop from the pop-up menu.
- Now your desktop will have a much more appealing Control Panel icon.
- Note: you can repeat the same steps to get a “Computer” (aka “My Computer”) icon on your desktop as well.