Shortcuts in Windows and on Macs

A “shortcut”, as the word suggests, is a way to activate a program or document from a convenient location. For example, a link to Microsoft Word from the desktop will be a shortcut and not the genuine programme.

You can tell a shortcut by the little arrow in the bottom left hand corner of the icon. If you delete a shortcut, you will not be harming the actual programme or document.

In windows, shortcuts are created by right clicking on the file and selecting “Create Shortcut”.

Mac shortcuts are created by a right click and then selecting “make Alias”. This can be very useful for shortcuts on the main desktop or in the dock.


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