Missing A Program Icon?

Adding a Program Icon to Your Desktop

Occasionally a program icon disappears from my desktop. I have not changed any settings or let my system hide unused icons. It’s like some little troll sneaks into my computer and removes the icon when I’m not looking. There’s a simple way to add or replace a program icon on the desktop.  Here’s how:

  1. Click the Start button (lower left of your display).
  2. Select “Display All Programs.”
  3. Locate the program.
  4. Select (left click) on the program and hold down the left mouse button.
  5. Drag the program onto your desktop and release the mouse button.

Caution: Resist the temptation to drag several icons onto your desktop. In a short time you will have a cluttered desktop making it difficult to find a program. Only place program icons on the desktop you frequently use. It also takes computer memory to display many icons and will slow your system.


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