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So what’s a shortcut?

I often see and hear references to shortcuts. I know this has nothing to do with a map and my car—so what’s a shortcut?

A shortcut is an icon that is linked to a specific file or program. When the shortcut is double-clicked it starts a program or opens a file and the program needed to view the file (it all depends on what it’s linked to).

Shortcuts can be placed in many areas of your computer including the desktop. They allow easy access to your files or programs without all the hassle of going through the directories looking for a specific item.

Well there you go. Now you know more of the lingo.