Windows 10.0.18362.719: How to send “calculator” icon to the desktop,

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  1. jamal numan's Avatar
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    Windows 10.0.18362.719: How to send “calculator” icon to the desktop,


    Windows 10.0.18362.719: How to send “calculator” icon to the desktop,

    I couldn’t figure out how to send “calculator” icon to the desktop as there is no option for “open file location”

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    Can you not Drag the Calculator icon from the start menu to the Desktop

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  3. Posts : 40
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    Make a shortcut to the Calculator. %windir%\system32\calc.exe
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Umm- that would be to the classic calculator not the UWP app.

    The tutorial section has many answers to common questions:
    Create Shortcut to App, File, Folder, Drive, or Website in Windows 10
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    dalchina said:
    Umm- that would be to the classic calculator not the UWP app.

    The tutorial section has many answers to common questions:
    Create Shortcut to App, File, Folder, Drive, or Website in Windows 10
    I'm a little confused, as usual. I get the same Cal app if I run it from the shortcut I created or from the start menu app. I know I don't understand the UWP concept. But both the app and the exe file both run 10.1910.0.0
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Interesting - yes, you're right... it was the location of the classic calculator (as in Win 7).. I'd not noticed. I have both- the old one's now calc1.exe.

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    I had understood that apps iike Calculator did not use exe's. Note the shortcut includes the URI for the UWP app:
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  7. jamal numan's Avatar
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    Br0die said:
    Make a shortcut to the Calculator. %windir%\system32\calc.exe
    Thank you guys for the help. It works for the calculator icon.

    What if I have another icon (collector for arcgis) that I need to send to the desktop. How this can be performed? Do I need to find particular solution for each icon? Why there is no generic way? This should be simple and straightforward

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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Normally left click and drag works where you have a visible item. Otherwise you can rt click on empty space, new shortcut, and fill in the details as required.

    Again, here's the tutorial for you:
    The tutorial section has many answers to common questions:
    Create Shortcut to App, File, Folder, Drive, or Website in Windows 10


    And here's a searchable list of tutorials you can bookmark
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
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  9. jamal numan's Avatar
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    dalchina said:
    Umm- that would be to the classic calculator not the UWP app.

    The tutorial section has many answers to common questions:
    Create Shortcut to App, File, Folder, Drive, or Website in Windows 10
    Manty thanks dalchina. This great approach and generic

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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, you should be able to mark it solved at the top, and if happy, click the Thank button at the bottom of the appropriate post.
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