Re: Question About Desktop

chris judge

This works the same in windows 10 as it does in windows 7. If you want to add a shortcut key to a folder, once you've place the shortcut key on the desktop, just highlight the icon, press altEnter, tab twice to the shortcut key field, type the key of your choice and press enter.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 30, 2020 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..

didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,

It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that you want.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a
folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.

Original message:
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't
guarantee that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home
key to move to the first item and then press right arrow and you may
find the other items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the
start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will
likely find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the
downloads folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if
this is the case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering
the desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll
be happy to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do
I delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get
to the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right
to desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.

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