Re: Question About Desktop

Pamela Dominguez

When I asked my question about putting chrome on the desktop, I followed instructions to go to programs and find it. I did, but it would not give a send to, or any ability to make a shortcut in any of the menus. I was surprised. I thought I would at least find a "send to" when I pressed the applications key and arrowed down. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:41 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
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%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&reserved=0
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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