TO CREATE A SHORTCUT TO A FAVORITE WEB SITE ON THE DESKTOP
1) Type the web site address in the Address Box in Internet Explorer (for example, www.nytimes.com) and then press the Enter key, or click on the Go button.
2) After you arrive at the New York Times web site, click & drag the tiny blue “e” that is just to the left of the address (http://www.nytimes.com) in the Address Box to the surrounding desktop.
Note: If you cannot see the surrounding desktop (i.e., the Internet Explorer window is full-screen), click on the tiny Restore Down button, which is just to the left of the X or Close button in the upper right-hand corner of the Internet Explorer window. This will make the Internet Explorer window less than full-screen and expose some of the desktop. The Restore Down button looks like two tiny overlapping windows.
Note 2: You can also click & drag the blue title bar at the top of the Internet Explorer window in any direction to expose more of the desktop.
TO RENAME A SHORTCUT:
1) Right-click on the Shortcut icon on the desktop that you want to rename (for example, the New York Times shortcut).
2) Click on Rename with the left mouse button.
3) Type a shorter name for the Shortcut (such as NYTimes), or delete the parts of the name that you don’t need.
4) Click anywhere else on the desktop to affix the new name to the Shortcut.