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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Can I Get There from Here? Working with Shortcuts

I've mentioned shortcuts a few times in this book, and you saw earlier how shortcuts are invaluable for enhancing the Send To menu. In your quest to unleash Windows 98, you'll find yourself using shortcuts constantly, so it's time we took a step back and looked a little more closely at these handy files. This section explains shortcuts in more detail, runs through all the possible methods of creating them, and shows umpteen ways to put shortcuts to good use.

What Is a Shortcut?

If you used any flavor of Windows 3.x, shortcuts will already be familiar to you: They're just like program items (icons) in a Program Manager group. In other words, a shortcut is a pointer to an object, such as an executable ...

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