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How to Create a Desktop Shortcuts on Mac

Desktop Shortcuts on Mac

Create a Desktop Shortcuts on Mac

Mac Desktop Shortcuts- Do you want quick access to certain files, folders, and programs on your Mac? Here in this article, I'll explain how to create a shortcut on your Mac's desktop.
On a Windows PC, you use a lot of shortcuts. People make a sport of collecting as many shortcut icons as possible on their desktops. On the Mac, that's a bit difficult, as the dock is a much better way to get to your applications quickly. But a shortcut to a program or folder can still be very useful. That's why in this tip we explain how to create shortcuts on the Mac.
Here in this article, I'll show you 2 methods to easily create Desktop Shortcuts on your Mac; Just follow the below steps;
  1. Method 1: Create Mac Shortcuts Using the Shortcut Menu.
  2. Method 2: Create Mac Shortcuts Using the Drag & Drop Method.

#1) Method 1: Create Mac Shortcuts Using the Shortcut Menu.

Here's how to create a desktop shortcut on Mac by using the Shortcut Menu;
  1. Navigate to the program or folder you want to create a shortcut for.
  2. Ctrl-click the icon to open the shortcut menu and choose 'Create alias'.
  3. A shortcut ( macOS calls this an alias) will appear next to the program or folder. 
  4. Now Drag the shortcut to the desired location, such as to the desktop.
  5. Now you have made a copy of the shortcut. Give the shortcut a relevant name in the desired place.

#2) Method 2: Create Mac Shortcuts Using the Drag & Drop Method.

Here's how to create a desktop shortcut on Mac by using the Drag & Drop method;
  1. Navigate to the program or folder you want to create a shortcut for.
  2. Hold down Alt/Option (⌥) and Command (⌘) on the keyboard and click and drag the icon to the desktop (or anywhere else you want) to instantly create a shortcut there.
This way you don't have to go to a separate menu first, because the button combination immediately creates a shortcut. with a shortcut, you always get to your favorite show or folder quickly, without having to browse all the way to the right location.