Windows 10: Create desktop icon for Mail

Discus and support Create desktop icon for Mail in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Wife would like a desktop icon for Mail but it isn't obvious how to do it. I know it can be done as I have one on my own box but can't remember how I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Fixer, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Fixer Win User

    Create desktop icon for Mail


    Wife would like a desktop icon for Mail but it isn't obvious how to do it. I know it can be done as I have one on my own box but can't remember how I did it or find the web post I must have used at the time. There is a well publicised method which opens Mail at a new message but that isn't what she wants, she just wants the Mail interface to open, as it does from Start or from taskbar.

    :)
     
    Fixer, Sep 10, 2018
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  2. Likhitha V Win User

    How to create an icon for Yahoo mail on desktop in Windows 10?

    Hello Barbara,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.

    From the above description, I understand you want to place a Yahoo mail icon on your PC’s desktop.

    Before assisting further, when you say “icon for Yahoo mail”, do you mean to create shortcut of the mail application on desktop?

    You can create desktop shortcuts for all the system applications and web pages on Windows 10.

    To create a shortcut for Yahoo mail, I suggest you to follow the steps below:

    • Right click on empty space of the desktop and hover the mouse pointer over at
      New from the context menu.
    • Select Shortcut and type https://mail.yahoo.com web address in the address bar.
    • Click on Next and Finish.
    • Check if the shortcut icon is created on the desktop.
    • Double click on the created shortcut icon and configure the browser in which you like to open the page in.

    Write to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 10, 2018
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  3. Peter1986C Win User
    Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Sep 10, 2018
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  4. Vanessa Yar Win User

    Create desktop icon for Mail

    Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Sep 10, 2018
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