Windows 10: How to automatically start a scan on my printer from desktop shortcut?

Discus and support How to automatically start a scan on my printer from desktop shortcut? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Is there a way to double click a desktop icon (or use a short cut key) to start a printer scan? Just trying to save a little time. Thanks... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kemosabe2, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Kemosabe2 Win User

    How to automatically start a scan on my printer from desktop shortcut?


    Is there a way to double click a desktop icon (or use a short cut key) to start a printer scan?


    Just trying to save a little time.


    Thanks

    :)
     
    Kemosabe2, Jul 8, 2019
    #1

  2. 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, Jul 8, 2019
    #2
  3. Anne Ros Win User
    Printer icon disappeared from desktop

    Hi Helen,

    This might be caused by the recent changes made on your device. Can you still see if from the Start Menu or Control Panel? If yes, then we suggest that you just create a new shortcut of your printer for an easy access of printing files. Follow the steps
    below:

    • Go to Control Panel.
    • Select Hardware and Sounds then click Devices and Printers.
    • Choose your printer's name, right-click on it then select Create shortcut.

    Get back to us with the outcome so we can help you out further.
     
    Anne Ros, Jul 8, 2019
    #3
  4. How to automatically start a scan on my printer from desktop shortcut?

    How to pin app shortcut to desk top?

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow below steps to change pin the apps on the desktop screen and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to perform the below steps to add the apps on desktop.

    • Click on the “Start button” and locate the App that you want to pin to Desktop.
    • Right click on the “App” and click on “More options”.
    • Then click on “Open File location” and right click on the app, click on “Send to” option.
    • Then select “Desktop (Create shortcut)”.
    • Go to “Desktop” and check whether the app is located or not.

    Or Step 2: To add shortcuts to the desktop

    • Press and hold or right-click the desktop, tap or click New, and then tap or click Shortcut.
    • Enter the location of the item or tap or click Browse to find the item in File Explorer.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jul 8, 2019
    #4
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