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gmail desktop shortcut

You want an special GMAIL icon on your desktop screen so that when you click on it, the gmail page automatically comes up in your browser window.


  • Right click on any blank space on your desktop screen
  • Choose NEW from the menu and click on Shortcut
  • For the "location" field type in www.gmail.com, then click on NEXT button
  • For the "name" of the shortcut type in something appropriate...
    • Gmail
    • Email
    • Awesomeness

  • Click on Next button
  • An icon will now appear on your desktop screen that takes you to Gmail

  • Then download the below Gmail icon to your computer - right click on it and select "save image" or "save as" or similar...


  • You can save this file to your Documents or Pictures folder
  • Right-click on the gmail desktop shortcut icon that was created earlier
  • click on Properties
  • Go to "Web Document" tab and click on Change Icon button
  • Click BROWSE button and double-click on the gmail icon (above) that you downloaded
  • Click on OK button twice which should exit you out from all popup windows
  • Your desktop icon to Gmail should now look official!
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