There are a handful of different ways that you can open a program in Windows 10, but many people like to have their most-used programs on the desktop. Use these steps to add Google Chrome to the desktop in Windows 10.
- Click the Windows button at the bottom-left of the screen.
- Scroll down to find Google Chrome.
- Click and drag Google Chrome to the desktop.
Our article continues below with additional information and pictures for each of the steps.
Google Chrome is a popular browser for people that are looking for an alternative to Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed Chrome, you may be looking for a simple way to launch it, such as adding it to the desktop.
Our guide below will show you how to add Google Chrome to the desktop in Windows 10 by following a few short steps.
How to Open Google Chrome from the Windows 10 Desktop
The steps in this article are going to add a shortcut for the Google Chrome Web browser to your desktop. You can launch Google Chrome from this shortcut by double-clicking on it.
Note that you should have all apps minimized before doing this so that the desktop is visible.
Step 1: Click the Windows button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 2: Scroll down to find Google Chrome in the list of applications.
Step 3: Click and hold on the Google Chrome button, then drag it to the desktop.
You should now see a Google Chrome icon on your desktop which you can use to open the browser.
You can also right-click on the Google Chrome button from Step 2 and find additional options, such as pinning it to the Start menu or adding it to the taskbar.
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