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Create A Custom Shortcut Infotip Description


A commonality with many users, Is to create an array of desktop shortcuts of their favorite programs and applications, thereby they can access the lot via the one location. When you hover over a given shortcut with your computer's mouse, It will only display the shortcut's target location. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom shortcut Infotip description with Incredible ease.


Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. I've navigated to my computer's desktop, hovered over my shortcut named Windows 10 Tips Advanced Startup. and only It's target directory Is displayed as shown below.


Rather than showing the above default details, you can In fact add any description you like to your favorite shortcuts In only a few steps. The process Is extremely simple, yet overlooked by many computational users- IT specialists Inclusive! So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, right-click on the shortcut that you wish to add your description, and select Properties as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Comment field, add the description of your choice. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've entered Double-Click And Boot Into Advanced Startup, which describes the functionality of my shortcut. When you've applied yours, hit OK to finalize the process.


Last Step:

I've now hovered over my shortcut using the PC's mouse, and as you can see, my description Is clearly displayed. A perfect result!


Final Thoughts:

I'd say It's very safe to assume, that you're quite surprised with just how simple It Is to apply the description. This comes to very good use, If you have an array of custom shortcuts, and want to specifically name the objective of each one- without renaming the shortcut Itself. If you want to reverse the process, leave the Comment field empty as per Step Two above.



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