How do I open applications from my Desktop?
If you want to launch applications from locations other than your Applications Folder, you will need to create an Alias (or Shortcut). An Alias is a link to the selected application in it's original location.
Follow these steps to create an Alias:
- Go to your Applications Folder and select the application you want to access from your Desktop.
- Right Click (Command + Click) on the Application icon and select Make Alias.
- Copy the new Alias onto your Desktop.
- You will now be able to open your selected application from your Desktop via the Alias.