Double-click the shortcut icon on the desktop (shown here is the shortcut icon for Word for Windows).
The program starts and displays in its own window. A taskbar button appears for the program.
In addition to the Start menu, you can also start programs from shortcut icons. Some programs automatically create shortcut icons, placing them on the desktop. You can also add shortcut icons to programs yourself. This task covers how to start a program from a shortcut icon.
Create Shortcut Icons
You can create shortcut icons to any of your installed programs. To do so, see Part 11, "Setting Up Programs."