A shortcut is an icon that be “clicked” to open an application or folder without having to “go find it” on your computer. The instructions below are for running an application, but the process is the same for opening a folder or a file.

Other ways to Open or Run an Application

From a Finder window

  1. Click the Finder icon in the Dock

  2. Click the Applications button

  3. Double-Click the application you want to run


From the Finder Nav Bar

  1. Click the Go > Applications menu

  2. Double-Click the Application you want to run