How to create a Copilot desktop shortcut in Windows 11

Xiaobai Software  2023-11-12 16: 35  read 54 views

Windows 11 only offers two ways to access Microsoft Copilot Method: Open from the taskbar or use the Win + C shortcut key.But if you prefer Microsoft Copilot What about the desktop shortcut?

If you want to hide the AI ​​Assistant icon on your taskbar to free up more space, the Copilot desktop shortcut can be helpful.Let's create a Copilot desktop shortcut using the Shortcut Wizard in Windows 11.


How to create a Copilot desktop shortcut in Windows 11

You can use the Shortcut Wizard to quickly create Copilot desktop shortcuts.Once completed, customize a suitable icon and you are ready to use it.Here's how to do it:

1. Right-click an empty area on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.


2. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, copy and paste this URL in the Location field: microsoft-edge://?ux=copilot&tcp=1&source=taskbar​

3. Click Next.


4. Enter Copilot in the Name field and click Finish.


5. A new Copilot shortcut will appear on the desktop.Double-click the shortcut to launch the AI ​​assistant.

You can further personalize a shortcut using a Copilot icon for quick recognition among other desktop shortcuts.Change the Copilot desktop shortcut icon:

1. Download the Copilot icon to a local drive.The icon should be in .ico format to be used as a shortcut icon.If there is no ready-made icon, you can use the Copilot PNG image and then use CloudConvert Convert it to .ico.

2. Right-click the Copilot desktop shortcut and select Properties.

3. In the "Network Document" tab of the "Properties" dialog box, click the "Change Icon" button.


4. If desired, select from the list of existing icons.To add a custom icon, click the Browse button.

5. Select the default Copilot icon and click Open.


6. Click the OK settings icon.


7. Click Apply and then OK to save the changes.

Add Copilot shortcut to Windows 11 desktop

Copilot shortcuts make it easy to launch applications from your desktop.With shortcuts, you can disable the Copilot option on the taskbar to make room for more commonly used applications.

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