How to change Windows 10 Desktop icon shortcut for fast user switching

Windows 10 is a major release of Microsoft’s Windows NT operating system. It is the direct successor to Windows 8.1, which was released nearly two years earlier. See the following link on how to create a desktop shortcut, and how to make a desktop icon available for all users, see the following link. Windows 10 lets you create shortcuts so that you can quickly access whatever you need. Shortcuts are handy little icons you can put on the desktop for quick access to items you use on a frequent basis. To create a new shortcut, please follow the steps described below. Here are other related guides on Windows: How to apply Windows Updates with PowerShell, How to Upgrade Windows 11 Pro to Enterprise and vice Versa, Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates will now expire for better performance, How to find and remove Malware with Microsoft Defender Offlinehow to remove Microsoft Defender update on Windows 10 and Windows Server image, and how to view Microsoft Defender Antivirus update details on Windows 10 image (install.wim).

In windows, you can change the icon associated with a program or file shortcut. Below are the steps to achieve this.

  • Right-click on the desktop icon as shown below
  • Select Properties

Click on the change icon

This will open the change Icon wizard, and select your desired icon or browse to a different location and select an icon.

– hit ok
– Apply the changes, or
– Click on ok on the fly as shown below.

Now the Fast User Switching Icon has changed.

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