Create a Desktop Shortcut for QuickTime on Mac OS X Yosemite

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Steps

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    The first thing we need to do is open the Finder
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    Move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen, which will open up the dock. The Finder icon is a blue and white box with a smiley face on it.
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    Give a single click to the icon by using the trackpad or by clicking the mouse
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    Once we've done this, the Applications window should open.
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    Some Macs may be configured differently, and may be on the Desktop option, for example
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    If Applications does not pop-up, scroll up until we reach Applications.
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    Then click "Applications."
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    Once we are in Applications, we will find the QuickTime Player
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    It looks like a black "Q" with a blue inner circle.
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    In order to see how we will create the Desktop icon we are going to move the mouse pointer to the edge of the window
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    Notice that the mouse pointer changes into two arrows.
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    Now, press down on the mouse trackpad or the mouse button one time, hold, and drag the window to reduce the size of the window
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    When we have reached an area where there is plenty of space to see the Desktop, remove the finger and the window will remain that size.
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    Now, navigate down to the QuickTime icon
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    Single click and hold and drag the icon to the side.
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    Release the mouse or trackpad and this will leave the QuickTime Player icon on the Desktop
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    To move the QuickTime Player icon, single click on it and hold and move it to where ever we'd like it
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    When we are ready to close the Finder window, move the mouse pointer back over the Finder window
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    Click on the red circle with the black "X" on the top, left corner. This will remove the Finder window and let us see the entire Desktop.
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    Take two fingers and press on the icon and select "Move to Trash" to delete the Desktop shortcut
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    Alternatively, we can simply drag the icon down to the dock and leave it in the Trash
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to create a Desktop shortcut for QuickTime Player using Mac OS X Yosemite
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