I have recently installed a couple of programmes which have set a shortcut on the desk top and in the task bar. However when I click on the shortcut on the desktop it will not open the programme. I have to click on the icon in the taskbar to open the programme.
Can I change the settings so it opens from the desktop?
If you mean the icons are in the System Tray at the bottom right of the taskbar rather than in the Quick Launch area at the left then it will be a feature of the program. If this is the case then you usually launch the main window of the program from a right-click on the System Tray icon. The desktop icon is only used to restart the program if it has been stopped.