To answer you last question:
- right click on a empty part of the desktop
- choose New
- choose Shortcut
- browse to the thing you want a shortcut to; with Outlook Express, that's c:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe
- click OK
That's it. Drag it to whatever location on the desktop you like (if haven't set it to Autoarrange).
Via right click>properties you can change the text below the icon. You might prefer "Outlook Express" or "mail" above "Shortcut to msimn.exe", but that's up to you.
Hope this helps,
It seems like that most of the time when I have a program open, I can reduce its size from maximum and then drag the icon to the desktop so I will have a shortcut to the program on my desktop. But sometimes this doesn't work, as with OE. Why is this? And how do I get a shortcut to OE on my desktop? grandpaw