How do i put a webcam icon on my desktop? (on windows xp)?

In order to use my webcam to take photos and such, i have to go to the control panel, select "printers and other hardware", then click on the "camera" option.... what i'd LIKE to do is to put a camera icon on my desktop so it will be a much faster, easier operation. But, when i right-click on the camera icon in the control panel, all i get for options is Take Pictures, Rename, Delete, and Properties.... no way to duplicate the icon so i can send one to the desktop, or to make a shortcut. Any ideas how to accomplish this.

Its a cheap Centrio cam and doesn't come with software.... just uses the generic webcam software that comes with XP.

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    hold alt key, drag and drop the icon to your desktop

  • 4 years ago

    Web Cam Icon

  • iamrlk
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Every XP I've plugged in my webcam it shows up in my computer! Not sure why it wouldn't do the same for you!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Call Yahoo.

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