This guide is to show you the multiple ways you can add shortcuts to your desktop or dock in Mac.

The Drag and Drop method

Navigate to the item you want to add to the Dock or Desktop in the Finder

Select the item to add to the Dock in Finder, you can select multiple programs by holding down the control button and clicking on the applications with the mouse

Drag and drop them to the Doc or Desktop (dragging is done by holding your mouse button down while you move the icon)

 

The keyboard shortcut method (Dock only)

Navigate to the item you want to add to the Dock in the Finder

Select the item to add to the Dock in Finder

Now hit the keyboard shortcut: Control+Shift+Command+T

 

Removing shortcuts

To remove shortcuts from the Desktop or Dock, just drag them to the Trash