With any game on Steam, it's possible to make a desktop shortcut for it by pointing it to a location with the steam:// protocol, like so:

Team Fortress 2 desktop shortcut, pointing to *steam://rungameid/440*

However, is it possible to create a shortcut like this for a non-Steam program that is in my Steam library?


Yes, it is possible.

You just need to right click that game

Right Click Menu

and click "Create Desktop Shortcut"

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and a shortcut will be created on your desktop.

Shortcut Icon

The shortcut properties

  • Note: It might look a little bit different according to your theme. The theme in the picture is Metro for Steam. – Ave Dec 15 '15 at 18:16

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