How to Connect Using a Desktop Shortcut

Save time by connecting directly to a computer using a secure shortcut on a client computer.

Who can use this feature? This feature is available to any Account Holder of a LogMeIn Central or a user with the following permission: Create Desktop shortcut.

  1. Create a LogMeIn desktop shortcut on the client computer, as follows:
    • Go to and log in to your account using your LogMeIn ID (email address) and password.
    • Go to Computers > Properties of a computer > Desktop Shortcut.

    Result: Follow the on-screen instructions.

  2. Use the newly created shortcut to connect to the host:
    • Double-click the shortcut on the client desktop. You do not need to log in to your LogMeIn account.
    • Log on to the host using the appropriate authentication method.

    Result: Your session begins upon successful authentication.

Tip: For maximum security, you should not use a LogMeIn desktop shortcut on a public or shared computer.