Please right-click on any free area on your desktop, and select New > Shortcut. In the window that comes up, type in www.gmail.com in the "Type the location of the item" field, then click Next. Name the shortcut to anything you want, i.e. Gmail for example, then click Finish.How do I put a Gmail icon on my Desktop?
Type "Gmail" into the search bar at the top-right corner of the window. The Gmail gadget is displayed in the results list. Click the "Add" button next to the Gmail gadget. The Gmail gadget appears in the Google Desktop sidebar.