How do I get Gmail icon on my desktop?

Making a shortcut to Gmail
  1. Go to your Gmail inbox using your browser of choice.
  2. Copy the text that is in the address bar (see below if you don’t know what that is)
  3. Go to the desktop and right-click, then choose New>Shortcut.
  4. Paste the webpage address you copied into the ‘Create Shortcut’ dialogue.