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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Windows – Want to assign a shortcut key to open a program?

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Here’s how:

1. Right click on a shortcut that you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to open or run it with, and right click on Properties.

NOTE: For an example here, I'm using an Outlook shortcut.

2. Click on the None area next to Shortcut Key (see screenshot below)


3. Hit the required key on the keyboard (F1 to F12 key) that you want to be used as the keyboard shortcut. (I have used the F1 key). To use a letter in the alphabet, you will need to use Ctrl + Alt + Your desired letter (remember not to use the windows standard key combinations – see here).




4. Select OK and Apply.

5. Now use your shortcut key anywhere in Windows to open/run your program.

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