Friday, May 06, 2005

Creating Keyboard Shortcuts

You can quickly access just about any application and folder by creating keyboard shortcuts to them. Keyboard shortcuts work by opening a specific application or folder when you press a key combination that you assign to it.

To a create keyboard shortcut:
  • Create an application shortcut to the application or folder that you want to assign the keyboard shortcut.
  • Right-click the application shortcut, and select Properties.
  • In the Shortcut tab, click in the 'Shortcut key' field, then type the keyboard shortcut you want to create. For example: CTRL+ALT+P, for Microsoft Paint.
  • Press the OK button when done.
Now all you have to do to launch Microsoft Paint is press the CTRL+ALT+P key combination. Within a few seconds pressing the keyboard shortcut the applicationshould load.

Note: All keyboard shortcuts have to start with CTRL+ALT+(some letter or number), you can't assign just CTRL or ALT keys by themselves.

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