How to Set a Keyboard Shortcut for Anything in Windows.

Introduction: How to Set a Keyboard Shortcut for Anything in Windows.

Too many things on your desktop? Have a file that before you reach, you have to traverse at least 50 folders? Open up your files faster? If one of these instances is your problem, then this will be a great deal of help to you: Keyboard shortcuts.

Yes, and this tutorial will teach you to configure a shortcut for any file/.program you use often. :)

Step 1: Do It the Hard Way First

Locate the file you want to put a shortcut on.

Don't worry, this will be the last time you'll be looking for it the hard way.

Step 2: Creating the Shortcut

Now, you right-click the file and select "Create shortcut".

Step 3: Creating the Shortcut, Part 2

Now, right-click the newly-created shortcut and click on "Properties".

Step 4: Creating the Shortcut, Part 3

Now, under the 'Shortcut' tab, click on the textbox opposite "Shortcut key:" In that textbox, press the buttons that you want to use as shortcut keys, such as "Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F" or something. Don't forget to use a shortcut that you can actually remember, like, perhaps, the first letter of the file. Then press "OK".

Step 5: Extra Advice

As an extra advice, if you can't remember all your shortcuts, put them all in a txt file or something... Yes, one that's linked to a shortcut key. Like Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N (for  'N' otepad). Now you have a shortcut for your shortcuts! :)


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    9 years ago on Introduction

    syet comsci ako ngayon ko lng nalaman to :))


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice tip, and one that I never thought of although now that I think about I have seen the Keyboard shortcut options before. Also, clever on the Notepad picture above.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! :) While making that, my friend accidentally pressed Ctrl + Alt + printscreen and it actually takes a screenie of a specific window :). That discovery was actually quite helpful. haha