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Windows 7: Shortcut to launch or focus a program

07 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Shortcut to launch or focus a program


I'd like to set up global keybinds for programs I use a lot (Chrome, etc). I'd like the keybind to open the program if it isn't already open, and bring it to focus if it's already running (as if I'd alt-tabbed to it). If it already has focus, it should do nothing. Similar to pinned items on the taskbar but bound to a key.

I'm not sure if there's an easy way to do this, or maybe a lightweight app that does it, but thought I'd ask. I had a hard time getting anything from Google.

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