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Windows 7: How do i activate keyboard shortcut

04 Sep 2015   #1
niel4575

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
How do i activate keyboard shortcut

The tittle pretty much says it all - i want to activate a keyboard shotcut at windows startup. The keyboard shotcut should point to a file on my computer.

So far i've tried to make a shortcut to a file on my computer and then assign a key combination to it. The problem is that the key combination somehow doesen't work if i restart the computer, so i have to recreate the shortcut everytime i close the computer.

So i hope that you can help me activate a keyboard shortcut at windows startup


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04 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why don't you start the program directly at startup? Just make a shortcut to the program and copy it to under:
Code:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Otherwise you would need a scripting software like AutoIT or AutoHotkey. Or perhaps TweakKey will help - Download KeyTweak - MajorGeeks.
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04 Sep 2015   #3
niel4575

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I should probably say that i don't want a document to open when Windows starts - i just want to activate a keyboard shortcut, that points to a document when Windows starts
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04 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Give KeyTweak a go - it doesn't need to be running and your key should be
available all the time Make Keys Work the Way You Want With Free KeyTweak |
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On second look, I guess it doesn't run a program. AutoHotKey or AutoIT perhaps.
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04 Sep 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

How do i activate keyboard shortcut-shortcut-key.png

It is pretty hard to document this problem without posting a picture...
...or I guess that you could write a thousand words :-)

Yes, scripting tools like AutoIt and AHK will sort of do the same thing. But the Windows Native function should work. The shortcut key assignments should survive a reboot.


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04 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ah, never knew that Learn something today, thanks for sharing UNI!
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06 Sep 2015   #7
niel4575

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
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It is pretty hard to document this problem without posting a picture...
...or I guess that you could write a thousand words :-)

Yes, scripting tools like AutoIt and AHK will sort of do the same thing. But the Windows Native function should work. The shortcut key assignments should survive a reboot.
Thats exactly what i've tried to do, but the key assignments doesn't survive a reboot, and that's why i want to somehow activate the shortcut keys at startup.

Do you know how to make a batch file that i could place in the start up folder, or just another scipt that doesn't reguire an installation of an extra program like AutoHotKey or AutoIT.
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06 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, just tried it and the shortcut persisted after a restart. Used CTRL+ALT+S for Steam, no problems with it.
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06 Sep 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Correct. It should work after a reboot. There is something wrong (or set wrong) that prevents this for the OP. You can find posts where other people had this problem too (but no solutions).
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06 Sep 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I tried two different shortcuts, the owner of one was my user account, whereas the other was System. They both persisted a restart.

Perhaps a security software is interfering? Also according to an old article I found, the shortcuts with custom keys should be in one of 4 places.
- user's Desktop
- allusers' Desktop
- user's Start Menu
- allusers' Start Menu
I wonder how valid the above info is today.
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