Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: "Shortcut Key" in [program] > Properties won't allow entries

08 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
"Shortcut Key" in [program] > Properties won't allow entries

Hello benevolent forum participants.
For many months I've had trouble with some keyboard shortcuts. Alt + Tab won't move to another window. This happens most frequently when I'm in Chrome and want to move back to Word. But sometimes other applications are affected the same way. And the problem, even with Chrome is inconsistent. My work around is to use WindowsKey + M to minimize everything, then choose Word from my task bar. (The WindowsKey + DownArrow doesn't work for me. It just moves the content of the Chrome window down a few lines.)

I've recently discovered that I can create custom keyboard shortcuts by right-clicking the desktop shortcut for the application, and entering a shortcut in the Shortcut Key field. Yay! I thought I might use this to get to Word.
When I try to set this up, I can't: although the Shortcut Key field is not grayed out -- I can click into the field -- but can't enter text or remove the word "None" from that space.
It occurred to me that these two things might be related. What do you think?

Has anyone out there had similar issues?
It seems like such a little thing, but I hate having to manually minimize a window/Chrome just to get back to a Word document. I document computer systems (often web-based) and it's driving me nuts.

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you so much for your time. Jane

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 - Home Edition - Build 7601x8086

That sounds like a real bugger of a problem, never experienced any thing of this nature that lasted outside of a reboot have you tried going off a restore point. Does this happen in safe mode as well?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 "Shortcut Key" in [program] > Properties won't allow entries

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Shortcut > Context Menu > Properties > disable "Open File Location"
Hey Fellow Techies, I'm having an issue with a security flaw in Server 2008 R2, it should be a similar kernal as 7 so I'm hoping we can come up with an answer. L.S.S. - When you right click on a shortcut and go to the properties box there is an option to "open file location" I want to either...
remove the "open" and "merge" entries from context menu?
safe to assume its impossible to remove the "open" and the "merge" entries from the context menu? I figure if i want to open or merge them i would simply double click. Clutter and redundency in this vein dont suit me :P
Can the "All Programs/Back" & "Search" entries be removed?
Using the Windows Classic theme, can the 'All Programs' & 'Search' (which is useless) be completely removed from the Start Menu? I'm talking about the entry All Programs bar and the Search entry, or can the useless MS Search be replaced with one of the many substitutes? I do not mean the Search...
Made a shortcut for "Run" and it was deleted as a program!
I tried making a shortcut on my desktop for the "Run" program by doing this: Went to All Programs under Start menu Found Run in Accessories Clicked and dragged onto desktop, making a shortcut. Now, it no longer appears under Accessories in my Start menu! I search for it, and it only...
Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."
The solution (Shawn) in the thread How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt ( ends with 24. When you run this new elevated shortcut, you will now no longer have...
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+