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Windows 7: shortcut button to open libraries

13 Jun 2009   #1

Win7 x64 7232
shortcut button to open libraries

i have a thinkpad t61p and i want to assign one of the shortcut buttons to open the general libraries folder, but not sure how to go about it


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13 Jun 2009   #2

This is it...

Hi foreversilent004...

I give you the way to open any folder just with a shortcut key. Here how to do it...

1. Install "AutoHotKey". Here is the link...

2. Right click on desktop and go to New and select AutoHotkey script.

3. To continue, right-click on the file and select the Edit Script command. When Notepad opens the file, you’ll see the contents of the default template. In the template, the lines that begin with a semicolon are comment lines and can be deleted if you wish. The other lines in the template are used to customize the environment for the script and should be left as they are.

4. #e:: Run explorer.exe {FolderPath}
Where {FolderPath} is the path to the folder that you want to open when you press the [Windows]+E key. For example, to configure the [Windows]+E key to open my Documents folder, my script contained the command line listed below
#e:: Run explorer.exe C:\Users\Sevenfive\Documents

Once you have created your script, double-click it to load the application and the script into memory. You’ll then see the AutoHotkey icon appear in the Notification Area in task bar. This indicates that your hotkey script is ready and waiting for you to press the [Windows]+E key.

To configure your script to run every time you launch Windows, create a shortcut to the script and copy it to the Startup folder. Now, whenever you press the [Windows]+E key, Windows Explorer opens the folder that you specified in your script.

I hope it helps you!

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Launches applications on the Quick Launch toolbar. You can have up to 10 shortcuts on the Quick Launch toolbar to use with the [Windows] key. The first shortcut on the Quick Launch toolbar is automatically assigned to [Windows]+1, the second shortcut to [Windows]+2 and so on. The tenth shortcut is automatically assigned to [Windows]+0.

Selects the first icon in the Notification Area. If you have the Hide Inactive Icons setting enabled, the Show/Hide toggle arrow will be selected. You can then use the right and left arrow keys to select whatever icon you want.

Shows the desktop. This will minimize all open windows so you can see the desktop.

Launches the Search tool.

Launches the Find Computers tool.

Switch between gadgets on the Windows Sidebar.

Locks the system.

Minimizes all open windows.

Restore all minimized windows.

Launches the Run dialog box.

Launches the Run dialog box.

Cycles through programs using the Live Taskbar feature.

Launches the System window.

Launches Windows Help and Support.

Brings the Windows Sidebar to the foreground.

Launches the Flip 3D task switcher.

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