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Windows 7: is it possible to assign shortcut keys to our favorite applications

24 Feb 2017   #1

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
is it possible to assign shortcut keys to our favorite applications

windows has many shortcut keys such as

1) when i press "Windows + D" it shows Desktop
2) "windows + R" brings run command
3) "windows + E" opens windows explorer

can i assign "window + Z" key or some other unused windows key to my favorite application MS Word, MS Excel, Chrome etc

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24 Feb 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

If you start the program from a shortcut key, (which means anything in the start menu ) this functionality is already present.

go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (this is on my Win10 Pro but I think it's valid location for Windows 7), and right click on a shortcut and click properties - on the shortcut tab there is a Shortcut Key box just enter the actual key strokes you wish to use (You are limited to CTRL+Shift+Key to prevent mix-ups with the windows key combinations).

You can also create a folder somewhere convenient create shortcuts there and add the key info and they will work so you could keep all those with key assignments together without touching the default shortcuts ( also works for shortcuts on the desktop or pinned to Tab bar)
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24 Feb 2017   #3

Win 7 home premium 32 bit

thanks Barman58
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