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Windows 7: Shortcut keys for jpg files

08 Jun 2011   #1

Shortcut keys for jpg files

I have created a shortcut to a jpg file. It opens fine when I click the shortcut.However, when I assign any key to it the key will not open the jpg although the jpg still opens when I click on it.
What am I missing? Maybe this approach does not work with a jpg file.

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08 Jun 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Mariner,

How did you create the shortcut?

I tested this by using the "Send To" "Desktop (create shortcut)" option, then assigned Ctrl+Alt+B to the shortcut. When I press Ctrl+Alt+B, it opens the image from the shortcut in WPV. It works for me at least.
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08 Jun 2011   #3



I did not use the SEND TO.... (Keyboard Shortcut - Vista Forums) did not mention SEND TO at all. I went back and checked.
I re-created the shortcut using SEND TO and it worked fine. However, I could not move the shortcut to another folder. If I did it lost the use of the key. Still worked by double clicking it. Seems that the shortcut MUST stay on the desktop. Is this correct?
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08 Jun 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hmm, it appears that programs or program shortcuts can be located anywhere on the C: (Windows) drive for any keyboard shortcut assigned to them. However, image files assigned keyboard shortcuts only seem to work on the desktop.
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08 Jun 2011   #5


Thanks, Brink.
That confirms what I found. Beyond my ability.
Let me know when you figure it out.
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