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Windows 7 create a custom keyboard shortcut for your application

May 2016

Windows 7 operating system allows users to create custom keyboard shortcuts to applications. Users may find this feature convenient to access applications that are frequently used. Instead of looking for the shortcut or link to the application, it can be accessed through a user-defined hot keys set of key combinations. To create custom keyboard shortcuts for an application, the shortcut tab from the properties of the desktop shortcut of the application must be opened. At least one of the CTRL, ALT or SHIFT key has to be included in the hot key combination to open the application.

Windows 7 allows you to define a custom keyboard shortcut for your programs and application; here's how to proceed:
  • Right click on the desktop shortcut of the application > Select "Properties"
  • Select the Shortcuts tabs
  • Click in the Shortcut key field and use one of the following keys:
  • CTRL
  • ALT

The key combination will be available - simply add a letter to it.
Validate with the OK button.

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