Keyboard Shortcuts for Shortcuts!

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Shortcuts!

If you're a power user you probably have desktop filled with dozens shortcuts to apps, documents or files. Wouldn't it be cool if you could just assign them a keyboard shortcut and skip the constant double clicking?

Well you can and its easy to do. Just follow along.

1. Right-click a shortcut on the desktop or in the start menu, and then click Properties.

2. On the Shortcut tab, click in the Shortcut Key box.

3. Press the key you want to use. Windows will automatically add the Ctrl+Alt prefix to most keys. For example if you choose the key "U" the combination will be Ctrl+Alt+U.

Now if you don't want to 3 finger salute your shortcuts take advantage of unused function key for example F7. Now you just need to press one key instead of 3.

4. Click OK.

Now instead of double clicking the mouse to a launch a shortcut just use your keyboard combo.