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It's always easy to use Key Board shortcuts instead of driving the mouse and clicking on the icons. So how can we customize some Key Board shortcuts for the frequently (non-frequently) accessed programs? Here is a way.

 

Suppose you want to start Photoshop, normallly we double click the icon using a mouse right?

 

Here is an easy way.

 

Just locate the shortcut icon of the program in the Programs menu (start>programs) locate and right click on the Photoshop icon > Properties > Shortcut ..In Shortcut key, Type Any letter that's easy for you to REMIND the application. for instance A for AdobePhotoshop. once you press A it will be automatically set to ALT+CTRL+A.

 

Next time you want to start Photoshop just press these 3 keys together (Which you can use single hand) no need to search for the Photoshop icon and click on it. Easy?

 

This method can be adopted on all most any shortcuticons as long as you can easily remember the corresponding keys and you are comfortable with it and also it's much easier to perform. (incase the shortcut key you assigned is already in place for some other apps. you can use CTRL+Shift+(the desired letter) or ALT+SHIFT+(Desired Letter) so that there is no conflict.

 

say for Instance you assign E for Excel ie; (ALT+CTRL+E) now you can assign CTRL+SHIFT+E for internet Explorer as well. like wise you can assign any desired chacter for the appz.

 

Some of my favorites assignments are

 

N for Nero ((ALT+CTRL+N)

C for caluclator (ALT+CTRL+C) (instead of Run>calc)

W for word

F for Firefox etc...

 

Hope it's useful

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Just locate the shortcut icon of the program in the Programs menu (start>programs) locate and right click on the Photoshop icon > Properties > Shortcut ..In Shortcut key, Type Any letter that's easy for you to REMIND the application. for instance A for AdobePhotoshop. once you press A it will be automatically set to ALT+CTRL+A.

 

This would be more usefull if it worked all the time. I find that sometimes the shortcuts just don't work. Windows "forgets". :hammer:

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sometimes the shortcuts just don't work. Windows "forgets".

For shortcut keys to work at all, the associated shortcuts must be located in the Desktop folder (that is, on the user's Desktop) or a subfolder however deeply nested; or in the Start Menu folder (that is, in the user's Start menu) or a subfolder however deeply nested.

 

It is not generally understood that Windows does not record shortcut keys in a file or in the Registry, but instead maintains a table in RAM.  The table is lost when the user logs off or restarts the computer.  At log on, Windows generates a new table by examining the shortcuts in the Start Menu folder and all its subfolders, and shortcuts on the Desktop - but NOT in the folders on the Desktop.  Because of this behavior, a key assigned to s shorcut located in a folder on the Desktop is temporary.

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