Access Your Favorite Programs Fast


Windows makes it possible to access your favorite programs with a keyboard command. This is very helpful when you have a window open and you need to access a certain program quickly and you don’t want to go to your desktop to access it. Here’s how to set this up:

  1. Right click any program, either in All Programs or on your Desktop.
  2. Select Properties from the resulting menu.
  3. Click the Shortcut tab.
  4. In your programs Properties window, you will find the word “None” list in the Shortcut key text box. Click once inside this text box and choose a letter on your keyboard that you would like to associate with your program (see Figure #1).
  5. In my case I chose the letter “F”. Windows will automatically insert Ctrl + Alt + F into the text box making this your new keyboard shortcut command.
  6. Click Apply and exit the Properties window.

Now whenever I use Ctrl + Alt + F on my keyboard, the chosen program will automatically launch.


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