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Create Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 | Try out how to do it.

How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

 


Windows 10 makes it easy for you to create custom shortcuts for any program, including traditional “desktop” apps, “universal apps” or any of the Windows 8 “metro apps.” Here's how:


Method 1: Create Desktop Shortcuts


1. Type “command prompt” in cortana. Then right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as administrator.”


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2. Type “explorer shell: AppsFolder” (without the quotes) at the command prompt and press Enter. A window with a list of all your applications will appear.


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3. Right-click on the application you want and select “Create shortcut”. It might be easier to find apps, if you change the settings view to a “detailed list” so you can see all the icons in one column.


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4. Click "yes" when the question appears whether you want a shortcut on the desktop. A new shortcut icon will appear on your desktop.


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5. Right-click on the new shortcut icon and select “Properties”.


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6. Enter the shortcut combination in the “Shortcut key” box. The combination must be CTRL+ALT+letters/numbers.


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7. Click “OK”


NOTE: Remember not to use the same key combination twice.



Method 2: Use the Start Menu


If you create a keyboard shortcut for “desktop apps”, any app installed via download, not from the Windows Store, can be created directly from the Start Menu. By using this method, you can avoid the appearance of a separate shortcut icon on the desktop.


1. Open the “Start” menu.


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2. Navigate to the icon of the application you want. If you don't pin the app, then you can search for it by clicking on “All apps” and start scrolling through the alphabetical list.


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3. Right click and select “Open file location”. A window will open with a shortcut icon. If the “Open file location” option does not appear in the menu, it means this is a modern or universal application and you should follow method 1 as above.


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4. Right-click on the shortcut icon and select “Properties”.


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5. Enter the shortcut combination in the “Shortcut key” box.


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6. Click “OK”.

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