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keyboard shortcut for an app?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently
    used application?

    Thanks.

    Jeff
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:UNwkn.245125$OX4.1773@newsfe25.iad...
    > Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently used
    > application?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Jeff


    Yes, same way as with other windows versions. Right click the app
    Properties. Then add you shortcut
     
  3. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/6/2010 2:26 PM, Trev wrote:
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:UNwkn.245125$OX4.1773@newsfe25.iad...
    >> Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently
    >> used application?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> Jeff

    >
    > Yes, same way as with other windows versions. Right click the app
    > Properties. Then add you shortcut

    That creates a desktop shortcut. I am asking about a *keyboard*
    shortcut (like Ctrl-F or whatever) to open the app.

    Jeff
     
  4. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:myzkn.245196$OX4.113418@newsfe25.iad...
    > On 3/6/2010 2:26 PM, Trev wrote:
    >>
    >> <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:UNwkn.245125$OX4.1773@newsfe25.iad...
    >>> Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently
    >>> used application?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> Yes, same way as with other windows versions. Right click the app
    >> Properties. Then add you shortcut

    > That creates a desktop shortcut. I am asking about a *keyboard* shortcut
    > (like Ctrl-F or whatever) to open the app.
    >
    > Jeff


    No to create a short cut you just select the exe right click Create short
    cut. If you open properties even from the shortcut in all programs you will
    see a Short cut tab With space to enter a shortcut key, where it says None
    you enter one.
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 06 Mar 2010 16:11:43 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    > On 3/6/2010 2:26 PM, Trev wrote:
    > >
    > > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > > news:UNwkn.245125$OX4.1773@newsfe25.iad...
    > >> Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently
    > >> used application?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks.
    > >>
    > >> Jeff

    > >
    > > Yes, same way as with other windows versions. Right click the app
    > > Properties. Then add you shortcut


    > That creates a desktop shortcut. I am asking about a *keyboard*
    > shortcut (like Ctrl-F or whatever) to open the app.



    Sorry, but what you say is not correct. As Trev said, if you
    right-click the existing desktop shortcut and choose Properties, you
    can create a keyboard shortcut there.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  6. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/6/2010 4:30 PM, Trev wrote:
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:myzkn.245196$OX4.113418@newsfe25.iad...
    >> On 3/6/2010 2:26 PM, Trev wrote:
    >>>
    >>> <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:UNwkn.245125$OX4.1773@newsfe25.iad...
    >>>> Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently
    >>>> used application?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>
    >>> Yes, same way as with other windows versions. Right click the app
    >>> Properties. Then add you shortcut

    >> That creates a desktop shortcut. I am asking about a *keyboard*
    >> shortcut (like Ctrl-F or whatever) to open the app.
    >>
    >> Jeff

    >
    > No to create a short cut you just select the exe right click Create
    > short cut. If you open properties even from the shortcut in all programs
    > you will see a Short cut tab With space to enter a shortcut key, where
    > it says None you enter one.

    Thank you very much.
    Jeff
     
  7. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/6/2010 5:10 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Sat, 06 Mar 2010 16:11:43 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/6/2010 2:26 PM, Trev wrote:
    >>>
    >>> <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:UNwkn.245125$OX4.1773@newsfe25.iad...
    >>>> Does Windows 7 have a way to add a keyboard shortcut to a frequently
    >>>> used application?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>
    >>> Yes, same way as with other windows versions. Right click the app
    >>> Properties. Then add you shortcut

    >
    >> That creates a desktop shortcut. I am asking about a *keyboard*
    >> shortcut (like Ctrl-F or whatever) to open the app.

    >
    >
    > Sorry, but what you say is not correct. As Trev said, if you
    > right-click the existing desktop shortcut and choose Properties, you
    > can create a keyboard shortcut there.
    >

    Yes, so I discovered. The option is available from the shortcut
    properties, but in the case of this app:

    Notebook2 ver 4.0.23 from www.flos-freeware.ch/

    it is not an available option from the exe's own properties screen.
    That is what threw me.

    Now I added the shortcut (Ctrl + Alt + N) but for some reason this will
    still not open the app. Not sure why. (Have not rebooted yet, maybe it
    needs that).
     

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