Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to make keyboard shortcut for launching an aplication

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Other than using the mouse, we can also use the keyboard for launching an application, with pressing the combination  keys of the keyboard ( Ctrl+Shift+'Character'  or  Ctrl+Alt+'Character' ). This combination key called Keyboard shortcut. Using keyboard shortcut is faster than using mouse click.

How to create a keyboard shortcut for  an application :
For example we will create a keyboard shortcut for the Application : Ms. OfficeWord

• Go to the Start Menu Programs where MS Word is (or may exist on the desktop)
• Right-click on Microsoft Office Word, then left click on Properties





• On the Shortcut tab, point the cursor to the Shortcut key field
• Press and hold the Ctrl key and then  select the letter / character that wants to be combined to create a shortcut, for example I chose the character W (you can choose the character what you want) So the combination keys are Ctrl+Alt+W
• Click Apply, Click OK


Now, To open MS.Office Word, we can use the keyboard shortcut,  by pressing at the same time the key combination : Ctrl+Alt+W (sample).

• Perform the same steps to create keyboard shortcuts for other applications, of course using different character combination, because it is not possible using the same combination already used.





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