Saturday, September 17, 2011

How to assign a hot key to program

By Jitendra Indave On Saturday, September 17, 2011
Applying hot key to any application is the most beneficial work as it saves both effort and time. In all the Windows version user can define hot key to any application two way. Using multiple key combination e.g. ctrl+alt, ctrl+del+z etc. or using single key e.g. function keys. 
Short Cut keys
As the function keys are already assigned by the windows to any other task thats way to avoid conflict we must assign it very carefully. Some of the keys like Certain keys such as Esc, Ins, Del, Enter, Tab, Spacebar, PrtScn, Shift, or Backspace etc. are not allowed in combination for the hot key. Below is the process given to assign hot key to program.

see below step by step process to assign hot key.

  1. Go to Start menu 
  2. Then go to "All Program" 
  3. Right click on desire program name and find the "Properties" option 
  4. Click on "Properties" 
  5. In the Properties dialog, look for the text box labeled “Shortcut key” 
  6. Click in the text box and enter a key that you want to use in your hotkey. Windows will automatically place “Ctrl + Alt +” in front. If you choose a function key or a numeric keypad key then only that key will be used and “Ctrl + Alt +” will not be added. 
  7. Click on OK
  8. Lastly, just press the same keys combination on keyboard , as result you gets that program on screen.
Watch the step by step in video 


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