Creating Custom Shortcut Key In Windows – A Hidden Feature

James Anderson
By James Anderson 4 Min Read
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Do you know one thing that of using or knowing personal computers, we hardly know only 5 to 6% of it, I’m not talking about extra-ordinary ones. I know you feel weird and also vowed but its true and not only you, me too having the same expressions few years back. nice fact- huh, hey! one second, I’m feeling like you are not believing me, then let’s start from a very simple and also a useful thing.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes finding any app or program may be a tough job or quite irritating while in rush. Sometimes the app we are finding becomes invisible even when it is in the menu. To get rid of this silly trouble, I am having a great tip for you.

Creating Custom Shortcut Key in Windows of Any Program or Application of Your Choice.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Method: Offline
  • Application Used: Of your Choice
  • My Platform: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Time Taken: <1 minute

Step 1. Create a shortcut

  • Open the folder or directory that contains the application or program of your choice for the shortcut.
  • Right-click on the program and click Create Shortcut in the pop-up menu.
  • Once done, this creates a shortcut named “<your program>” in the current directory or on the desktop according to your choice. If you want to rename this shortcut, right-click the file and click rename.
  • Once the above steps have been completed, you can copy or cut this shortcut and paste it anywhere if you want otherwise leave it as it is.
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Once the shortcut has been created and to assign a shortcut key to that Windows shortcut follow the steps below.

Step 2. Assign Shortcut Key to that Windows Shortcut

  • Right-click the shortcut and click Properties in pop-up menu.
  • Click the Shortcut tab in the Properties box.
  • Click in the Shortcut key box and press a letter. For example, if you press “p” the shortcut key will automatically be made Ctrl + Alt + P. Which means after this has been saved pressing Ctrl, Alt, and “P” all at the same time runs the shortcut.
  • Test it and please be amazed if you don’t know this before.

Hurray, Our Custom Shortcut Key is created, enjoy this very simple and unknown tip. The best example is Task Manager’s shortcut key for windows is Ctrl+Alt+Delete. The same method is used but is a preset function.

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