Quickly launch program?

jst0ney

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Is there a way in XP to create a keyboard shortcut so I can quickly launch a program? ie maybe creating windowskey+C to launch the calculator.
 

DnetMHZ

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Create a shorcut, open the properties of the shortcut, enter a letter in the shortcut key field. it will become CTRL + ALT + C for example
 

tart666

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Originally posted by: DnetMHZ
Create a shorcut, open the properties of the shortcut, enter a letter in the shortcut key field. it will become CTRL + ALT + C for example

this works when the shortcut is on the desktop, but stops working as soon as I move it off the desktop...

any way to make it work even when it's not on the desktop?
 

phosphoros

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move it into your start menu. you know, under programs and such, as long as the shortcut exists, it will work, you just need to not move it. so if u want u can create a folder somewhere hidden for shortcuts only, and that way they are out of the way, but you can still take advantage of the shortcut keys.