Posted 23 July 2004 - 11:28 AM
If you open anything alot you prob get tired of looking for it on your desktop. Or you just forget where it is. It seems to me that the more icons on your desktop the less of them you can find even if you use them daily. Well if you want to can create a shortcut key combination to open it. Heres how to do it:
This technique works with only Windows shortcuts, not with program icons. The shortcut must be stored on the desktop or in the Programs menu--Windows ignores your instructions completely if the shortcut is stored anywhere else. Finally, the key combination must consist of a letter or number plus at least two of the following three keys: Ctrl, Alt, Shift.
To assign a keyboard shortcut, right-click the shortcut icon and choose Properties. On the general tab, click in the Shortcut key box and press the key combination you want to use (if you press only a letter or number, Windows adds Ctrl+Alt to the key assignment). Click OK to save your change. I've assigned the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C to the Windows Calculator; now, from within any program, all I have to do is press those keys to pop up the calculator instantly.
I hope this helps!