How to create a keyboard shortcut for a program in Windows XP ?
Note that this feature works only with program shortcuts on the
desktop or the Start menu. This feature does not work
if the desktop shortcut is a shortcut to another shortcut.
Creating a Keyboard Shortcut:
- Right-click the desktop shortcut, and then click
- On the Shortcut tab, click in the Shortcut Key box.
- Press the keyboard combination that you want to use to start
the program. The shortcut combination must consist of one character
(a letter, number, or symbol) plus at least two of the following
CTRL, ALT, and SHIFT.
- Click OK.
The default combination is CTRL+ALT; if you press only a
character key, Windows XP automatically adds CTRL+ALT. To
use other combinations of the three required keys, press those keys
before you press the character key.
A keyboard shortcut does not work if it conflicts with a keyboard
combination that is used in the program that is currently