If you’d rather not scan through all your folders and programmes to get to that one specific one you always use, Windows allows you to easily set up a keyboard shortcut for it. It’s surprisingly simple:
- Right-click on a folder or application from Windows Explorer or the Start menu to send it to the desktop as a shortcut
- Go to the desktop shortcut’s properties (right-click > properties) and click in the “Shortcut key” field
- Press the key combination you want (e.g., Ctrl+Shift+P)
- Hit Enter or click OK… and hey presto!
If that’s not clear enough, Lifehacker has a nifty little video that takes you through it on their website, here.