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How to set up your own keyboard shortcut in Windows

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:

  1. Right-click on a folder or application from Windows Explorer or the Start menu to send it to the desktop as a shortcut
  2. Go to the desktop shortcut’s properties (right-click > properties) and click in the “Shortcut key” field
  3. Press the key combination you want (e.g., Ctrl+Shift+P)
  4. 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.

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