Do you want to assign the shortcut keys to your favorite program that you often access? Great.!!. By going through this article, you can easily understand how to assign it. Basically a shortcut key is used to open a particular program which you are using frequently, in just a few seconds through the keyboard. This can be beneficial for the people who prefer using the keyboard more than a mouse.
Do you know shortcut key is also termed as Hot key, and you can assign a specific key to any folder, text document or software?
You can use Ctrl, Alt and Shift with a combination of standard keyboard keys such as any numeric key, alphabetical key or punctuation keys. The formula to assign s shortcut is “Ctrl+ ALT + any other key” or “Ctrl + Shift + any other key” but it should be kept in mind to use only two of them from these three modifiers i.e. Ctrl, Alt or Shift.
Steps to Assign a Shortcut Key (Custom Hotkey) in Windows 10
Step 1: Locate the program for which you want to assign a shortcut key, As I choose notepad, so just right click on it and then click on “open file location” as shown in the figure.
Step 2: Now again right click on the Notepad and then click on properties, as shown in the image below.
Step 3: Inside Notepad properties, Click on “Shortcut” tab at the top of the window. Under “Shortcut Key” you”ll see “None,” in case no shortcut is assigned.
Step 3: Now, place your cursor over None and press the key on your keyboard that you want to use (keyboard shortcuts automatically start with Ctrl+Alt). I have used “Ctrl + Alt + N” as “N” resembles Notepad. Finally, click “OK” button.
The Administrator permission is required, if you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password to continue.
Step 4: Now, Just type a shortcut key which you assigned through your keyboard and accessed your favorite program quickly. As I typed “Ctrl + Alt + N” in order to open the notepad.
Always use the third key as the one which can resemble somewhat to a program so that it would be easier for you to remember.
It should be kept in mind that not to use Esc, Enter, Ins, Del, Tab, space-bar, PrtScn, Shift, or Backspace keys as a third key.
That’s all guys. Keep reading!!!!