Whenever you open a Windows application by hovering the mouse pointer and clicking on the icon or lifting the finger up and then tapping on a tile you are wasting the time as well as putting strain on your shoulders. In order to avoid such scenarios you can launch any program with a keyboard shortcut. Windows 10 lets you create custom shortcuts for any program. You can also learn about Formatting Text in MS Word 2016.
Creating a Desktop Shortcut:
- 1st of all you need to open the command prompt window, Command prompt windowcan be accessed by typing cmd into the Cortana or in Search box and then right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- No type “explorer shell:AppsFolder” in command prompt (without qoutes) and then press Enter. You will notice that a window with a list of all your apps appears.
- Now right click on an app and then select Create shortcut.
- Now click Yes whenever you are asked for if you want the shortcut on the desktop. A new shortcut icon will appear on your desktop.
- Now right click on the new shortcut icon and the select Properties.
- Now enter a key combination in the shortcut key field. The combo must be Ctrl+Alt+a letter or number.
- When you are done click on OK.
Creating Shortcut using the Start Menu:
- 1st of all open the Start menu.
- Now navigate to the icon or tile of the app which you want.
- Right click and select the Open file location you will notice that a window will open with a shortcut icon.
- Now right click on the shortcut icon and then select Properties.
- Now enter a key combination in the Shortcut key box and then click OK.