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How To Create A Keyboard Shortcut To Open Any App In Windows 10

There’s a famous saying:”There are no shortcuts to life’s greatest achievements” but when it comes to Windows 10, this famous saying doesn’t quite hold true. By learning how to create a keyboard shortcut for any app, you can virtually have the whole of Windows 10 on your fingertips.

Shortcuts are the easiest way to access anything or get your work done. While in real life, a shortcut may not be your safest bet but when it comes to Windows 10, you simply need not to fear about anything. We’ve previously covered the list of best Excel keyboard shortcuts, among many others. The procedure is very similar to the way you can create a shortcut for the Snipping tool with little to no alterations.

Windows 10 already comes in with a load of built-in keyboard shortcuts that help to make your life much easier. Working in Windows 10 becomes a whole lot easier because of the presence of these minions. So without further wait, let’s get you guys acquainted with them.

In this post, we’ll discuss how to create shortcuts for quickly launching an app in Windows. This is useful for your most regularly used apps. Some apps come with these hotkeys built-in, but for others you need to add keyboard shortcuts yourself.

Steps to create a hotkey for launching any app in Windows 10:

Step 1: Create a shortcut of the app whose keyboard shortcut you’d like to make on the desktop.

Step 2: Right-click on that shortcut.

Step 3: From the context menu, select Properties.

Step 4: In the resulting window, click on the Shortcut tab.

Step 5: Click in the text field in front of Shortcut key, then press the key you wish to be the shortcut key for that application and Windows will automatically append CTRL + ALT to it making the complete shortcut become key + CTRL +ALT as shown in the image below.

Final step to create a shortcut

Step 6: Click on Apply and enjoy your shortcut.

That’s all you have to do to create a shortcut. Shortcuts help to fasten our work so that when we’re working in flow, we don’t have to get our hand up again and again to access a certain program. This keeps on trimming valuable seconds that ensure you meet deadlines or complete a task in an efficient way.

Found this guide helpful? Be sure to let us know and if you have a shortcut that we’ve missed, we’ll love to know that too.