Shortcut keys are combination two or more keys that are stroked simultaneously for calling a function or action. These shortcut keys will help when you are working with one program and want to evoke another program’s function. The best thing about the shortcut keys are that as the name implies they are key strokes, so there’s no need to use the mouse functions to call the functionalities. Shortcut keys make the work easier and time saving.
Shortcut keys in Windows 7 are as better as the operating system itself. Windows 7 support says that the user has the power to create shortcut keys of his choice for calling functions. These custom shortcut keys are helpful in managing files and programs and manipulating them. Windows 7 support has the procedure for setting shortcut keys in the operating system- custom shortcut keys.
Instructions for creating a shortcut key in Windows 7
The below given steps will help you set shortcut keys for handling the operating system easily and timely. The steps are as follows:
To begin the procedure, the user will have to set a shortcut. The procedure for that is:
- Press the Windows key and E on the keyboard to open Windows Explorer.
- Navigate to the folder in which the program for which you want to create a shortcut resides.
- Right-click the folder and click Create shortcut.
- A shortcut version of the file/folder is saved in the same location as the original.
- Drag the shortcut to the Desktop or any where you want it to be.
Create Keyboard Shortcut
After creating shortcut for the program, the keyboard shortcut must be set. The steps for that are:
- Right-click the shortcut you just created and click Properties.
- Click to select the Shortcut tab.
- Click inside the Shortcut Key box and push the key combination on the keyboard that you want to use to open this program.
- Note that Ctrl and Alt should be part of this combination. For instance, you can opt for Ctrl + Alt + L to open the program.
- Click OK to finalize the shortcut using keyboard keys.
This way you can create shortcuts for all those frequently accessed programs. If you are not able to proceed with the steps or if you encounter any issue while going through the steps, contact Windows 7 support for assistance.