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Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Q: Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Currently I have a desktop shortcut to PuttyCyg (a modified version of PuTTY) which I have configured Ctrl+Alt+C as a keyboard shortcut to launch the program. Trouble is, once there is one instance of the program open, when I enter Ctrl+Alt+C again, instead of opening another instance of the program, it brings the window of the currently open instance to the front. This is strange, because when I actually click on the shortcut multiple times, the default behavior is to open multiple instances of the program. How can I change it so that hitting the keyboard shortcut forces new instances to open? Do I have to resort to things like writing a VBScript?

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A: Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Nobody? =)

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Disclaimer: Personally, I've just used Win 8 / 8.1 during a week or two before I jumped to Win 10 so sorry if my question seems to be silly.

Today, a co-worker of mine asked me for help:
He already had an RDP connection to a server (ie using the shortcut called Remote Desktop Connection).  Then he wanted to connect to another server so he opened Start menu and clicked on "Remote Desktop Connection" again but this action just
"switched" him back to the previously open RDP client!

Then I did a little test: I double-clicked on a text file which opened it in Notepad.  Then I went into Start menu and click on Notepad again.  This action only switched me back to the already open Notepad window!

I noticed that his computer is in Win 8.1.  So, I did some further tests on
XP, Win 7 and Win10: I can confirm that in other O/S, a click on any shortcut inside Start Menu opens a new instance of the application.  It's only in Win 8.1 that we are switched back to the already open application.

My question: is it possible to change this behaviour to let us open a new instance on every click on Start menu's shortcuts?
PS: I found the workaround: right-click on the application's icon on the task bar and click on the name of the application.  This opens a new instance.  But for some people, this means a change of their behaviour and it is
not user-friendly.

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To assign a Keyboard Shortcut to a folder, I first send it to the desktop (create a shortcut). Then right-click > Properties > Shortcut tab > Shortcut key..

This works... as long as the shortcuts remain on the desktop.

When I try and move the Folder Shortcuts into a master folder on my desktop, to free up space in my desktop area, the shortcuts no longer launch the folder.

Please help!

Thank you in advance

A:Keyboard Shortcut to launch Folders

that is just the way it works.... key shortcuts work only for shortcuts on the desktop and not within a a folder on the desktop


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Hi guys n girls,

I have for ever got sick and tired of right click -> open Send to Menu and creating a Desktop Shortcut for a file or app....then needing to go to the Desktop right click the newly made shortcut and then removing the trailing file extension, dash and words shortcut in brackets. If you are like me and you want a solution where you just right click -. Create shortcut and forget and not need to do anymore then look no further.

I have small AutoIT app (compiled script) that does exactly that.

Desktop (create shortcut).au3 SHA1 - 630A9CE23BF669035EEB089C2948BBD8B38BB505
Desktop (create shortcut).exe SHA1 - 829518AD4233E59D686822D960AAC71405D57CCD
Desktop (create shortcut).ico SHA1 - 16239287978841199F8A2FC56AA36EE55F197083

Download Link Desktop (create shortcut).zip

Virustotal readout - God knows why anyone would use any of the virus scanners flagging AutoIT as a virus. This indicates to me that they are merely only searching for header info and not actually decyphering any of the code. That should be alarming to anyone. Anyway here it is, it gets 2 false negatives out of 52.

Now the code so that you can compile it all your self. For the Geeks in other words

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=Desktop (create shortcut).ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=Desktop (create shortcut).exe
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoI... Read more

A:Custom 'Desktop (create shortcut)' Remove .fileextension - Shortcut

I must find this more annoying than most others

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Hi friends
please tell me is there any freeware by using which if I type "cmn" it should type on screen "communication" etc.

Also in one of our pc everytime we open a blank document in win word a particular file is opening and we have to delete that text to input new data. please help.

A:keyboard shortcut program

One way to do it would be with an AutoHotkey script.

The code would be cmn:: send, communication

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I have Windows 98 OS. Is there a keyboard shortcut to the 'desktop'? This would be handy when I am in a full screen mode.


A:[SOLVED] Keyboard shortcut to Desktop

Try pressing the Windows Logo key and the "D" key. Not sure if it works for Win98 but it's worth a shot.

Good day.


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One keyboard shortcut is.... Win key + shift + arrow left . Does anyone know how to take this function and create a desktop icon to do the same thing? THANKS for any help. Undine.

A:From keyboard shortcut to desktop icon.

Win+Shift+Left(Right) moves ACTIVE (focused) window to second monitor, doesn't it?
While clicking on desktop icon your pointer automatically focus on that icon, and your window loses focus, so trick won't work.

By you can try this software, it was made for multiple monitor management
(it has quick window moving function even in Free version).

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Hi all,

I want to program a keyboard shortcut for the "Next desktop background" option. I do not want to use a 3rd party wallpaper changer app

The registry keys for desktop background slide show settings are:


Value data: {0bf754aa-c967-445c-ab3d-d8fda9bae7ef}

A:Next desktop background keyboard shortcut

have you tried any programs that change the wallpapers for you? this is worth a read Best Free Wallpaper Changer

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I have a shortcut on my NT desktop that runs a program whenever I double click on it, but I can Not find the program itself anymore.

I've done extensive searching but can Not find the executable that the shortcut makes run when I run it.

Please help me find the program that the shortcut runs, please

A:please help me find program that goes with my desktop shortcut

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My wife's new PC uses Windows 7 64 bit OS. I use WinXP 32 bit. I have no idea how to create a program shortcut on her desktop as I easily could with XP. Could someone help? Thanks

A:How do I create a desktop shortcut to a program?

Welcome to the Seven Forums
This tutorial should help you out http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...r-program.html

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Hello : I need to make a desktop shortcut to a running program . Is this possible ? Thanks .

A:need to make a desktop shortcut to a running program

Can you describe what you need in a bit more detail?
I'm guessing you have a running process like a media program or something similar and you want to make a shortcut to show it?

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Hello, I work with my companies IT department. Over the past year or so I have had the same problem as listed below. Sometimes uninstalling, deleting the softwares folder and re-installing the program takes care of the problem. Other times (like this one) it does not.

I have a user who has a desktop icon that when double clicked tries to open an install for another program already installed on the computer. It is looking for the location folder for what to install. If I click "OK" it will give an "Error 1706" and then repeats. If I cancel it then it comes up again. If I cancel it a second time it will actually open the intended program for the icon.

How can I get this icon to open the program without going through the install it is asking for?

A:Desktop shortcut icon tries to open install from another program

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Try this:
Right click the icon on the desktop, click delete. You should get a pop up telling ou that this will just delete the icon and not the program. OK. Now go to C:\Program Files\ and search for the folder of the program in question. [or if the folder is not there try C:\Program Files (x86)] Locate the program exe file and right click it, choose "Send to" Then choose "Desktop (create shortcut). This will put a new icon on your desktop.
Hope this helps!

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I am running an older Dos based accounting program AccPac Plus.

The program worked fine until yesterday.

The command line for running the program is
R:\PLUS.EXE /v3 /Uc:\accpac /Sc:\accpac /Pc:\accpac

The /U /P and /S are to designate locations of personal startup files for the program.

If I run it using Start/Run it runs ok.

If I run it using a desktop shortcut, which I have done for years, it won't find the personal startup files on my C drive, but rather use default files located on the R drive.

I am running XP PRO SP2. Last XP update was last week and I have used the program many times since.

The only thing out of the ordinary is that someones USB flash drive the I put used on my machine had the following virus on it. W32.SillyFDC

Symantec caught it right away. I have since scanned my machine fully and run a chkdsk.

No other users are experiencing the same problem.

A:Program runs fine from Start/Run but not from a desktop shortcut

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I recently built my own Desktop
I installed my Windows 7 professional x64 on my 60gb SSD
and then made my 1tb HDD my secondary storage.
I copied over program files to the HDD and whenever I install something and create a desktop shortcut the short cut never works no matter what I do.

A:Secondary HDD Program Files desktop shortcut error

What error message do you get ?

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I can't click or double-click to launch any shortcuts on desktop or quick-launch bar. I can right-click and Open them. In addition, I can't launch Search at Start. Please help!

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hi i use quick launch to connect to the internet, but its suddenly stopped working? it opens up the browser but no longer prompts to dial out? any idea's

also when i tried it through start menu it said my password was incorrect but when i put it in it was ok again?

again any idea's?

thx lee_1133

A:browser shortcut won't launch

Are you using Internet Explorer as your browser? If so, Right click your Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and choose PROPERTIES. When your internet properties appears, click the tab labeled "Connections" and make sure that the radio button that says "Always Dial my Default Connection" is selected. Maybe one of your settings has been changed and your browser is assuming that your connection is already established.


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I have dragged and dropped a shortcut to the quick launch toolbar, the shortcut is to a folder on another networked pc. I right click over icon and change name but when i hover over the icon it says target.
All the other shortcuts can have their name changed.
On another networked pc i am able to change the name to that quick launch shortcut to a folder on this laptop so i dont know what the problem can be.
Any help would be great.

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I have 2 quick launch shortcuts ( IE pages to forums ) in my start bar ( beside the start button )

My question:

How can I make one or either of these shortcuts to launch a new window??

When I click on shortcut #1 and browse for a bit, I sometimes would like to go to shortcut 2 ( different forum page) and it always launches in the same window as shortcut #1's.

any idea ?

A:quick launch/shortcut / new window ??

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An quick launch shortcut disappears when I click it. And then I have to use onether way to open new window of the application.

A:Quick Launch shortcut disappears

Hello Darkhorn,

You might see if this method to place Quick Launch on the taskbar will work for you instead.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Ok, so i have a few questions. instead of making thread for each. i am posting them hear.

1. like the title says, i want to know how to create one shortcut to launch multiple programs( Two or three programs at once)?
(edit: i have founded a tutorial on the forume. but it is a bit complicated)

2. My second question is, is there a way that i pin a folder on taskbar and when click on that icon
it expand( only icons and their name in small space) like a fan( pop in and out). just like the Rocketdoc.?

3. And at last. how can i prevent a program from appearing in taskbar. like i have installed a skin for WMP and i like it to stay on the desktop.
but for that i have to launch WMP it also appear in taskbar.Which is a bit disturbing.
So can i hide it from taskbar?

If any of above is possible plz tell me.

A:How to creat one shortcut to launch multiple programs? and more.

Edit : I have figured out the first questions answer.made a script on my own.
it was very simple. ( If any one want it ask hear)
still don't know anything about other two.

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Great forum just joined but have been lurking for a long time.

Thanks for the great tuts.

I have a shortcut that will take me to the Speech Recognition section in COntrol Panel but would like to start the program with a shortcut and cant seem to find that.

Tried working with the link in control panel but can not highlight or use to create shortcut.

Any help wold be appreciated.


A:Speeh Recognition - Launch Prog SHortcut

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at this Speech Recognition Shortcut - Create

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I have added many tiles on the Start Screen for applications that I use regularly. I?ve also added quite a few shortcuts to Access databases that I use. I?ve also performed this process for an Excel workbook that I use regularly. They have
been working for years. About three months ago, the tile to the Excel workbook would launch Excel but not open the Excel workbook.
Several times I have unpinned the shortcut, deleted the shortcut from the Programs folder. I then recreated the shortcut to the Excel workbook. I tested the shortcut to ensure that the workbook file was loaded. It worked. I copied that shortcut to the Programs
folder where the tiles that came with Windows 10 and the ones I added are located. I retested that shortcut. Again, it worked by launching Excel and opening my workbook. Lastly, I pinned it to the Start Screen. I moved the tile to the desired location.
I click on it to test it. Excel is launched but the workbook is not opened.
I have 12 tiles that point to shortcuts to Access databases that I have created using the same process. They all work and continue to work.
Does anyone have a solution to this problem or even ideas that may lead to a solution?
Thank you.

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I had a problem at the beginning that all my context menu doesn't show up and the now folder option from the explorer didn't work. After many tries to fix this issue and show up the context menu of the mouse's right-click option finally it showed up.
But the new folder option's was a shortcut option with shortcut's icon. I got it to change to folder Ico but still acting like shortcut and showing up the wizard.

I can't create any new folder now even from the explorer quick menu.

Please help I can't do recovery or reinstall my system I would cost me much work and I may lose my study.
Thanks in advance,

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First, let me apologize if this has been previously answered, but my search did not find one...

I have the Quick Launch Taskbar enabled, but there is one glaring issue that drives me crazy, and I am trying to find out if there is a solution...

In previous versions of Windows, I believe you could just have the icon for the program, without a name. However, that does not appear to be the case anymore...

In order to save space, I thought, ok, well just abbreviate the shortcut name, such as FF, CH, IE, etc...this works, however if you try to drag the divider over, so that you only have, say, the first 3 icons showing, the spacing between each icon/name is enormous....

Does anyone know if there is some way to decrease the amount of space between each icon/shortcut?

Thanks in advance...


A:Quick Launch Task Bar - Shortcut Naming/Spacing

Find an empty space in the quick launch toolbar, right click, then toggle the "Show text".. My quick launch toolbar next to my start button shows only icons.
Is that what you're talking about?

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I unfortunately must still use dial-up internet.

Being impossible to get my dial-up shortcut from the desktoponto the taskbar of my new Windows 8 laptop, I followed the tutorial to addQuick Launch toolbar to the taskbar, and successfully moved the shortcut tothere.

With Vista, XP etc, one click on Quick Launch toolbarshortcut icon would open this ?Connect TPG? window shown below. You then justclicked <Dial> button to connect directly to the ISP.
(Note: TPG is the name of the ISP)

However, with my Windows 8, three mouse operations all overthe screen are required to arrive at this window:
1. You click the Quick Launch shortcut icon and the Charmssidebar opens.
2. Then you have to select the ISP under the Connections header,which causes a <Connect> button to pop up.
3. Which when clicked finally brings you to the above?Connect TPG? window?.

Hardly a quick launch I would suggest !!

Can somebody please advise how to open this window directlyfrom the Quick Launch toolbar or how to pin a shortcut to the taskbar toachieve the same outcome?
NB, pinning ?Network Connections? shortcut to taskbar is notthe answer, as you still then required to the go through the same 3 operationsmentioned above.

For further info, the properties window of the dial-up shortcut is shown below.
The target string is: {BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}

Thanking you

A:Dial-Up Shortcut from Quick Launch or Taskbar in Windows 8

Hello Skippy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since the shortcut uses the {BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E} GUID, you might see if creating a shortcut using either location below may work for you to then add to Quick Launch or Pin to taskbar.
explorer.exe /e,::{BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}

explorer shell:::{BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}
If that doesn't work for you, then you could open Network Connections, right click on the dial-up network connection, and click on Create shortcut. This will place a shortcut of it on your desktop than can then be place in Quick Launch.

Hope this helps,

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don't know where to start, but i noticed yesterday that my quick launch icons were missing, after 2 days of searching and missing crap up i figured i better post. also the send to link when ya right click on a file is blank too. i enabled the hidden admin and logged onto it and i could get the send to link to show documents, and i was able to add shortcuts to the quick launch too. im pretty sure this is going to be a user permissions problem. i also noticed i cant move my save music files to the windows player, and when i run the auto find program in the player it comes up empty. there sereral other things i cant do to. thats why im thinking it a acsess problem. i ran the vista forums systinfo program and copied it to clipboard. im sure it a long file, cause i enabled all the options. but here it is. oh, and i tried to manaully copy the quick launch shortcuts from the user/roaming/ie/quicklaunch folder and it just keeps making copies of each shortcut in the folder when i try to copy it. sometimes i can get 1 or 2 icons in the taskbar, but never more than 2. if i try to put certian ones down there it will erase all of them. its wierd.

A:send to shortcut and quick launch dont work

Hello Venomous, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if a System Restore, using a restore point dated before this problem, can fix this for you.

Hope this helps,

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I put a shortcut of an Excel sheet on my taskbar and when I click it a new Excel page pops up. If I right click the shortcut on the toolbar, it asks me if I want to click another item that is pinned. I'm using WIndows 7.

So, simply all I want is to have the shortcut page open, NOT the new Excel empty new page.

A:Need help putting an Excel shortcut on taskbar that ONLY opens the shortcut

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as the titel declares, is there any patch or something to make Windows 7 shortcuts not rename theirselves to "application.exe - shortcut" but rename theirselves into just "application.exe"? I find it very annoying having to erase " - shortcut" from the name all the time.

A:Creating a shortcut without - shortcut written after the original name

Hello fANAT1C,

This will help show you how to.

Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore

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I was foolishly playing around with my desktop & I accidently deleted this and then emptied the recycle bin before I realized what I had done.I have looked all over for information on this and I am either not searching correctly or it's not out there(which I doubt).
Please Help! thanks

A:{Advice Offered} - deleted minimize all windows icon&shortcut from quick launch

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Hi. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro and at the top, two of the keys increase/decrease the screen brightness (much like two of the keys at the top of a Mac do the same). Well, I discovered that if I press the key to decrease the screen brightness too quickly and bring it down all the way to the lowest brightness and keep clicking, it turns off the keyboard! As in, none of the keyboard keys will work anymore.
The only way I know of to fix it is to restart the keyboard. I'm wondering if there's a way to 1) disable the fact that it does this, and 2) find a way to turn the keyboard back on without restarting the computer, since it is, quite frankly, annoying when I have three word documents and about 10 browser tabs open. I can't figure out how to disable/stop this one key by using the keyboard settings/ toggling the hotkeys/etc.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 8 issue or Toshiba issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

A:Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

If under warranty, return this to the store ASAP for replacement/repair. There's not much we can recommend you do, hardware-wise, that you can do and not void the warranty.
I suspect the keyboard may be sticking,,, you can try another USB KB for troubleshooting though. Plug in the USB KB and see if that behavior is duplicated using that KB.
Let us know

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I`ve done this successfully for SpeedFan, but I`m having a problem with doing the same for the Search Everything program.

I`ve been through the tutorial steps several times now, the task executes successfully,( I checked it with command prompt box) but nothing happens.

/c start "SpeedFan" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\SpeedFan.exe"

/c start "Everything" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Everything\Everything.exe"

A:Creating an Elevated Program Shortcut for Search Everything Program.

Rather than duplicate posts, see the thread here.
www.voidtools.com &bull; View topic - Problem creating an Elevated Shortcut.

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I'd like to assign a keystroke to one of my mouse buttons that will launch Windows Explorer.

The Windows key + E launches computer in Windows Explorer which would be fine. However, Logitech SetPoint Settings wont let me map the Windows key.

Another option was to create a shortcut of "computer" on the desktop and then right click>properties and make a custom keystroke assignment for that shortcut. Problem with that is, the shortcut has to be actually on the desktop for it to work. I don't want that either.

So, any suggestions would be awesome. I know I'm probably missing something simple. Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard Shortcut?

Never mind. I solved it myself by looking at this tutorial.

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I use several keyboard shortcuts to start various programs, etc. I have one to access the A: drive - it is Ctrl + Alt + A.

When I try this shortcut now, I get the error message titled, Problem with Shortcut "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'A Drive.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disc is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again".

This happens with any floppy disc I try & yet they allopen fine in My Computer or WIndows Explorer.

Anyone got any ideas to resolve this niggle?

Best wishes to you all.


A:Keyboard Shortcut

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Does anyone know of a keyboard short cut to put the computer to 'work offline'. Just would like to stop having to open IE or OE to make that selection.
Thanks in advance if you are able to give us a hint.

A:keyboard shortcut

I'm not really sure this is what you're looking for, but maybe a soulution

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Click this imgur image above to understand what I am talking about

I made some shortcuts to things like web sites and files.

I hit the window key and microsoft onenote and files come up. I really want files to show up on top because that is where my cursor (not the right word?) starts. This forces me to have to scroll down to files and click on the right shortcut which almost defeats the purpose of having a shortcut that can be accessed rapidly with a shortcut

Let's say my shortcut is "electronics youtube channel"
Unfortunatley if the words electronics youtube channel are somewhere in oneote, onenote will appear on top like in the picture. Now I must scroll down or move my cursor to Files whereas if Files was on top, then the name of the shortcut "electronics youtube channel" woudl have been on the top, I could have just pushed enter

If electronics youtube channel words don't show up in onenote, there is no Microsoft Onenote in the picture so Files appears first on top and the shortcut is usually the first thing that I am on. Then I can simply push the enter button and go to the shortcut.

Basically here is the summary of the entire post:
- I want to just go to a website or a document without having to move my mouse or click on things on the desktop. I want to hit the windows button, type the name of the shortcut to that website or document, have it appear on the top of the start menu because I remember what I called the shorcut and I ... Read more

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hi I'm using a new pc i cannot find how to do the shortcut for at .com it is a querty board its not using the same keys as on other pcs
appreciate any help

A:shortcut for at on keyboard

shift + 2 on my keyboard. Are you saying that key combo doesn't give you a @

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1) Is there a W7 shortcut that will select a sentence or a full line?
2) Is there a GOOD keyboard shortcut quick reference sheet anyone has found?

I have done several searches on the two above, and I feel like those people in the commercial that run a search and start spouting off tangent information after tangent information...


A:Keyboard Shortcut(s)

In answer to your questions:

I think this might be what you're looking for, it's not the most elegant of shortcuts but it'll do the job:

Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.disability.uiuc.edu/infotechaccess/training/ms-word/win-sc-word7-selecting.html#selecting%20a%20word,%20sentence%20or%20paragraph

Three steps to select the word, sentence or paragraph the cursor is on

Be sure the cursor is within the word, sentence or paragraph you want to select.
Press F8 until the text you want to select is highlighted.
To deselect press ESCand then a cursor key.

Have a look at Keyboard shortcuts for a full list of Windows 7 Keybopard Shorcuts.


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I have Windows 7 on my computer. Generally in order to shut down the computer you have to click Start and ?shut down?. Does anyone know of a KEYBOARD shortcut (i.e., where you would press a combination of keys) for shutting down the computer? Thank you very much. Murrar

A:keyboard shortcut

Hi Murrar,
Push and hold Alt and f4 at the same time in till a window pops up and you will have a few options

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Hi, I hope someone can help me, i'm running windows 8.1 32 bit. My question is,is it possible to allocate a couple of keys to set up a keyboard shortcut. eg on my iPhone and iPad i have set "zz" to automatically fill in my email address.

Is there a similar way of doing this on my laptop.

All ideas comments most welcome.

Regards Dominic

A:Keyboard Shortcut

All ideas comments most welcome.

Do you have---

a hot key utility---

or from properties---

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I am using a HP Mini 210-1076NR. does any one know of a keyboard shortcut to get to top of page???

A:need keyboard shortcut

hi robertof1964, and welcome to sevenforums,

has your machine got a 'Home' key?

it might be fn-left arrow - at least it is on my mini 311

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Have searched for an answer to this seemingly simple question,but came up empty handed!Is there a keyboard shortcut for a middle click? My mouse only has two buttons and I can't master clicking them simultaneously (because of a dexterity issue).

A:Keyboard Shortcut

Check out this program. www.geocities.com/pronto4u/mouseemulator.html

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How can I change the default a keyboard shortcut
The key combo I used in XP was win+alt+2
But...this combo in Win7 is used to "Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number"

Is there any way of changing this default key combo to do nothing so my HotKeys program can take over and do what I had it set to do in XP?

I have HotKeys set to play a set of keystrokes

A:Keyboard shortcut

What do you want this shortcut to do?

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On my desktop I can hold control and press enter and the browser (IE) automatically adds the 'www.' and the '.com. around what I write. My Laptop is not doing this... Not a huge problem but its really bugging me.. lo.

Thanks alotr guys, guys!

A:IE Keyboard Shortcut

What make of laptop is it??

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in IE 6 to open a link in a new browser window I could either right click the link and select open in new window OR hold the shift key while left clicking on the link...

In IE 7 I can right click on a link and select open in new tab. Is there a keyboard shortcut to do this?


A:Keyboard shortcut

Ctrl+click works for me


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I've gotten REALLY annoyed, because lately I've been accidently holding ctrl and scrolling with my mouse wheel.... I hate that shortcut! Is there any way to change the shortcuts?

Yellow dudes trying to save yellow dude friend (one yellow dude betrayed the others)... I'm bored...

A:I Need Keyboard Shortcut Help...

Hello and welcome to TSF

I have had a look around and I cant seem to find anything.

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hey just a little curisoity...is it possible to create a 4 key keyboard shortcut?

the reason...i want to use my keyboard to shutdown my computer and dont accidentaly want to hit it....

BTW i already have a short cut on my desktop(gonna move that somewhere DEEP...
EDIT is there any way to make a two letter one like say i want to use ctrl + W + Z is there any way to do that?

A:4 key keyboard shortcut

There's a 3 key shortcut already. Note: do not keep each key pressed when you press the next one. Press one, release it..press the next, release it..etc..Windows Logo Key > U > UIf you notice when you hit the Windows Logo Key (and the Start Menu comes up), the u in "Turn off computer" is underlined. Pressing U does the action that has U underlined (like hitting Alt + some letter in any application). Hit U again, the u in "Turn off" is also underlined, so it performs that action (shutdown). Pressing R here instead of U would do a Restart.Note: The letters you have to hit to do this vary by version of Windows....the way you access "Power Button Actions" for Vista and Windows 7 are slightly different.

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