Setting up Hot Keys

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Setting up a hot key for a specific program

  1. Right click on the shortcut to the program (either on the Desktop or from Start > Programs)
  2. Select Properties
  3. Under the Shortcut tab, there will be a field for Shortcut Key
  4. With the cursor in the Shortcut key box, select the keyboard key you want to use in combination with CTRL+ALT. Shortcut keys automatically start with CTRL+ALT. The Shortcut key box will display None until you select the key and then the box will display Ctrl+Alt+the key you selected. You cannot use the ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT SCREEN, SHIFT, or BACKSPACE keys.


Once you assign a shortcut key combination for a specific program, you will not be able to use that key combination with other programs.