Shortcuts

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    Assigning a Shortcut Key to a Desktop Shortcut
Reducing the transitions between the keyboard and the mouse is a practice that can improve efficiency. Toward that end, this tip explains how to assign a shortcut key to a Desktop item.

    Assigning a Shortcut Key to a Start Menu Item
Reducing the transitions between the keyboard and the mouse is a practice that can improve efficiency. Toward that end, this tip explains how to assign a shortcut key to a Start menu item.

    Changing Shortcut Properties
Want to change how a shortcut behaves when you double-click it? Just display the Properties dialog box for the shortcut and make the changes you want to see.

    Creating Shortcuts
Shortcuts can be a great timesaver, allowing you to quickly access frequently used programs and files. This tip explains how you can create your own shortcuts.

    Customizing the Send To Menu
Adding items to the Send To menu can be a great way to open files with specific programs. Here's how easy it is to add those items that can help you be more productive.

    Deleting Shortcuts
Windows allows you to easily create any number of shortcuts you desire. If you want to get rid of those shortcuts at some point, you'll want to remember the information provided in this tip.

    Quick Ways to Get Back to Your Desktop
There may be times when you need to get back to your desktop by eliminating the "clutter" of all your open windows. Windows provides a few methods for getting back to your desktop with a simple click or two.

    Understanding Shortcuts
One way of optimizing your user interface is through the use of shortcuts. This tip provides a brief overview of what shortcuts are and how they benefit your use of Windows.

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