by Barry Dysert
(last updated December 5, 2016)
In an effort to keep your hands on the keyboard as much as possible, you may find it convenient to assign shortcut keys to items in your Start menu. The process is similar to adding a shortcut key to any other item. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. Assigning a shortcut key to a Start menu item.
The shortcut key should be immediately available. All you need to do is press whatever shortcut key you created.
If you later want to remove the shortcut key, follow the same steps but press the Delete key in step 6.
This tip (11818) applies to Windows 7.
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