Windows 10: Finding the target file of a keyboard shortcut

Discus and support Finding the target file of a keyboard shortcut in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Short version of my question: I'd like to change a keyboard shortcut that starts an app, but I've forgotten the location of the shortcut file that is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by roastedpotato, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. roastedpotato Win User

    Finding the target file of a keyboard shortcut


    Short version of my question: I'd like to change a keyboard shortcut that starts an app, but I've forgotten the location of the shortcut file that is targeted by the relevant keystrokes. How can I change the keyboard shortcut?

    Longer version of my question: I originally set up a keyboard shortcut to start an app (in my case, Search Everything) by creating a shortcut file to the desired .exe, and then right-clicking that shortcut, going to Properties, and defining the keyboard shortcut there. The problem is that I've forgotten where I put that shortcut file, and I've failed to find it through search, which means I can't right-click on it again to change the keyboard shortcut. Is there another way to change the keystroke combination? If not, is there some way I can trace the shortcut file being activated by the keystroke combination, so I can right-click it and change the combo?

    The specific nature of the problem, if it matters, is that some time ago I set the keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+S to open "Search Everything." This works great, but as of this year, I'm having to do a considerable amount of work in German, which requires frequent use of the character Eszett (ß) -- and, you guessed it, on the US English-INTL keyboard, ß is mapped to Alt+Ctrl+S.
    On my ThinkPad, Alt codes simply don't work (I guess because there's no numpad), so I'm at a loss. The most efficient possible way for me to enter ß is currently to open Character Map, navigate to ß, then Ctrl+C-Alt+Tab-Ctrl+V, which is a serious pain in the neck for a letter that occurs in almost every sentence.
    I considered creating a custom keyboard layout solely to map ß to a different key combination, but after dabbling with the Windows Keyboard Layout Creator (not supported by Windows 10) and having my system kind of spaz out because of it, I dropped that idea.

    Any help with this would be seriously, tremendously appreciated!

    :)
     
    roastedpotato, Jun 27, 2018
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  2. terrace Win User

    Screensaver shortcut


    I did this"
    Search Results

    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    • Go to the folder C:\Windows\System32 and sort by file type.
    • Look for the screensaver file type (.scr).
    • Find the file scrnsave.scr(you can choose any of the screensavers).
    • Right click and select send to>desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut on my attachment, but when i click on it my screen goes off and on and nothing else.Finding the target file of a keyboard shortcut :)
     
    terrace, Jun 27, 2018
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  3. Vinodh_Kumar V Win User
    How to create a shortcut for a keyboard shortcut.

    Hi Marcos,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are willing to create Keyboard shortcut on Windows 10. I will certainly help you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps in the below Microsoft article to create
    a keyboard shortcut for an app.

    Create keyboard shortcuts to open desktop apps

    Note: The troubleshooting steps in the above link are meant for windows 8, however, you can use the same for windows 10 as well.

    Refer below article for more information on Keyboard shortcuts.

    Keyboard shortcuts

    Please post back with above information and we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Vinodh_Kumar V, Jun 27, 2018
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  4. essenbe Win User

    Finding the target file of a keyboard shortcut

    essenbe, Jun 27, 2018
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