Windows 10: how do I set up shortcuts so that a key combination runs a file?

Discus and support how do I set up shortcuts so that a key combination runs a file? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In Win 7 you could create a shortcut to a file with the context menu, then assign a key combination to it. Hitting the key combination would run the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by needsleep, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:52 PM.

  1. needsleep Win User

    how do I set up shortcuts so that a key combination runs a file?


    In Win 7 you could create a shortcut to a file with the context menu, then assign a key combination to it. Hitting the key combination would run the file.

    Can you set up the same type of shortcuts in Win 10?
    After creating the same type of shortcut, and setting the key combination, I was not able to run the file.

    Thanks,
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    Win 10 Pro
    Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.508)

    :)
     
  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Microsoft Wireless Combination Keyboard & Shortcut Keys

    Hi,

    A keyboard shortcut key or combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a computer program. To better assist you, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Did you get any error messages when you try those keyboard shortcuts?
    • Does this happen only to Microsoft keyboard?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
  3. Mark Isi Win User
    Key combinations not working

    Thanks for following up. In here, you can find the list of all the keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10. Check it out and
    see which key combinations are still working on Windows 10, and which are not.

    We also tested on our end and only the Alt + F and Alt + P are working fine, and this is on a PC that is on the Fall Creators Update. May we suggest that you update your operating system to 1709 and see if the key combinations will work.

    We'll keep an eye out to your response.
     
  4. grecinos Win User

    how do I set up shortcuts so that a key combination runs a file?

    Windows 10 shortcut key not working - Please help

    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to create a shortcut key for a program/script that turns off my monitor. I've confirmed that the small program is working by double clicking on it. The problem I'm having is that when I go to create a shortcut key for it. First I create a shortcut to the program, then I set a shortcut key, say "ctrl-shift-s". After applying the changes, clicking Ok, I try to use the shortcut by pressing the ctrl-shift-s key combination. When I do this, nothing happens. I've confirmed that shortcut keys works with other apps like the Command Prompt. Does anyone have any insight to this?

    Cheers,

    grecinos
     
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