It seems quite obvious that you are wasting a lot of your energy and time and putting a strain on your shoulders whenever you open the WINDOWS application rolling through the mouse pointer. Of course, you have to lift your finger up and also tapping on a tile. Well, I believe the least physical taxing method to launch any application is through a keyboard because you just need to move your fingers without lifting the entire hand or shoulder.
Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you create custom shortcuts of any program you desire like we shared a guide to create control panel shortcut on desktop previously. It can be a desktop application, a universal app or Window 8’s metro apps. Undoubtedly, you can also create a keyboard shortcut, and here is a quick method of doing so. Follow the step-by-step guide with relevant images.
Creating a Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10
- Let us begin with opening the “Command Prompt Window” from the start button. Simply click on the Windows icon on the lower left corner of the screen, and type in “CMD”. Right-click on it and then “Run as administrator”
- Once opened, type “explorer shell:AppsFolder”. Don’t add the quotes, they are just meant to highlight the main command. Hit enter, and you will see a window with a list of all your apps.
- Now, you have to right-click on any application, and select the “New Shortcut” options from the contextual menu.
- It will say that “Windows can’t create a shortcut here”. Simply click on yes, and it will automatically create the shortcut on your Desktop.
- Now, on your desktop, again right-click on the newly created shortcut, and choose properties.
- Now, on the Shortcut key area, click in the box with your mouse button and choose any specific command or function to use it as a Keyboard Shortcut.
- All Done
I do hope the guide was useful and helped you a lot. Let me know if you are facing any other issues so that I may resolve them. Would love your feedback in comments.