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How to add a keyboard shortcut

  1. #1


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit

    How to add a keyboard shortcut


    I would like to add a keyboard shortcut for Command Prompt (CMD), for example if I to have it as [Win+C] or something similar.
    Is this possible?
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    You can navigate to "%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows System", right click the Command Prompt shortcut then assign a keyboard shortcut.

    Shortcuts - Assign a Keyboard Shortcut to in Windows 8


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  3. #3


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Haikgh View Post
    I would like to add a keyboard shortcut for Command Prompt (CMD), for example if I to have it as [Win+C] or something similar. Is this possible? Thanks

    Hello Haikgh. Welcome to EightForums.
    Or when looking at the start screen, press c and select what you want

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    If you need it as administrator or "elevated" use Win+X.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit


    Guys thank you very much for responses. I forgot to mention that I need that keyboard shortcrust to be for an elevated CMD!
    How do I do that ?
    Thanks )
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  5. #5


    You can click on advanced (from my post), check the "Run as administrator" option, click OK then Apply.
    Check the keyboard shortcut again, it should launch the elevated CMD instead.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit


    Thank you MrShowdown ! The problem is solved!
    Have a great day
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  7. #7


    I know MrShowdown answered your ?
    Just in case you ever forget your keyboard shortcut or it fails you can hover mouse in lower left corner for start screen popout,
    do a right click and choose Command Prompt (Admin)

    always good to more ways than 1
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post

    always good to more ways than 1
    Another way~~~

    Windows Key + X
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  9. #9


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit


    Thanks medab1 !
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Haikgh View Post
    Thanks medab1 !
    You are welcome.
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