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Keyboard Shortcut

  1. #1


    Posts : 54
    windows 8 pro

    Keyboard Shortcut


    Hi, I hope someone can help me, i'm running windows 8.1 32 bit. My question is,is it possible to allocate a couple of keys to set up a keyboard shortcut. eg on my iPhone and iPad i have set "zz" to automatically fill in my email address.

    Is there a similar way of doing this on my laptop.

    All ideas comments most welcome.

    Regards Dominic

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  2. #2


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


    All ideas comments most welcome.
    Do you have---

    a hot key utility---

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    or from properties---

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  3. #3


    You don't need a hot key utility. Just create a shortcut for your program and assign a hot-key combination to it.

    To do that on your desktop, just right-click in a blank spot and select New > Shortcut and fill in the blanks as prompted. Then edit the shortcut's properties to assign a "Shortcut key" to open it, hit apply and you are done.
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