Windows Vista has it’s own set of keyboard shortcuts, but did you know that you can also auto assign shortcuts to launch any application?
For example, instead of looking for the icon ‘image’ shortcut,you can just launch the Calculator
by pressing CTRL + F12.
To assign a keyboard combination, find a shortcut to the application you wish to launch, right click it and select Properties:
Then click the “Shortcut Key” box and press the desired key combination that you want use to open the application. Once you have assigned your combo, click OK.
You can choose a key combination from the following options:
• F1-F12 or Numpad Key
• SHIFT + (F1-F12 or Numpad Key)
• CTRL + (F1-F12 or Numpad Key)
• (CTRL + ALT or CTRL + SHIFT or ALT + SHIFT) + Almost any key
Now, pressing that key combination should load your selected application. This can be a real time saver for your most used applications.