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Offline shlibar

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Shortcuts to stuff
« on: Nov 28, 2003, 11:59 PM »
I was wondering if there is a program out there or somewhere in Win98 or Win XP Pro to make shortcuts for certain things to happen?

e.g. I press Control + C and it closes a certain program running

You get me?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

-Shlibar

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Re:Shortcuts to stuff
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2003, 03:51 AM »
A programmable keyboard is the best option.  There are also programmable mice as well these days.

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Re:Shortcuts to stuff
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2003, 01:11 AM »
You can assign hotkeys to shortcuts to make programs launch.  Similarly you can end tasks using a shortcut (and assign a hotkey for that too)

Windows 2000 and XP Professional come with a utility for killing off tasks (taskkill), for XP Home you need to download a separate utility.  These can also be used in a shortcut, which can subsequently be assigned a hotkey.

To assign hotkeys for shortcuts (either in your Start menu or elsewhere):
1) Right-click on the shortcut
2) Select Properties
3) On the Shortcut tab, enter whichever hotkey you want to use to launch that shortcut.
« Last Edit: Dec 01, 2003, 04:53 AM by Chandler »