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Anonymous
April 5, 2005 3:06:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

i just decovered, that you can open an explorer window with the hotkey 'ALT
+ E'. Is it possible to determine the hotkey 'ALT + I' to the internet
explorer?
I don't mean the 'hotkey' function which is able to use when i create an
link!

Thanks!

Chris
Anonymous
April 5, 2005 3:11:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

It's Windows key + E.

Assign a Shortcut key

1. Locate the program file (.exe) or the program's shortcut icon.
Right-click the program file or shortcut, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Shortcut tab.

3. With the cursor in the Shortcut key box, select the keyboard key you
want to use in combination with CTRL+ALT. Shortcut keys automatically
start
with CTRL+ALT. The Shortcut key box will display None until you select
the
key and then the box will display Ctrl+Alt+the key you selected. You
cannot
use the ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT SCREEN, SHIFT, or BACKSPACE
keys.

Note
Once you assign a shortcut key combination for a specific program, you
will
not be able to use that key combination with other programs.

If you forget the key combination for your shortcut, you can follow
steps 1
& 2 and review your shortcut keys.

Shortcut tab
Lists the shortcut name, target information, and shortcut key. Allows
you to
choose the way the item is displayed when you open the shortcut: in a
standard window, a full screen (maximized), or as a button on the
taskbar
(minimized). Also allows you to view the shortcut's target, change the
icon
for the shortcut, and open a shortcut as a different user.


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:42525588$0$43991$14726298@news.sunsite.dk,
Christian Kirsch <lol@lol.de> hunted and pecked:
> Hi,
>
> i just decovered, that you can open an explorer window with the
> hotkey 'ALT + E'. Is it possible to determine the hotkey 'ALT + I' to
> the internet explorer?
> I don't mean the 'hotkey' function which is able to use when i create
> an link!
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris
Anonymous
April 6, 2005 2:28:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

> 1. Locate the program file (.exe) or the program's shortcut icon.
> Right-click the program file or shortcut, and then click Properties.
>
> 2. Click the Shortcut tab.

The program file (.exe) doesn't have a shortcut tab!

>
> 3. With the cursor in the Shortcut key box, select the keyboard key you
> want to use in combination with CTRL+ALT. Shortcut keys automatically
> start
> with CTRL+ALT.

This method is knows, but i don't want to do it like this, because its not
possible to use this shortcut anywhere in windows. When another program is
running for example, the function of *this* shortcut is not guaranted.
(That's the experience i did)

I'm looking for an possibility to use the shortcut 'windows'+'i', similar to
the 'windows'+'e' for the explorer

Sorry, i just saw, that i wrote 'ALT'+... in the article before. I ment the
windows-key instead!

Chris
Anonymous
April 6, 2005 2:28:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Chris,

No shortcut? Create one.

Navigate to %programfiles%\Internet Explorer
Right click iexplore.exe
Send To
Desktop (create shortcut)

[[If the shortcut is not on the desktop or in the Start menu hierarchy,
you cannot use its shortcut key to start the assigned program, but you
can use its shortcut key to switch to the assigned program if it is
already running.

NOTE: Shortcut keys may not work for some programs. For example,
shortcut keys do not work for items on the Quick Launch bar.]]
Shortcut key for shortcut does not work
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;134552

To use the Windows key for a custom hotkey combination you are going to
need a third party program. Something like WinKey 2.8.

[[Open your favorite applications, folders, and Web pages instantly with
Windows key shortcuts that you create. This shell extension allows you
to create keyboard shortcuts using the Windows key. You can use up to
200 different key combinations in addition to the ten built-in links.]]
WinKey 2.8
http://www.download.com/3000-2344-913626.html?tag=lst-0...

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:42539e3c$0$43982$14726298@news.sunsite.dk,
Christian Kirsch <lol@lol.de> hunted and pecked:
>> 1. Locate the program file (.exe) or the program's shortcut icon.
>> Right-click the program file or shortcut, and then click Properties.
>>
>> 2. Click the Shortcut tab.
>
> The program file (.exe) doesn't have a shortcut tab!
>
>>
>> 3. With the cursor in the Shortcut key box, select the keyboard key
>> you want to use in combination with CTRL+ALT. Shortcut keys
>> automatically start
>> with CTRL+ALT.
>
> This method is knows, but i don't want to do it like this, because
> its not possible to use this shortcut anywhere in windows. When
> another program is running for example, the function of *this*
> shortcut is not guaranted. (That's the experience i did)
>
> I'm looking for an possibility to use the shortcut 'windows'+'i',
> similar to the 'windows'+'e' for the explorer
>
> Sorry, i just saw, that i wrote 'ALT'+... in the article before. I
> ment the windows-key instead!
>
> Chris
!