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Adding a Shortcut Key to a lnk file or creating system hotkey for App

Adding a Shortcut Key to a lnk file or creating system hotkey for App

Adding a Shortcut Key to a lnk file or creating system hotkey for App

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Hello,

I have been trying for a couple of weeks now to find information on how to add a keyboard combination to a .lnk file's Shortcut Key field, but have thus far been unsuccessful. I would appreciate instruction on how to do this, Or if this is not possible, how can I map a Key Stroke combination to windows, so that it will launch an app when the

RE: Adding a Shortcut Key to a lnk file or creating system hotkey for App

Remy, simple
Create a shortcut on the windows desktop for example or locate one you wish to create a shortcut key for.
Select the properties for this file (right click the icon and select properties)
On the Shortcut tab you will see a Shortcut Key text box. Just enter the required keystokes and click OK / APPLY
Job done.

Nate

RE: Adding a Shortcut Key to a lnk file or creating system hotkey for App

(OP)
Thanks Nate,

But I already know how to do that, I meant by doing it either with Code, so it can be done on the Apps install / first run, or via setting the app as some kind of system resident service and capturing keystrokes to find the hotkey.

I tried simply adding a shortcut to the install with VB5, but it keeps trying to follow the shortcut and add the executable that the shortcut points to.

Any help here would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Remy

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