Operating system Windows What is the Keyboard Shortcuts and how to use the Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 7?

What is the Keyboard Shortcuts and how to use the Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 7?

If you want to learn about Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts, see description knowledge of the Keyboard shortcuts in this article.

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your computer, saving you time and effort as you work with Windows and other programs.

Most programs also provide accelerator keys that can make it easier to work with menus and other commands. Check the menus of programs for accelerator keys. If a letter is underlined in a menu, that usually means that pressing the Alt key in combination with the underlined key will have the same effect as clicking that menu item.

Pressing the Alt key in some programs, such as Paint and WordPad, shows commands that are labeled with additional keys that you can press to use them.

You can also create new keyboard shortcuts to open programs. For more information, see Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs in the following.

How to create keyboard shortcuts to open programs in Windows 7?


You can create keyboard shortcuts to open programs. Before you get started, you need to create a shortcut for the program to which you want to assign a keyboard shortcut. To do this, open the folder that contains the program's executable file, right-click it, and then click Create Shortcut. For more information about creating shortcuts to programs, see Create or delete a shortcut.

  1. Locate the shortcut to the program that you want to create a keyboard shortcut for.

  2. Right-click the shortcut, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Shortcut Properties dialog box, click the Shortcut tab.

  4. Click in the Shortcut key box, press the key on your keyboard that you want to use in combination with Ctrl+Alt (keyboard shortcuts automatically start with Ctrl+Alt), and then click OKIf you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    If you're using a program that also has a keyboard shortcut using the same key combination as the shortcut you just created, then your shortcut might not work.

nBut when use the Keyboard Shortcuts, please note that:
  • The word None appears in the Shortcut key box until you press a key; then it's replaced with Ctrl+Alt+the key that you pressed.

  • You can't use the Esc, Enter, Tab, Spacebar, PrtScn, Shift, or Backspace keys to create a keyboard shortcut.

Operating system - Windows