How to Assign Shortcut Keys on a PC

Tired of opening folder after embedded folder after embedded folder just to get to a file? Save time by assigning shortcut keys.

You will need

  • PC
  • Desire to save time
  • List

Step 1 Locate the file Locate the file, application, or folder that you would like to gain faster access to.

Step 2 Right-click on it Right-click on the file, and then highlight and click Create Shortcut in the menu box that appears.

Step 3 Right-click on the shortcut Right-click on the newly created shortcut, and then highlight and click Properties at the bottom of the menu box that appears.

Step 4 Choose the Shortcut tab Choose the Shortcut tab if the dialogue box does not automatically open to it.

Step 5 Find the Shortcut Key box Place your cursor in the box for Shortcut Key. It should read None when it first opens.

Step 6 Choose a shortcut Type the key that you wish to assign as your shortcut key. For example, if you type “x,” your shortcut to open the file will be Ctrl-Alt-X.

Step 7 Keep a list Keep a list of the shortcuts handy so that you don’t waste the time you’ve now saved on trying to remember them.