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hi. can someone tell me if there is some way to open or start execution of a program by typing in some sort combination of keys on the keyboard?

For example if I have a program called program.exe and it is stored on the hard-drive is it possible to start the execution of that program by pressing a sequence of keys on the keyboard instead of going onto the hard-drive with windows explorer for instance and double-clicking with the mouse?

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in the command prompt window type the name of the program you want to run and press <Enter> key. You may have to change directories to where the program is located if it is not in the PATH list.

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in the command prompt window type the name of the program you want to run and press <Enter> key. You may have to change directories to where the program is located if it is not in the PATH list.

sorry but no that is not what i am looking for. i know that i can do that.

what i am looking for is something else. can i not store the program name along with its path in a macro or sequence or something and then activate it by pressing some buttons on the keyboard?

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For example if I have a program called program.exe and it is stored on the hard-drive is it possible to start the execution of that program by pressing a sequence of keys on the keyboard instead of going onto the hard-drive with windows explorer for instance and double-clicking with the mouse?

If you want to use the exe itself, no. If you're ok with making a shortcut to the exe then you can set a shortcut key that lets you type ctrl+alt+<your key> to open the program.

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If you want to use the exe itself, no. If you're ok with making a shortcut to the exe then you can set a shortcut key that lets you type ctrl+alt+<your key> to open the program.

yes that would be great. but how do I do that? are you talking about something like a desktop shortcut? and how do I create the key?

I did look at Ancient Dragon's link but it does not tell me how to create such a shortcut for my own programs.

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Make a shortcut to your exe and from the properties of the shortcut you can set a shortcut key. Pick any key you want, like y, and the shortcut to run the link will be ctrl+alt+y.

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