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Any Way to Set Up Short Cut Keys In Windows XP?

by Retired G / April 22, 2004 9:27 PM PDT

I would like to set up some shotrcut keys to use for logging in to frequently used programs and web sites. This way I could use a keystroke such as "Ctrl L" to type my logon name, hit Tab and enter my passowrd. Some word processing programs have this feature. Does anyone know if Windows XP does?

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Re:Any Way to Set Up Short Cut Keys In Windows XP?
by Themisive / April 22, 2004 9:47 PM PDT

Yes there is a way for the programmes themselves, but not for your logon name as far as I know.

Go into Windows Explorer (right click on [Run] and then click on [explore]), this will take you to your start menu, if you right click on the relevant folder, it will come up with a series of options, one of which is [properties](the bottom one), click on this and a block comes up relating to the programme, the box by the side of [shortcut key] should be blank, you can enter any desired shortcut in here, either [ctrl] + [A] or so on, then click on [apply] at the bottom, now you can return to the main menu.

I''ve done the same with some of my programmes and they work ok.

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Re: Any Way to Set Up Short Cut Keys In Windows XP?
by ChuckT / April 23, 2004 9:06 AM PDT

Sure! there are lots of keyboard macro programs available to do exactly what your want. And you don't have to spend any money for a lot of good ones, either. They're free.

The better ones you program for one macro to be certain keystrokes in one program, and the exact macro to enter other keystrokes in some other program.

That way, you can use (for example) ctrl-shift-n to enter your unique name1 when using program1, and the same macro, ctrl-shift-n, to enter your unique name2 when using program2.

Chuck out:
HotkeycontrolXP at http://www.digital-miner.com/
or
PowerPro at http://www.windowspowerpro.com/

and there are many more, it was just these two I found very quickly, with 6 out of 6 duckies (their highest rating) on Nonags at http://www.nonags.com

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