We received a great deal of positive feedback regarding the “Keyboard Shortcuts” QuickTip we’ve sent out recently. However, did you know that you aren’t limited to just the shortcuts that come pre-configured in Windows? Read on and learn how to create your own custom keyboard shortcuts for any program you choose! In this example, we’ll create a key combination for iTunes.
- Right-click on the iTunes program icon to reveal the context menu.
Select “Properties” (NOT “Create shortcut”), and you’ll see a box that looks like this:
Click on the text box to the right of “Shortcut key:” and press the key combination you wish to assign to iTunes. In this instance, we’ve chosen “Shift + Alt + I.”
(If you wish, you can use the dropdown menu next to “Run:” to tell Windows to run the program in a Normal window, Maximized, or Minimized.)
- Click “OK” and test your new keyboard shortcut.
That's it! Next time you want to open iTunes, all you have to do is press “Shift + Alt + I.”