Windows: A very speedy way to launch a favourite folder or program is to create a keyboard shortcut for it. The video above shows you where this built-in shortcut key setting is in Windows.Essentially, all you need to do is:
- Right-click on a folder or application from Windows Explorer or the Start menu to send it to the desktop as a shortcut
- Then go to the desktop shortcut’s properties (right-click > properties) and click in the “Shortcut key” field
- Press the key combination you want (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+P)
- Hit Enter or click OK
This has been around apparently forever and we’ve mentioned an alternative method of getting to this same thing back in March (Adam Pash organises his keyboard shortcuts in a folder called shortcuts), but either way, it’s still a great shortcut… that you create yourself for frequently used applications and folders.