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    Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    In Windows 2000, how can you make it such that typing a given shortcut (e.g. ctl-alt-1) will run a certain program? Or if that is not possible, to send a message to a program already open in the background?
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    Too lazy to go to the Windows forum, huh Solar ?

    Just curious, but what happened to your posts?
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    May be Message Sender helps

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod
    Too lazy to go to the Windows forum, huh Solar ?

    Just curious, but what happened to your posts?
    I try not to leave GD too often . If I posted in another forum I'd probably forget about it...

    As for my posts, there is a post-count-update sorta script thing that is supposed to be run every so often, but it wasn't run for a long time. Several hundred of the posts that "counted" no longer count, and were removed from the total when the script ran.

    Thanks Ejaz, I'll take a look .
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    Quote Originally Posted by SolarFlare
    In Windows 2000, how can you make it such that typing a given shortcut (e.g. ctl-alt-1) will run a certain program?
    Create a shortcut, open the shortcut properties, click in the shortcut key entry, key in your shortcut, close the properties. Or am I missing something here?
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick
    Create a shortcut, open the shortcut properties, click in the shortcut key entry, key in your shortcut, close the properties. Or am I missing something here?
    Ah yes, that's exactly what I needed. The strange thing is that that doesn't work! Oh man, what a mess .

    [edit]On second thought, it works now, with a little help from these folks.[/edit]
    Last edited by SolarFlare; March 1st, 2005 at 06:37 PM.
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    It's too late, but maybe if you had have done a search you could have got an answer.

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb
    It's too late, but maybe if you had have done a search you could have got an answer.

    these moderator folks, think they own the place!
    I'll have you know that I do, thank you very much! (That is, own the place, not think I own it)

    Anyway, I looked for answers and it did not occur to me to call it a hotkey for a long time . I must have blanked out .
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to activate a program

    yeah - and the vb6 forum isn't really the first place you would look for something like this

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