Here’s how to be more productive, create your own keyboard shortcut keys on Windows 10

Create Custom Windows Hotkeys

Shortcut keys can make a huge difference in your productivity. There are numerous built-in shortcut keys in Windows 10. Keys for Word, Excel, and other useful system hotkeys are very handy. However, there are numerous pre-existing shortcut keys already but what if you want to create a shortcut of your choice? Is it possible to do so? Yes, you can create your own keyboard shortcut keys and easy to do.

How to create custom keyboard keys (Windows Hotkeys) on Windows 10?

All you have to do is follow the instructions given below and create your custom keyboard shortcut keys.

  • Download and install WinHotKey software. It’s easy to use free software.
  • Open the application and tap on ‘New Hotkey’ on the top-left corner as shown.

windows 10 custom shortcut keys

  • Under the ‘New Hotkey’ box, select the key combinations of your choice. First, you have to select from ‘Alt-Shift-Ctrl-Window’, then ‘Along with the num key’ and finally the action you want to perform.

windows hotkeys

NOTE: It is recommended to use ‘Windows key’. If you exclude the Windows key it will create conflict with other Windows Hotkeys.

  • You can browse and select the files and folder you want to open. You can select multiple keys from Alt-Shift-Ctrl-Window.

winhotkey keyboard shortcut keys

  •  Click on ok and that’s it. You’re done.

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It’s very easy to create and use a custom Windows Hotkey. If you have any issue/ confusion on creating a custom shortcut key, please let us know in the comments down. We will try our best to help you.


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