Start Menu item - Right-Click>Properties>Shortcut key

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    Start Menu item - Right-Click>Properties>Shortcut key

    In Window 7 and earlier versions, one could right-click an item in the start menu, select properties and access the shortcut tab. Therein lay the Short key field, which I used a lot for creating custom key combinations, eg CTL+ALT+N for Notepad++ or CTL+ALT+P for Paint.NET.

    In Windows 10, the start menu seems to treat all items as Apps and right-click brings up a minimal menu, which doesn't include properties.

    Ideas/suggestions please for creating customer key-combo shortcuts to programs or getting back the functionality of Windows 7 start menu Right-Click>Properties>Shortcut key.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1909 Build 18363.836 and W10 Insider Ver 2004 Build 19640

    I think the only way to do this is the long way:

    Go to the location for the program shortcuts: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Right click on the individual shortcuts and click on properties. You can then define a shortcut key combination for the program.
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    philc43 said:
    ... C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Right click ...
    Thanks @philc43, I think you're right, but would still love to here of a more elegant solution. :)
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