Windows 10: Shortcut keys not working for a desktop shortcut Solved

  1.    29 Dec 2016 #1

    Shortcut keys not working for a desktop shortcut


    I have a shortcut on the desktop. If you double click on it, it runs the target program just fine.
    Under 'properties' I have tried assigning various shortcut keys like Ctrl+Alt+N and none of them work.
    I have also deleted and recreated the desktop shortcut with no luck.
    This was working a couple of months ago.
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  2. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Professional
       29 Dec 2016 #2

    Does the shortcut key actually show up in the shortcut itself or does the shortcut key not get saved? Try setting the shortcut key, and clicking okay/apply and opening the properties again to see if the key is saving.

    It should look like this:
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  3.    29 Dec 2016 #3

    The shortcut key does get saved. This is how it looks after I entered the key then pressed OK.
    Then reopened the properties dialog.
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    Still the shortcut key does not work
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  4.    01 Jan 2017 #4

    I'm also having the same issue just starting about 3 days ago. Shortcut keys not working to run programs, checked to make sure they were saving.
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  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5

    So for some unknown reason the problem has fixed itself.
    I have no idea why.
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  6. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Jan 2017 #6

    It's possible that Microsoft released an update to Windows fixing the bug, or maybe your machine just needed a restart and a kick in the teeth! Either way, glad it is working now.
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  7.    07 Jan 2017 #7

    Shortcuts are still not working for me except for when I already have the desired program running (my shortcut for Chrome doesn't work when Chrome is not already running, for example).
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  8.    08 Jan 2017 #8

    I did find my problem. The shortcut keys do not work when I run an old program.
    When I go to run that program I get a pop message saying
    "Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?"
    I say yes and the program runs fine but the shortcut keys stop working.
    I don't know a way around the issue, except to shut down that program.
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