Windows 10: Cannot use shortcut keys from desktop

  1.    20 Feb 2017 #1

    Cannot use shortcut keys from desktop


    I recently started using windows 10. In previous versions of windows I am a huge fan of setting shortcut keys for my desktop shortcuts (e.g. right click -> properties -> Shortcut key) For example, I'm used to opening google chrome with CTRL+ALT+C. Since I installed windows 10, however, it seems like these shortcuts only work when another window is in focus. If I have no windows open, or the desktop is in focus, pressing CTRL+ALT+C does nothing. When any window is in focus, however, it works as expected. Is this expected functionality in Windows 10? If so, is there any way to change this back to what I am used to?

    Thank you for any help,
    Cole Fudge
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  2.    21 Feb 2017 #2

    cfudge said: View Post
    is there any way to change this back to what I am used to?

    I'm also a BIG fan of shortcuts.

    How do you assign the shortcuts? Through shortcut icons on your desktop?
    If so, try through Windows Start menu, right click on a selected app / More / Open file location and repeat the operation (of course earlier removing the first shortcut you assigned on, say, shortcut icon on your desktop) and see ir it helps.
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