1.    09 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Shortcut key doesn't work from desktop


    I've made a Batch script that allows me to quickly type in what program I want to launch, and have it assigned to Ctrl+Shift+C. It is placed in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. The shortcut key works when applications are opened and everything, except for when I'm on the desktop, which is the only time I'd want to use it.

    I've even tried making another shortcut on the desktop and trying to use it. No luck. Only works when any other application is open.

    Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.
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  2.    09 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Have you considered Launchy?
    Launchy: The Open Source Keystroke Launcher

    Or the search field in Classic Shell start menu can be set to only search the start menu?

    Turning to your shortcut- I would experiment with e.g. defining a shortcut to Notepad, say, and assigning a hotkey to that.
    One convenient place to put that shortcut is in the start menu All programs section.
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  3.    09 Apr 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Have you considered Launchy?
    Launchy: The Open Source Keystroke Launcher
    Or the search field in Classic Shell start menu can be set to only search the start menu?
    Turning to your shortcut- I would experiment with e.g. defining a shortcut to Notepad, say, and assigning a hotkey to that.
    One convenient place to put that shortcut is in the start menu All programs section.
    It's cool, but not what I want. Thanks, though.

    I'm confused on what you're saying about defining a shortcut... I already did that, and it's in the right folder.
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  4.    09 Apr 2017 #4
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    What I mean is, separate the problem. Rather than launch your script, launch Notepad. If that starts (as mine does for example) the problem isn't the shortcut and hot key.
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