Assign Keyboard Shortcuts to Quickly Launch Programs

You can assign “hot keys” to quickly launch any shortcut in Windows. To do this, simply do the following:

1. Create a shortcut to a program you want to launch
2. Right-Click the shortcut and select Properties
3. In the box for “Shortcut key” enter a key you want as the hot key.
4. Apply the settings

You can using Ctrl + Alt + [key] or F buttons as a combination.

I always assign a shortcut to the Windows Calculator to be “C” so Ctrl + Alt + C launches the program without having to go through the Start Menu.