Global Shortcut for Notepad?
Anyone know if you can create a global Windows shortcut in WinXP to open a Notepad window? Something like WIN + N (WIN = Windows Logo thingy). Right now, the best I can get is WIN + R for the run prompt and type "notepad". A quicker shortcut would be nice for times when I want to read a system file or some other text file that does not have a program associated to it, and you don't want to associate it to one. What I usually do is open a Notepad window and then drag the file from explorer into the window.
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Awesome, that is perfect. Thanks.
If Notepad's on your Start menu, then
Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> (Right Click) Notepad -- > Properties --> Shortcut Key (Modifiers limited to Ctrl + Alt)
For context menus, it is also possible by having a shortcut to Notepad (or any Application) in your "Send To" menu. Right click the file and send to Notepad or Acrobat Reader or Hexedit or whatever.
"Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> (Right Click) Notepad -- > Properties --> Shortcut Key (Modifiers limited to Ctrl + Alt)"
Actually, it forces you to use *both* Ctrl and Alt. I guess they saw that as an under-used combination?
I've added a shortcut to Quick Launch and Send To and that's always been enough for me.
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Yet another way to solve this problem is to copy notepad.exe as n.exe so you can run it by pressing Win-R, n, Enter. I like this method because I can also use it to open a file from the commandline by typing "n [filename]" once I have navigated to the appropriate directory.
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