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    Desktop/Shortcut keys

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    Re: Desktop/Shortcut keys

    To assign shortcut keys to shortcuts on the Start menu you must go through Explorer.

    1) Select the file in Windows Explorer

    2) Press ALT+ENTER.

    Displays the Properties sheet with the focus on the Shortcut Key edit box.

    3) Press any key combination.

    Enter your shortcut and it will appear in the edit box. CTRL+ALT will automatically be added to your key combination, for example, if you enter the letter "n" the shortcut key combination CRTL+ALT+N will be entered in the edit box. If you enter a key combination that contains CTRL or ALT (for example, CTRL+SHIFT+E) you will see CTRL+ALT briefly displayed and then your selection displayed. This is to ensure that shortcut keys include CTRL or ALT.

    Shortcut keys must include CTRL or ALT, or both, and one other key. For example, CTRL+SHIFT+Y.

    You cannot use ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT SCREEN, or BACKSPACE. Be careful, because no other program will be able to use this key combination while it is defined as a shortcut key.

    Press BACKSPACE to delete an existing shortcut key or to change your entry in the text box.

    4) Press ENTER.

    Chooses the OK button. Press ESC to cancel

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    Re: Desktop/Shortcut keys

    Hi Chris:

    I'm not sure, but I don't think that Win98 has an SR-2. It does have updates, including to Win98 Second Edition. You can determine the version you're running by going here. The Win98 system update description is shown <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q239/9/37.ASP>here</A>.

    As far as shortcut keys, Windows recognizes shortcut keys to shortcuts that are on the Desktop, in folders on the desktop, & anywhere in the Start Menu.

    If, by menu bar, you're talking about the Quick Launch toolbar, the answer is that shorcut keys can't be assigned to shortcut icons there. Well, more accurately, you can assign them, but they aren't recognized.

    However, all you have to do is put a shortcut somewhere on your start menu--you can even bury it within another start menu folder. If you really want to be organized (which apparently I don't because my desktop gets messy as soon as I clean it <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>), create a subfolder in the start menu called "shortcuts" & put all the icons that you want shortcuts for there. That way, if you find you need to add, change, or delete them, they're all in one spot.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Desktop/Shortcut keys

    created a subfolder in the start menu... put the shortcut there... it worked!
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    Chris

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