How to Assign Shortcut Keys or HotKeys for Windows 10 Start Menu Shortcuts?

Here is a quick tip for users who’ve just upgraded to Windows 10 and wondering how to assign shortcut keys for Start menu shortcuts in All apps, as well as for Pinned items.

Click Start, click All apps. Locate and right-click the shortcut for which you want to assign a shortcut key.

Click More > Open file location.

This opens the Start Menu\Programs folder where the shortcut is stored.

Right-click on the shortcut, click Properties, assign a Shortcut key as desired, and click OK.

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

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