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Web page Shortcut Keys

Web Page Shortcut Keys

Wouldn’t it be cool to have hot-keys for your favorite web pages on your desktop? For instance, if you type Ctrl+Shift+G it would bring up Google while Ctrl+Shift+W would bring up Worldstart. Well, by combining a few simple techniques in Windows XP you can.

First, go to the web page that you want a shortcut for and put it on your desktop by right-clicking a blank area of the page and selecting “Create Shortcut”.


Now that you have the shortcut for the web page on your desktop, right-click the link and select “Properties” (or Alt+double click).

Under the “Web Document” tab look for “Shortcut key”. Put your cursor in the box then type a letter. It will automatically add “Ctrl+Alt+” in front of it. You can also create any combination using Ctrl, Alt, Shift plus a keyboard character by typing them at the same time.


After you’re done you can bring up the page with your new key combination any time you need to. Use it for search engines or even your online email. Keep in mind that it will open up in your default web browser.

~ David Samuel Thomas