If you make a shortcut, then click on Properties, you get a window with several tabs. The Shortcut tab lets you set a "Shortcut key" hotkey to activate the program.
These hotkeys don't
work for me.
I checked with Nir Sofer's ShortcutsMan
shortcuts manager, which reported the hotkey set, but pressing the hotkey didn't activate the program. Nothing happened, though sometimes the foreground application would lose focus.
Do other people have problems with this, and is there a cure? I'm running Vista Home Premium with UAC On, and routinely a User Account rather than an Admin one.
This problem has got worse recently. Because I couldn't get hotkeys to work natively I use Hoekey
to supply them instead. This works. However, I also run Online Armor Firewall
. Until recently I ran with HIPS Off, and things were as acceptable as they ever are with Windows. I just turned HIPS On, and now it takes ages for the hotkey to operate. This is particularly important because I mostly use Horst Schaeffer's PopSel
to launch programs and use a Hoekey hotkey to pop up the menu, so loading programs is currently maddeningly slow.
I just posted a query about HIPS slowing things down in the Online Armor forum, but can anyone shed any light on the non-performance of the native WIndows hotkey feature?