msconfig keyboard shortcut

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by joAnn, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. joAnn

    joAnn Guest

    A couple of weeks ago I read on one of the expert tip sites a couple of
    keyboard shortcuts. I didn't commit them to memory then but would now like
    to get them back. It was a shortcut to msconfig. Not the Win logo + r one,
    that opens "run, type in msconfig" but skips that step and opens msconfig
    directly. It also had a shortcut to write a name in OE address and after
    pressing 2 keys Xp would wrap the http:\ and .com around the name. Does
    anyone know where I might have seen this? It also had some other helpful
    tips so I would like to find the site again. Thanks for your help.
    joAnn, Oct 1, 2003
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  2. joAnn

    JRV Guest

    I don't know exaclty which shortcut you are referring to,
    but there is a way to create a shortcut to MSCONFIG so that
    you can click on it and it will open it. to do that go here:

    For the shortcut you want you will have to be more specific.

    JRV, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. joAnn

    Norm Guest

    Can't help with the first question but on the 2nd one did you mean the
    address bar of IE (you said OE), just type in the keyword such as ebay and
    hold down the ctrl key and hit enter.
    Norm, Oct 1, 2003

  4. You can configure IE to add the www and com with ctrl-enter via tools
    \ internet options \ advanced \ use inline autocomplete. Apply and
    okay your way out.

    Can't say I've ever encountered a keyboard shortcut to msconfig, but
    there's Windowskey Break (Pause) to get to System Properties. Always
    liked that one.
    Maureen Goldman, Oct 2, 2003
  5. joAnn

    Alex Nichol Guest

    The easy way to get a hotkey for any program is to have a shortcut to
    it on the desktop, or as one of the menu items in the Start - All
    Programs . So make one for msconfig.exe by right dragging it
    out of C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\
    to the Desktop, take 'create shortcut here'. R-click and rename - say
    just MSConfig, for convenience. R-click again and take Properties, and
    in the shortcut key pane enter a letter - say M - which will then give
    the hot key combination CTL-ALT-M (If you have an international
    keyboard with an AltGr key this becomes equivalent to AltGr and M). Now
    drag it up onto the Start - All Programs and into some convenient
    sub-menu, like Accessories
    Alex Nichol, Oct 2, 2003
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