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Turn On or Off Underline Access Keys in Windows 11

An access key is an underlined character in the text of a menu, context menu item, or the label of a control such as a button.

You can press and hold the Shift, Alt, or F10 key while you right click on an item to see available access keys underlined in the context menu. You can then press the underlined letter (access key) as a keyboard shortcut to use/open that menu item.

If you like, you can turn on to always have access keys underlined even when not holding Shift, Alt, or F10 key while you right click to open a context menu.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always underline access keys for your account in Windows 11.

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List All Assigned Shortcut Keys for Shortcuts in Windows 11

A shortcut is a link to an item (such as a file, folder, or app) on your PC.

You can assign a shortcut key (aka: keyboard shortcut) to use to open a shortcut on your desktop, taskbar, and Start menu.

This tutorial will show you how to find and list all currently assigned shortcut keys (hotkeys) in use by shortcuts for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Assign Shortcut Key to Shortcut in Windows 11

A shortcut is a link to an item (such as a file, folder, or app) on your PC.

You can assign a shortcut key (aka: keyboard shortcut) to use to open a shortcut on your desktop, taskbar, and Start menu.

This tutorial will show you how to assign a keyboard shortcut to open a shortcut on your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Create Elevated Shortcut without UAC prompt in Windows 11

When you open an application file with Run as administrator, you will get a UAC prompt by default for approval before the app is allowed to run with elevated rights.

In addition, Windows will not allow elevated apps to run at startup by default.

If you want to run an app as administrator (elevated) without getting a UAC prompt or at startup, then you can create an elevated task to run the application as a workaround to do so.

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut of an elevated task to run an app as administrator without getting a UAC prompt in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Create Shortcut of Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 11

Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software called a hypervisor manages access between the virtual systems and the physical hardware resources. Virtualization enables quick deployment of computer systems, a way to quickly restore systems to a previously known good state, and the ability to migrate systems between physical hosts.

Hyper-V is only available on 64-bit versions of Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education. Hyper-V is not available on the Home edition.

You can create a shortcut of a Hyper-V virtual machine to make it easier to directly connect and start the virtual machine. You can Pin to taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut of a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Remove Shortcut Arrow Icon in Windows 11

A shortcut is a link to an item (such as a file, folder, or app) on your PC. You can create shortcuts and then place them in a convenient location, such as on the desktop, so you can easily access the item that the shortcut links to. Shortcut files (.lnk) can be distinguished from the source target by the arrow that appears overlayed on the shortcut’s icon.

This tutorial will show you how to remove the shortcut arrow overlay on all shortcut icons for all users in Windows 11.

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Change Shortcut Name Extension in Windows 11

When you right click or press and hold on a file, folder, or drive and click tap on either Show more options > Create shortcut or Send to -> Desktop (create shortcut), a shortcut to that file, folder or drive will be created with the РShortcut extension added at the end of the filename by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the РShortcut extension being added to the filename of newly created shortcuts for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Shortcut Name Extension in Windows 11

When you right click or press and hold on a file, folder, or drive and click tap on either Show more options > Create shortcut or Send to -> Desktop (create shortcut), a shortcut to that file, folder or drive will be created with the РShortcut extension added at the end of the filename by default.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the РShortcut extension being added to the filename of newly created shortcuts for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Create a Shortcut to Open Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can browse the web in Microsoft Edge in normal mode with different profiles, InPrivate browsing mode, and Guest mode.

InPrivate browsing is a private browsing mode in which no browsing history, download history, cookies and site data, and form fill data are remembered. Microsoft Edge saves downloaded files as well as any new favorites created while browsing InPrivate. By default, while browsing InPrivate, Microsoft does not collect any info about websites you visit for product improvement purposes. Your school, workplace, or internet service provider may still be able to see your browsing activity. Browsing data for the specific InPrivate session is cleared after all InPrivate windows are closed.

Guest mode is a temporary instance of a fresh profile. It allows you to browse on another user’s device without modifying the signed-in profile. Browsing data from Guest mode such as favorites, browsing history, passwords, and form fill data does not persist after you close all Guest mode windows. Downloaded files are stored on the device, but the history of the downloads is deleted. Guest mode allows you to browse the web without being signed into other sites automatically. Microsoft Edge does not send websites any info to indicate that the user is browsing in Guest mode. When you use Guest mode, permission to collect diagnostic data about how you use the browser and websites you visit is taken from the profile of Microsoft Edge from which the Guest mode session was launched. All browsing data for the specific Guest mode session is cleared after all Guest windows are closed.

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that directly opens a normal browsing window in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Create Guest Mode Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can browse the web in Microsoft Edge in normal mode with different profiles, InPrivate browsing mode, and Guest mode.

InPrivate browsing is a private browsing mode in which no browsing history, download history, cookies and site data, and form fill data are remembered. Microsoft Edge saves downloaded files as well as any new favorites created while browsing InPrivate. By default, while browsing InPrivate, Microsoft does not collect any info about websites you visit for product improvement purposes. Your school, workplace, or internet service provider may still be able to see your browsing activity. Browsing data for the specific InPrivate session is cleared after all InPrivate windows are closed.

Guest mode is a temporary instance of a fresh profile. It allows you to browse on another user’s device without modifying the signed-in profile. Browsing data from Guest mode such as favorites, browsing history, passwords, and form fill data does not persist after you close all Guest mode windows. Downloaded files are stored on the device, but the history of the downloads is deleted. Guest mode allows you to browse the web without being signed into other sites automatically. Microsoft Edge does not send websites any info to indicate that the user is browsing in Guest mode. When you use Guest mode, permission to collect diagnostic data about how you use the browser and websites you visit is taken from the profile of Microsoft Edge from which the Guest mode session was launched. All browsing data for the specific Guest mode session is cleared after all Guest windows are closed.

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that directly opens a Guest mode browsing window in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Create Google Chrome Guest Mode Shortcut in Windows

While browsing in Guest mode in Google Chrome, you won’t see or change any other Chrome profile’s info. When you exit Guest mode, your browsing activity is deleted from the computer.

Guest mode is ideal for:

  • Letting others borrow your computer, or borrowing someone else‚Äôs computer.
  • Using a public computer, like one at a library or cafe.

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that will always open Google Chrome in Guest mode in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Create Environment Variables Shortcut in Windows

Environment variables are a set of dynamic named values that can affect the way running processes will behave on a computer. The variables can be used both in scripts and on the command line. Environment variables makes it easy when certain standard directories and parameters need to be referenced but where the actual locations or names can vary from computer to computer.

The variable (ex: “%UserProfile%”) is used as a type of shortcut of the value (ex: “C:\Users\”).

There are two types of environment variables: user environment variables (set only for current user) and system environment variables (set for all users).

This tutorial will show you how to create or download an Environment Variables shortcut in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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