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Old 23rd December 2016, 11:52   #16
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Thanks for the help, team!

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If you opt for another software to do the job, Launchy as suggested by Dennis is a good free option.
I want to keep it minimal. Looks like Launchy has too much of typing required.

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I had a folder in my D drive which I sent to the desktop (created shortcut)
I selected properties of that shortcut and assigned M (Cntrl+Alt+M) and a Keyboard shortcut
It worked flawlessly no matter what window or program was active.
You mean, the shortcut you created is to open up that folder?

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So I went to desktop>Right click>View and unchecked the "show desktop icons" option. All icons on the desktop will vanish and was clean, just the way i like it.
Nice tip, thanks!

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Sirji, don't paste the shortcut on the desktop. Create a shortcut on the desktop like the way I showed before.
Thank you! Worked like a charm.

I wasn't seeing the 'send to desktop (shortcut)' option, but solved it with the instructions here.

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Copy the address of the folder(s) from the address bar and paste it as link on sticky note/quick note on the desktop (MS one note functionality).
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If you want the same for Folders, create a shortcut for the folder. Now, move the <created shortcut file> to the newly created folder and assign a key for it. Restart. Log in now and 'Ctrl+ Alt+<Assigned shortcutkey>' opens your folder.
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Have you tried restarting the machine !! You never know the mysteries of MS Windows - Restating gets Windows out of the "Ghajini" mode and it starts working normally
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If you don't want a desktop cluttered with shortcut files/icons, make a custom folder anywhere and drop them all into it.
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You mean, the shortcut you created is to open up that folder?
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Nice tip, thanks!

Its been ages since I actually opened something from the desktop. I always access desktop from the explorer. Whenever I'm bored/stressed, I just see the desktop's nice wallpaper(which keeps on changing everyday) and get refreshed! No icons to clutter and disturb the view

One day I checked the show desktop icons and was shocked. The entire screen was filled with icons
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