You can create keyboard shortcuts to open programs. Before you get started, you need to create a shortcut for the program to which you want to assign a keyboard shortcut. Do you prefer to keep your hands on the keyboard and use the mouse as little as possible? Want to start programs with a key combination instead of clicking through menus or desktop icons? It’s easy to do if you’re running Windows. To do this, open the folder that contains the program’s executable file, right-click it, and then click Create Shortcut.