Windows Vista - Shortcut Keys to a Shortcut

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by YP, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. YP

    YP Guest

    Prior to Vista, when I assigned a shortcut key to a shortcut, for example to
    launch Microsoft Excel, I would do CTRL + ALT + E, every time I pressed the
    key combination, it would open a new instance of Microsoft Excel. It was
    handy and useful to me. With Vista, I can't do that anymore, it only launches
    one instance of the application and when I would use the same combination, it
    brings focus back to the application that was already launched.

    I understand that this is a change in Vista and in many instances it is

    If you know a way to change the behaviour to pre-Vista, please share.
    YP, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. If Excel is already open and you would like open another instance of the
    program, why not just press CTRL + N?
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 29, 2007
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  3. YP

    YP Guest

    Thank you for your review.

    Microsoft Excel is just an example, I use the Shortcut Keys with many other
    YP, Dec 29, 2007
  4. Give some examples, because if you are referring to programs lik Word Pad,
    Paint, Internet Explorer etc, the same CTRL + N command applies.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 29, 2007
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