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How can I change the default shortcut in Windows for closing programs?

Hi all, alt-f4 is pretty hard to press (or pretty slow) so I was wondering does anyone know of any other key combinations to close windows? (I've tried Control A-Z but all doesn't work..)

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, hyperslug, Tom Wijsman, random May 2 '11 at 12:17

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ALT-SPACE C is an alternative (English Windows, other languages might use something else instead of C)

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you should add that alt-space opens the window menu and depending on your language c either hits the close menu entry or something else... –  akira Apr 30 '11 at 17:56
@akira: thanks, edited –  Mauricio Scheffer Apr 30 '11 at 18:09

Ctrl+W works in numerous programs... notably Windows Explorer and most web browsers (IE, FireFox, & Chrome). If you spend a lot of time surfing this will certainly save a lot of reaching for Alt/Ctrl+F4.

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You can always use AutoHotkey or AutoIT for such jobs.

A script like:

LWin::Send !{F4}  

Will close the window with the left Win key.
Documentation for AutoHotkey.

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cool but i don't like these stuff. they aren't scalable at all –  Pacerier May 1 '11 at 0:05

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