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I'm on windows 7 and was hoping to find an application that would make it easy to assign hotkeys to applications, for example I might assign ALT+C as the command to bring my Chrome window to the front (or open a new instance if I don't have Chrome open).

I was wondering if anyone can recommend an application that does this?

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Windows can do this without any addons!

Simply right click on a shortcut to an application, then go to the Shortcut key field, and type what you want to launch.

Unfortunately, you can only set hotkeys with two or all three modifier keys (Ctrl,Alt or Shift).

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If you only want one, you can use AutoHotKey to set a script to do this.

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I'd need to retry but on previous versions that opened a new window, it didn't maximise any existing ones. For example if I assigned CTRL+ALT+F to Firefox and I have Firefox open I want it to maximise it. I've seen some software that seems to do that sort of thing but was hoping for a recommendation. – Colin Jack Sep 6 '11 at 12:11
Then you really need Auto Hot Key, it will do this without problems! Windows Shortcut Key will do the same as clicking the icon, which is, launch a new window. – William Hilsum Sep 6 '11 at 12:15
Ahh cool, I did find auto hotkey but hadn't got to given it a try. Will do so thanks very much. – Colin Jack Sep 6 '11 at 12:21

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