I would like to know how to create hotkeys in Windows without pasting the shortcut onto my desktop. Current if I create a shortcut it looks only in the desktop. But I dont want to put my icon on the desktop. I know of third party software like WinKey but I want to know if this is possible without using any external software.
Why dont you create a folder on the root of your drive and put all your shortcuts in there, that way you dont have an icon on the desktop but you can still use the hotkey feature.
If you dont want to create shortcuts of at all, you will need third party software.