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Is it possible to bind a key on the keyboard such as F8 or anything to run a command like to shutdown my computer?

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try autohotkey application – Ajo Mathew Nov 26 '12 at 17:34
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Simplest way I know is to create a shortcut that does what you want (using scripts and such) and assign it shortcut keys (through Properties > Shortcut tab > Shortcut Key).

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Alright, Thank you @EliadTech – JustinD Nov 26 '12 at 18:03

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