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The original question deals with Windows 7, but it's happening now for new reasons in Windows 10. Here's a general answer that deals with both situations. The general problem There's an excellent explanation of the problem and its cause at the 2012 MSDN post Why is there sometimes a long delay between pressing a hotkey for a shortcut and opening the ...


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The reasoning behind the redundant files is, in short, Compatibility [see here] In the 64-bit version of Windows, both the %SYSTEMROOT%\notepad.exe and the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\notepad.exe executables are the same file and thus of 64-bit nature. As for which file Win+R references, I believe it's based on whatever directory is listed first in the %PATH% ...


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The culprits for me are the "Movies & TV" and "Photos" app. Once I killed this 2 apps in task manager, my keyboard shortcut launched without the 3 seconds delay. Yes, I have to kill both. I decided to uninstall both apps since I don't need them. To learn how to uninstall built-in apps, I have followed this page successfully:- ...


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If you're on Windows 10, try killing "Application Frame Host" (ApplicationFrameHost.exe). This made the delay disappear on my system. Note that if you kill this process, it will close any modern apps you have running.


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Set an environment variable like: setx vChromeLaunchParamSet1 "C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -param1 -param2 -param3 -aram4" Then whenever you need to launch Chrome with your parameters, execute like this: %vChromeLaunchParamSet1% or start "" %vChromeLaunchParamSet1% or start "My Extra Special Chrome ...


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1) Open Nautilus If you have not installed it, sudo apt-get install Nautilus 2) Navigate to /usr/share/applications 3) Right-click on the application you want to use and select copy 4) Click on your desktop and select paste 4) Right click on the icon that has just been created and select properties On the Permissions tab check Execute then click ...



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