I would like to launch the Bash shell included with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) via a keyboard hotkey.
I recently learned it is possible to assign a keyboard hotkey for an application by assigning a key combination in the application's shortcut's properties dialogue box.
This works well for regular applications. For example I assigned the hotkey for a terminal app to
ctrl+f11. Upon pressing the respective key combination the application launches.
Snip: working application's shortcut properties:
edit: The shortcut is located in the start menu folder
If I assign a hotkey to a shortcut I created for the Bash.exe file located at
C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe the bash shell does not run upon pressing the assigned key combination as I had expected it to.
Snip: Bash.exe shortcut properties:
Edit: The shortcut is located in a sub directory on the D:\ Drive
I was wondering what the reason for this might be and if there might be some way to work around this limitation without installing third party apps such as "AutoHotKey".