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I use the LastPass password manager on both Mac and Windows. The Mac version has a default keyboard shortcut/hotkey to open the app and enable you to search for the password you need (COMMAND-SHIFT-L by default). The Windows version appears not to have any hotkey to do the same. I would like to replicate this behavior somehow.

I've been playing with AutoHotKey but have not been able to get it to launch LastPass Desktop (which appears to be running as a service and is not a standard executable application).

Just to make it clear: This "application" has no shortcut that can be reached by the user. It is located in the hidden Windows Apps folder (going by memory, not at the PC right now) and I do not have permissions to access it even though I'm the sole user and admin of the machine. So again, there is no file to be able to map a shortcut key to. It is only accessible either through the system tray, or by a Search for LastPass (and that result is only pin-able or launch-able, no properties).

How can I assign a hotkey in Windows to mimic the hotkey behavior for LastPass Desktop on macOS?

  • Shortcuts can be assigned keyboard shortcuts in Windows quite easily and this function is well documented. – music2myear May 3 at 3:31
  • How? How exactly can I assign a shortcut to launch an item that exists only in the system tray and has no application? If you can provide me a link to this documentation I would greatly appreciate it. – JVC May 3 at 3:46
  • It could not exist in the system tray unless it was an application. That's kind of a basic prerequisite. Applications have files and can be accessed and triggered by shortcuts. – music2myear May 3 at 4:57
  • Does this answer your question? Keyboard shortcut to start Calculator in Windows 7 – music2myear May 3 at 4:58
  • This "application" has no shortcut that can be reached by the user. It is located in the hidden Windows Apps folder (going by memory, not at the PC right now) and I do not have permissions to access it even though I'm the sole user and admin of the machine. So again, there is no file to be able to map a shortcut key to. This is the entire reason I made the post in the first place and specified that it is not a standard executable application. It is only accessible either through the system tray, or by a Search for LastPass (and that result is only pin-able or launch-able, no properties). – JVC May 3 at 11:33

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