On WinXP, I used to use qliner hotkeys for starting programs with global hotkeys (for example Win+I for web browser). But qliner hotkeys crashes on Win7 x64, so I need to find another program for setting global hotkeys. Which program do you recommend?
Autohotkey. Nothing else.
Simple, yet very powerful, syntax, good scripting, lightweight, so on. It's almost perfect, and can do just about anything you ask of it.
Slight niggle with win7: It must be run as administrator to have hotkeys functioning in elevated apps.
In Windows 7, it's possible to start programs which have been pinned to taskbar by pressing
Win+2 etc. hotkeys. So Windows 7 has built-in hotkeys for starting up to 10 programs.
If the program is already open, then
Win+<number> changes the active window or minimizes the only open window.
Win+Ctrl+<number> also do some things.
Use this simple methond without installing any software and using only shortcuts and cmd /k
hope it's useful!