Create Custom Shortcuts Windows


Create Custom Shortcuts Windows: Recently I replaced my desktop keyboard with the latest one. My desktop keyboard lacks volume control keys. It is a bit irritating to adjust the volume every time using the mouse.

So I have checked online for keyboard shortcuts for volume controls. To my surprise, there are no shortcuts for volume controls. However, we can create a shortcut on our own. Here’s how you can do it.

Create Custom Shortcuts to Adjust Volume Controls

There are two easiest ways to create a shortcut for volume control. However, both methods work on all Windows versions. I can start with the easiest one among them.

The first method is to open the volume control panel so that you can easily use arrow keys to adjust the volume. Once it opens the Volume Control Panel, you can’t volume up or down quickly with one shortcut.

In the other method, we can also create a shortcut to volume up, down and mute. But it’s quite a lengthy process and it’s definitely not the difficult one.

Creating a Shortcut to Open Volume Control Panel

Step 1:

While creating a shortcut to open volume control panel, right-tap on the desktop > New > shortcut.

Step 2:

Also, copy and paste this code in the location choice on the tab that appeared and tap on next.

sndvol -f 111111111


Assign a name to your shortcut. By default, it is set to sndvol. I am continuing with the default. Later tap on the finish.

Step 4:

Now you can view this icon on the home screen.

Step 5:

Right-tap on that icon and then tap on properties.

Step 6:

In the shortcut key section, click on any alphabet, number or character, and the shortcut will set to Ctrl + Alt + ‘Your shortcut’.

Step 7:

And tap on ‘Apply’ and ‘ok’.

Also, press your shortcut every time to get volume controls on the bottom right. And you can enhance or decrease the volume using the up and down arrow keys.

Creating a Shortcut for Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute with AutoHotKey

Well, the first method is quite easy and works great. Also, it opens the volume control panel that is not really a shortcut to adjust the volume.

While creating a direct shortcut to adjust the volume. We can use a third-party app like AutoHotkey, follow the steps carefully on how to set it up

Step 1:

Firstly, download the current version of AutoHotKey software, Also, open the file and choose Custom Installation.

Step 2:

Also, Choose 32 bit or 64 bit depending on your PC and tap on next.

Step 3:

Check the tick box beside ‘ Add run with UI access to context menus ‘ choice and tap on Install & exit.

Step 4:

Now, right-tap on the desktop > New > AutoHotKey Script.

Step 5:

However, you can view an icon on the desktop.


Step 6:

Right-tap on the icon also clicks on the edit script.

Step 7:

Now you can view a Notepad with some script already written on it. Just avoid it and place this code below.


Step 8:

However, it’ll create a shortcut win + 8 to volume down, win + 9 to volume up and win+ 0 to mute.

Step 9:

You can also change them, just open the Autohotkey > Usage and Syntax > List of Keys. Here you can view the keywords to every button for Mouse, Keyboard, Joystick.

Step 10:

Using keywords and replace the #8, #9 and #0 in the above code and also place it in the notepad and store it.

Step 11:

Shortcuts must be working by now. If not, right-tap on the icon again also click on Run Script.

Step 12:

Using the shortcuts are working, they are not part of the system. Well, every time you boot up, the system will not load the files and you require to run the script manually.

Step 13:

To make the process automatic just place this file in the system files.

Step 14:

Press Win + R to open Run and place this code in it. Then tap Ok.

shell:common startup

Step 15:

It’ll open the one system folder in the file manager. You just drag and drop the AutoHotKey file into that folder.

Step 16:

And that’s it. Now your shortcuts loaded every time right from the system booted up for you to use. However, these shortcuts will display you the native windows shortcuts, rather than creating a new panel like the first method.


Here’s all about “Create Custom Shortcuts windows”. For further queries and questions let us know in the comments section below!

Till then! Peace Out ✌

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