How to open taskbar apps with a keyboard shortcut

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are, along with the recycle bin, one of the best inventions in computing. Thanks to keyboard shortcuts we can be more products, since avoid losing concentration when using the mouse to highlight bold text, open a folder, save a document, or even open other applications.

So much Word like Excel and PowerPoint, they put at our disposal a large number of keyboard shortcuts that help us on a day-to-day basis. But in addition, Windows also offers us very practical keyboard shortcuts for day to day. One of them allows us to open applications located on the taskbar without having to use the mouse.

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

To open applications from the taskbar with a keyboard chop, the first thing we must know is the location on the bar, that is, the position you are in. This keyboard shortcut allows us to open the first 10 applications located on the taskbar.

In my case, to open Microsoft Edge I press the key Windows + 1. I hit the number 1 because it is the first application found on the taskbar from left to right. If I want to open Steam, I press the key Windows + 4. To open Microsoft To Do, I press the key Windows + 8.

How can we see, the best thing about this keyboard shortcut is that we can select which application we want to open with each keyboard shortcut. In this way, we can configure the applications that we open on a recurring basis in the first positions, leaving the applications that we open sporadically on the right side of the taskbar.

Thanks to this trick, those of you who can easily lose concentration when opening other applications, you will be able to stay productive at all times.


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