Open Taskbar icons with keyboard shortcut – Quick Tip

A Quick Tip for Accessing Taskbar icon with keyboard shortcut.

Use combination of Windows key + 1,2,3……0 to open 10 icon in sequence from first icon.

For example for below screenshot of my Taskbar, following keyboard will open corresponding icon/application.


Taskbar icon shortcuts

Taskbar icon shortcuts


Windows Key

Windows Key


1 Open MS Power Point
2 Open MS Excel
3 Open MS Word

This will definitely help save time and increase productivity.

Also always remember, Use very few and important keyboard shortcuts rather than entire population of available shortcuts. And apply them in practice and remember those few shortcuts only which are very effective and real time saver.

Thanks and Regards,

CA Dhaval Paun






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