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[How To] Create Registry Editor Keyboard Shortcut In Windows 10

Registry Editor is very useful tool for System Administrators. It can be used to customize your system environment the way you want. Personalization is one of the biggest advantage of Windows and Registry Editor plays a vital role in rendering such personal user experience. Having said that, it is equally important for being able to access Registry Editor as quickly as possible to save your time. We all know about conventional way of opening Registry Editor by using Run Prompt (Windows Key + R), but sometimes a keyboard shortcut can prove more useful. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to create registry editor keyboard shortcut so that you can open it quickly like a whirlwind.

Windows does not have a standard keyboard shortcut assigned for Registry Editor but it does provide us with the upper hand to create one for it. Follow on to the below steps to create registry editor keyboard shortcut in Windows 10:

Create Registry Editor Keyboard Shortcut

The process is simple. We need to create a desktop shortcut for Registry Editor first and then assign a keyboard shortcut for the same.

Create Desktop Shortcut For Registry Editor

1. On your PC Desktop, right-click to open context menu and expand New. Click on Shortcut from the expanded menu (Refer the below image).

2. In the newly opened Create Shortcut window, paste the below file path in the text box and click on Next.

C:\Windows\regedit.exe

3. In the next step, you need to name your shortcut. Type Registry Editor in the text field and click on Finish.

4. Once done, you can see that a shortcut has been created on your desktop to open Registry Editor.

Assign Keyboard Shortcut For Registry Editor

1. Right-Click on the newly created desktop shortcut for Registry Editor and click on Properties.

2. In the Properties window, under Shortcut tab, click inside the text field named Shortcut key where None is written by default. Press any key on your keyboard to assign the shortcut sequence for this shortcut. Ctrl+Alt will be automatically prefixed to your chosen key.

For instance, pressing R on keyboard assigns the sequence Ctrl + Alt + R as Shortcut key for Registry Editor (as shown in the below image).

3. Now, we have configured a keyboard shortcut for Registry Editor. However, we need to provide administrator privileges to this shortcut for opening Registry Editor as Admin. To do so, click on Advanced button under Shortcut tab of Properties window.

4. This will open up advanced options to configure your shortcut. In this window, check the box named Run as administrator. Click OK to save the settings. Now, click on Apply and then OK in Properties window to apply the configured settings.

That is it, fellas! Press the shortcut sequence on your keyboard to open Registry Editor in a snap.

Let us know if you are facing any issues in the comments section below.

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