There is a build-in feature to quick launch any application using a shortcut key. This feature can be easily accessible and has long been a part of Windows, very few people know about this handy little feature that can increase their daily productivity.
Setting up a keyboard shortcut to quick launch any application is quite easy, all you have to do it to right-click the program which you want to open using the shortcut key and go to Properties. As an example I will create a shortcut for Firefox browser.
Once you are inside Properties, next to Shortcut Key enter the value F and click OK.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the value has automatically been set to Ctrl + Alt + F. Now whenever you need to open this application just hit Ctrl + Alt + F and Firefox will open instantly. Since I am a computer workaholic I use a lot of shortcut keys to quickly open different applications, it can save a lot of time. So instead of navigating all the way to Start Menu or Windows Explorer to find an application, you can now enter the shortcut key to save both time and headache. Enjoy!