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In short you can explain an SSD (Solid State Drive) as modern HDD (Hard Disk Drive). What's the difference then? Maybe the functions are almost same but there are some big differences between the two. Go through the post to clear the concept . . .

What's an SSD A solid state drive or SSD is a storage device that uses non volatile flash memory along with necessary controller and chipset to store the data. It's somewhat like RAM, but unlike RAM it can store data for a long period of time. 
An SSD drive is considered to be more durable and stable in that sense - There is no moving parts i.e. platters, spindle, R/W head etc. which are available in traditional HDD.  

Advantages of SSD over HDD If you use SSD as your primary boot device instead of HDD then you may get the following advantages -  Faster performanceLower power consumptionBetter vibration resistanceLower heat No noiseIn short we can say, SSD is more durable and stable than traditional HDD. 

After installing SSD, you will…

Open Programs through Keyboard Shortcuts


Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs


To start a program quickly, you can create your own keyboard shortcut. After creating keyboard shortcut for a program, you just need to press the button/buttons to open that program. And it will open immediately. 


Applies to:

This trick applies to all running versions of Windows Operating System.


Precondition

To apply this trick, your desired program must have a shortcut on your Desktop. If that program have no shortcut icon on desktop then you must create one. 


To Create a Shortcut on Desktop - 
  1. Go to the folder that contains the program you want to create keyboard shortcut for. 
  2. Find the executable file for example - Photoshop.exe or any other program file. 
  3. Right click on it.
  4. Choose Send to > Desktop (Create Shortcut).
  5. Now the desktop shortcut for that program will be created. 


Creating Keyboard Shortcut

Now you're almost done. For better understanding, I'm using Photoshop as example. Complete the following steps only:
  1. Go to the Desktop (Windows + D). 
  2. Right click on Photoshop.exe - Shortcut and choose Properties.
  3. Move to the Shortcut tab.
  4. Click on the Shortcut key box.
  5. Enter your shortcut key in the box > Hit Apply > OK > Done!

How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts to Open a Program


Once the keyboard shortcut is created for a program, you just need to press that shortcut to run that program. To remove the shortcut key, follow the steps again, go to the shortcut box, hit on the Backspace key to clear it.


Note: If you press any letter, number or symbol in the shortcut box, it will automatically start with Ctrl + Alt + (Your Letter or Number). For example - Ctrl+Alt+P will open Adobe Photoshop.



Remember:
  • It works with programs/ applications only (Not with any other file or document).
  • Function Keys (F1 - F12) can be used as single shortcut key. They don't need to be used with Ctrl+Alt.
  • These keys can't be used as shortcuts - Esc, Enter, Tab, Spacebar, Shift, PrtScn, Backspace.
  • You must also check whether your shortcut doesn't affect the shortcut for other programs. 

Hopefully you will enjoy this trick. If you face any problem, then share with us . . .


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