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Change Default Calculator for Keyboard Key?


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How do you change the default calculator in Windows XP?

I have installed SpeedCrunch (a popular calculator amongst KDE and Qt users) and I want to make it show when I hit the really convenient Calculator Key on my Microsoft keyboard.

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I solved my own problem by searching the registry for "calc.exe". Here's a convenient .reg hack that does it for you:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\18]
"ShellExecute"="\"C:\\Program Files\\SpeedCrunch\\speedcrunch.exe\""

(Actually, this just changes the mapping of the keyboard key. I don't think Windows has a default calculator.)

Use_SpeedCrunch_as_the_calculator.reg

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