How to create a custom shortcut to launch an application

I would like to create a windows defined shortcut to start my application. I would like to do this with vbscript. I know you can create a user defined shortcut but I need to create a windows defined shortcut. For example, the user would press Windows+Shift+K to launch my application. Also, is there a way for me to iterate through the already created shortcuts so that I can avoid using a shortcut that is already assigned to another application? Thank you for your help
matthew phungAsked:
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MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
I think you will probably need to download a keyboard shortcut mapper application.
To make sure it does not conflict however your would need to review all existing shortcuts using Microsoft Documentation from the Microsoft Website specific to your OS & MS Applications such as Office. (Windows 10 example here)
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matthew phungAuthor Commented:
Thank you Maclean! Do you know if there is an open source keyboard shortcut mapper?
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jcimarronCommented:
matthew phung--
Autohotkey is well regarded
https://www.autohotkey.com/

Download here
https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm

A tutorial here
https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm
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