Run As Administrator Keyboard Shortcut

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9:00:00 PM

Productivity  |  administrator keyboard

Really short and sweet this one, but a very handy tip nonetheless, and something I simply did not know about until a couple of days ago.


You may be aware that you can run a given program with escalated privileges with the “Run As Administrator” command on the Windows Explorer Context Menu, invoked with the Right-Mouse button and as shown in the picture on the right, but did you know you can achieve the same thing with a keyboard shortcut?

It’s really simple.  Prior to clicking on the program link or shortcut, simply hold down: 

CtrlKeyImage + ShiftKeyImage

and then left-click as normal.  Voila, you’re now running as administrator!