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GTD Tip: One-key Opening of INBOX Notebook in OneNote

One of the most useful applications I have discovered since I had to switch to Windows as my main OS is OneNote, a really great note-taking application which I use for pretty much every data-storing and note-taking need. I use a OneNote notebook as part of my GTD inbox. Today’s very simple tip is how to assign a keystroke for opening my Inbox notebook from anywhere in the system. Here are the steps:
  1. Download and install AutoHotKey, if you don’t have it already (it’s a really useful free application, well worth exploring).
  2. Add the following line to your default AutoHotKey.ahk file (normally in ~/Documents/AutoHotKey.ahk):


  3. Re-run AutoHotKey so it re-reads the config file.
Make sure you change the path of the file you want to open, and also the key to which you bind it, if don’t like Win-i.

Of course, this is useful for one-key opening of any file you want.