Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. March 17, 2004
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Adding a Shortcut Key to Your Internet Connection
If you're like most people, you probably have a shortcut to your Internet connection on your desktop. If so, you can add a shortcut key that will allow you to open your Internet connection without picking up the mouse. Just right-click on your Internet connection and choose Properties. Click in the Shortcut Key box and then press a key combination that you would like to use (we used Ctrl-Alt-I). When you have a combination you like, click OK. From that point on, you can just press your shortcut key combination to launch your Internet connection.
Another cool thing about doing this is you can log off the Internet from the keyboard. When you are logged on, just press the same shortcut keys to access your Internet connection (remember, ours was Ctrl-Alt-I), and then press the Tab key to highlight the Disconnect button. Press Enter and you are logged off, without having to touch the mouse.