Re: Administrative privileges.


Hi all,

I solved the problem by going to Control Panel and User accounts. But
my problem with assigning a shortcut key to an icon on the desktop
still persists. I press alt+enter to go to properties for the shortcut
I have a problem what to write in the "start in" edit field. The
desktop icon in question is JAWS.
I thank you all for your responses.

On 6/14/18, Chris Mullins <> wrote:
Hi Nevzat
Only an administrator account can change a standard account to an
administrator account. That is why I asked if there are any other accounts
on the computer. If there are no other accounts, let me know and I'll give
you details of a different method of solving the problem.

You can check if there are any other accounts by pressing Windows+i to open
Settings, then press enter on Accounts. Tab to the list of topics and arrow
down to Family and other people and press enter. Tab to the list of other
account names and types on the machine and see if there is a user account
with administrator privilidges. If there is, get the person to log on using
that account, then they could use this settings process to edit your account
details and change it from standard to administrator.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Nevzat
Sent: 14 June 2018 20:40
Subject: Re: [nvda] Administrative privileges.

Chris, yes, I get an error message saying I need to have administrator
permission. My operating system is Windows 10. I believe I have
standard user account. I tried to change user account and typed my
name and I was told that user account already exists. If I type
administrator would it change to that?

On 6/14/18, Chris Mullins <> wrote:
Hi Nevzat
I would have thought you should be able to assign shortcuts as these are
personal to your account and don't affect other users, so should not
admin priviledges. If you are using a work computer it maybe that a
corporate group policy is in effect which denies the capability but this
would be unlikely.

As Brian asked, is your user account standard or administrator? Could
give us more information, such as operating system being used, work or
computer, is yours the only account on the computer etc.

The process I would use to assign a shortcut key is:
Select desktop icon
Press alt+enter to open properties
Tab to the shortcut key control and press the shortcut letter alone, the
CTRL+Alt part of the command is added automatically by Windows
Tab to OK and press enter.

If you get an error after pressing OK, please give full details


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: 13 June 2018 19:58
Subject: [nvda] Administrative privileges.

Hi Group,

I am trying to assign shortcut keys to icons on the desktop, but it
won't go through as I am told I have no administrative privileges.
Using NVDA how do I get administrative privilege on my computer?
Your response will be greatly appreciated.

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