A. It is possible to create your own keyboard shortcuts with a Ctrl + Alt + <letter> combination as follows:

  1. Start Internet Explorer
  2. Select "Organize Favorites" from the Favorites menu
  3. Right click on the link and choose Properties
  4. In the Shortcut key dialog box type the combination, any combination of Ctrl, Shift, Alt and a key that is not used
  5. Click OK

You can also use the above to create a keyboard shortcut to a desktop item by right clicking on the shortcut and choosing properties.