I bought a refurbed laptop. Not caring much for laptop keyboards, I bought a Logitech light up keyboard. And as with a lot of keyboards, there is an addtional software you can use that allows you to set keys to perform certain functions.
With this keyboard, I have some of the F keys set to start QuckBooks or Paint Shop Pro or the Silhouette.
Except, it didn't. After of months of putting up with this, I spent hours Thursday deleting and reinstalling software. Thinking that was the problem. It wasn't. The problem was that the software that allows the modified keyboard settings wasn't loading at startup. And doing some reasearch on this, I learned that I'd forgotten about adding programs to the Windows startup folder. You know, you place a shortcut for the program you want to start when you turn on your computer to the startup folder.
And now, it works! Now when I hit the calculator button Silhouette Design Studio loads up, not the calculator. I have fingers and paper and a pen, who needs a calculator? If I want a calculator, I'll use a real one. With paper that feeds through so I can check my work.