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    dudelidu Guest

    Default Keyboard shortcut - anyone?


    I need to change or create a keyboard shortcut for "minimize all
    windows". I have a program that won't accept the "windows key" as assign
    shortcut (win+M = minimizes all windows), so I need to either change the
    win+M to something else (anything except with the win key), or find a
    way to program a new keyboard shortcut. Bot ways will do the trick.

    So does anyone know how to change or create a keyboard shortcut?




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    Quote Originally Posted by dudelidu View Post
    So does anyone know how to change or create a keyboard shortcut?

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    Pls see if How To Create Your Own WinKey Shortcuts In Vista helps.

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    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?

    "dudelidu" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I need to change or create a keyboard shortcut for "minimize all
    > windows". I have a program that won't accept the "windows key" as assign
    > shortcut (win+M = minimizes all windows), so I need to either change the
    > win+M to something else (anything except with the win key), or find a
    > way to program a new keyboard shortcut. Bot ways will do the trick.
    >
    > So does anyone know how to change or create a keyboard shortcut?


    The Windows key is used for system-wide keyboard shortcuts, that work
    whatever program you are using. If you are assigning a keyboard shortcut
    for use within an application, you should use (or have to use as you have
    found out) one of the other enabling keys (or combination).

    I usually use AltGr, as there is less chance of a clash with a shortcut that
    already exists. AltGr (right Alt) is the same as pressing Ctrl + Alt
    (left).

    For making more complex shortcuts and macros, I use ShortKeys Lite. I use
    pressing the key above TAB as the trigger, pressing it twice, as it is never
    used for anything else. It works brilliantly. Like pressing ``d, gives me
    the current timestamp, 10:53 02/08/2008.

    http://www.shortkeys.com/lite.htm

    ss.



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    Brink Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?


    Hello Dudelidu,

    You can use the "Show Desktop" shortcut to toggle the opened windows to
    be minimized or not.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...w-desktop.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    dudelidu;793356 Wrote:
    > I need to change or create a keyboard shortcut for "minimize all
    > windows". I have a program that won't accept the "windows key" as assign
    > shortcut (win+M = minimizes all windows), so I need to either change the
    > win+M to something else (anything except with the win key), or find a
    > way to program a new keyboard shortcut. Bot ways will do the trick.
    >
    > So does anyone know how to change or create a keyboard shortcut?



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    dudelidu Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?


    HappyAndyK;793371 Wrote:
    >
    > Pls see if 'How To Create Your Own WinKey Shortcuts In Vista'
    > ('WinKey Shortcuts & How To Create Your Own WinKey Shortcuts In Vista.'
    > (http://www.winvistaclub.com/t83.html)) helps.
    >


    I can't use the win key. That's the whole point. I need to assign
    another key (NOT the win key) to minimize all windows.


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    dudelidu Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?


    Brink;793363 Wrote:
    > Hello Dudelidu,
    >
    > You can use the "Show Desktop" shortcut to toggle the opened windows to
    > be minimized or not.
    >
    > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...w-desktop.html
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn


    Nope. It MUST be a keyboard command. Cannot be a shortcut such as the
    show desktop shortcut.


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    dudelidu Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?


    Synapse Syndrome;793373 Wrote:
    >
    > The Windows key is used for system-wide keyboard shortcuts, that work
    > whatever program you are using. If you are assigning a keyboard
    > shortcut
    > for use within an application, you should use (or have to use as you
    > have
    > found out) one of the other enabling keys (or combination).
    >
    > I usually use AltGr, as there is less chance of a clash with a shortcut
    > that
    > already exists. AltGr (right Alt) is the same as pressing Ctrl + Alt
    > (left).
    >
    > For making more complex shortcuts and macros, I use ShortKeys Lite. I
    > use
    > pressing the key above TAB as the trigger, pressing it twice, as it is
    > never
    > used for anything else. It works brilliantly. Like pressing ``d, gives
    > me
    > the current timestamp, 10:53 02/08/2008.
    >
    > 'Shortkeys Free Lite version' (http://www.shortkeys.com/lite.htm)
    >
    > ss.


    Wow! A reply with very good potential! I installed the program but
    unfortunately I haven't been able to do exactly what I want. I'm able to
    program the shortcuts to insert text (i.e. insert my name when clicking
    ##D, which I only did as a test), but I can't figure out how to (or even
    if the program is able to) program a shortcut to do a command. Like I
    explained, I need to make a shortcut that minimizes all windows (same as
    the win+M does). Can this program do this? If yes, how?

    If no, any other programs or procedures in Vista that can allow me to
    do so?


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    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?

    "dudelidu" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    news:5494a3fa3a1f9c6c52e77714eb5e6da6@nntp-gateway.com...
    >
    > Wow! A reply with very good potential! I installed the program but
    > unfortunately I haven't been able to do exactly what I want. I'm able to
    > program the shortcuts to insert text (i.e. insert my name when clicking
    > ##D, which I only did as a test), but I can't figure out how to (or even
    > if the program is able to) program a shortcut to do a command. Like I
    > explained, I need to make a shortcut that minimizes all windows (same as
    > the win+M does). Can this program do this? If yes, how?


    Hmmn. I thought it would be able to do that, as it can type the WinKey in a
    ShortKey, but having looked into it, it seems that it just types the key to
    enable subsequent navigation of the Start Menu.

    I have a Shortcut in my Start Menu all programs, tied to a keyboard
    shortcut, that runs a .vbs file that changes a registry key to view hidden
    files. I use this keyboard shortcut to toggle the visibility of hidden
    files. I am not sure, but might be possible for you to do the same, if
    VBScript allows control of the keyboard in that way.

    Otherwise, there is another program that I know of like ShortKeys, that
    /may/ be able to do what you want. I am not sure, as I have never tried it,
    as I do not think it is free. There may be other macro programs that you
    could search for as well.

    www.activewords.com

    ss.




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    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?

    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMsyndrome.me.uk> wrote in message
    news:ucYc%23ZN9IHA.3476@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Otherwise, there is another program that I know of like ShortKeys, that
    > /may/ be able to do what you want. I am not sure, as I have never tried
    > it, as I do not think it is free. There may be other macro programs that
    > you could search for as well.
    >
    > www.activewords.com


    I just did a quick Google search of the ActiveWords website, and it looks
    like it can use the WinKey to do that with

    <WINSTART>m</WINSTART>

    It's just a pity that ActiveWords is not free, and the GUI looks a bit too
    intrusive for my liking.

    ss.



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    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Default Re: Keyboard shortcut - anyone?

    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMsyndrome.me.uk> wrote in message
    news:ucYc%23ZN9IHA.3476@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Hmmn. I thought it would be able to do that, as it can type the WinKey in
    > a ShortKey, but having looked into it, it seems that it just types the key
    > to enable subsequent navigation of the Start Menu.



    I've just looked at SwapKeys, from the same people that made ShortKeys, and
    it can do what you want. It's not free, but it is cheap.

    http://www.swapkeys.com/

    ss.



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