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Roelf
01-23-2003, 09:40 AM
Hi,

Is there an aleternative for the windows key, for keycombinations like windows-m minimize all windows etc.

I work on a laptop without a windows key. :(

Anyone?

Majik_Dance
01-23-2003, 02:36 PM
http://is-it-true.org/nt/utips/utips94.shtml

These are for NT but see no reason why it would not work in other Window OS's.

Toward the middle of the page are commands you can use WITHOUT using a mouse.

Hope this helps.

sage45
01-23-2003, 04:13 PM
oh and just in case you can't locate it...

Ctrl+ESC = the windows key...
Alt+Space = the menu key...
Windows Key + Break = System Properties page (but not with Ctrl+ESC, you must use the windows key :( )

-sage-

Roelf
01-23-2003, 05:58 PM
so there are actually no alternatives to the windows key if its not there

ctrl-esc-m doesnt minimize my windows so i guess it is not possible

sage45
01-23-2003, 07:21 PM
If you are trying to pull up the Start Menu just use Ctrl+ESC...

If it is something else, what is it???

-sage-

Roelf
01-23-2003, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by sage45
If you are trying to pull up the Start Menu just use Ctrl+ESC...
i know that

Originally posted by sage45
If it is something else, what is it???

i like the windowskey-m combinations to minimize and restore all my open windows

Majik_Dance
01-23-2003, 08:49 PM
Thought the link I had posted had what you wanted.

If you are looking for a way to minimize all open windows, how about right-clicking on the taskbar and clicking Minimize All Windows?

Then you can alt-tab to cycle through and open the one(s) you want.

sage45
01-23-2003, 10:14 PM
Anything that requires the use of the windows key will not work if you use Ctrl+ESC in place of the windows key; i.e. - Ctrl+ESC+M is not the same as Windows Key+M... Ctrl+ESC will only work for opening the start menu...

-sage-

Roelf
01-24-2003, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by Majik_Dance
Thought the link I had posted had what you wanted.

If you are looking for a way to minimize all open windows, how about right-clicking on the taskbar and clicking Minimize All Windows?

Then you can alt-tab to cycle through and open the one(s) you want.

Have you ever tried using the little mouse thingy between the keys, while working in a train at full speed, with people sitting next to you taking too much space :D i wanted to use the keyboard, but i guess i have to write a vb(s) thing myself and then add a shortcut key to it



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