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Windows 7: Change "Control + Windows Key + Tab" to "Alt + Tab"

19 Oct 2011   #1
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Change "Windows Key + Tab" to "Alt + Tab"

Is there a way to change it to that above commands. I like the Win-key visual effect but its harder for me to do it with my hands since I am used to using the Alt-key command. Is there a way to switch those visual aspects around?


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19 Oct 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

What is "Control + Windows Key + Tab"?
Do you mean "Windows Key + Tab" ?
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19 Oct 2011   #3
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah yes I do. I shall fix that.
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19 Oct 2011   #4
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

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19 Oct 2011   #5
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That only allows me to map one key at a time. I still want the Windows key to function as the Windows key.
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22 Oct 2011   #6
nikosawolfie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Haha I was also wondering how to do this. It's just easier to use alt+tab than the windows key
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22 Oct 2011   #7
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikosawolfie View Post
Haha I was also wondering how to do this. It's just easier to use alt+tab than the windows key
Because the way our hands of formed for it huh?
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23 Oct 2011   #8
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Solution is here with autohotkey.

I took the liberty of making up a file for you. It works just fine for me.
The .rar file attached contains the .exe file you need - when it's running, alt+tab operates as win+tab. If you put it (or a shortcut to it) in your Startup folder, it will always be running. You do not need to install the autohotkey program for it to work.

The .ahk file is included so you can look at the script or edit it (with notepad).

alt-tab to win-tab.rar

Btw, although you didn't mean to say ctrl+win+tab in the first post, it turns out to be a cool shortcut: it does the win+tab view but holds it for you and you can lift your hands from the keys. Hitting tab or the arrow keys moves you around the open windows. (Ctrl+alt+tab does the same thing in the original flat view.)


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23 Oct 2011   #9
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
Solution is here with autohotkey.

I took the liberty of making up a file for you. It works just fine for me.
The .rar file attached contains the .exe file you need - when it's running, alt+tab operates as win+tab. If you put it (or a shortcut to it) in your Startup folder, it will always be running. You do not need to install the autohotkey program for it to work.

The .ahk file is included so you can look at the script or edit it (with notepad).

Attachment 180505

Btw, although you didn't mean to say ctrl+win+tab in the first post, it turns out to be a cool shortcut: it does the win+tab view but holds it for you and you can lift your hands from the keys. Hitting tab or the arrow keys moves you around the open windows. (Ctrl+alt+tab does the same thing in the original flat view.)
Yes I noticed that. XD Thanks so much!

After using that program it only works when I press "Control + Alt + Tab". Any help on that?
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23 Oct 2011   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The easiest way to map nearly any key combination in Windows to any other is to use
AutoHotkey_L

It's a scripting language designed for hotkey manipulation. It's also the best I've found for "mouse hotkeys" such as doing something when I hold down Control and Middle Click on the desktop or whatever.

Also it has the ability to conditionally enable the hotkeys or key substitution. For example you can set it so the hotkey only fires if an Explorer folder window is the active window, or notepad, or whatever you want.

The help file has examples. See the section Hotkey subsection Custom Combinations and Other Features.

The language and libraries are free. There's a forum where you can ask for help. You can do other cool things with it. For example I like editors to swap the last 2 characters typed if I press Control-t, but most browser editor applets and even most editors don't have it. I added it to an AutHotKey_L script I have running in the system tray all the time. The Control-t is only active when I'm using certain browsers and editors. It doesn't interfere with other apps.
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