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Windows 7: Windows Key Shortcut Customization


28 Nov 2013   #1

Cairo
 
 
Windows Key Shortcut Customization

Hello,

I have a dell XPS 15z laptop which has a really helpful shortcut that I am regularly using as a developer (FN+RightArrow -> End) and (FN+LeftArrow -> Home).

Now, I got an external keyboard and I am using it most of time. Unfortunately it doesn't have the "FN" key.
So, is it possible to customize the windows key to have the same functionality as the FN key in dell's keyboard ?

Meaning instead of having "WINKEY+RArrow" and "WINDKEY+LArrow" shortcuts for aligning the active window, I would like to have "Home" and "End" functionality.

Thanks in Advance

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30 Nov 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can accomplish similar with Autohotkey. This script discussion was for Ctrl+left arrow for Home, and Ctrl+right arrow for End. You can search for/write scripts for other key combos, but these will result in what you want, and you have not yet gotten used to another combo, so...

Hotkey for Home, End, page up , down - Support - AutoHotkey Community

We do have some Autohotkey users here who may be able to help further if needed. If you want to play with remapping keys yourself

Remapping Keys and Buttons

A very handy little program. I have in the past written little scripts to type out sentences I used a lot by pressing key combos. It's been years though

A Guy
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03 Dec 2013   #3

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tefaa89 View Post
Hello,

I have a dell XPS 15z laptop which has a really helpful shortcut that I am regularly using as a developer (FN+RightArrow -> End) and (FN+LeftArrow -> Home).

Now, I got an external keyboard and I am using it most of time. Unfortunately it doesn't have the "FN" key.
So, is it possible to customize the windows key to have the same functionality as the FN key in dell's keyboard ?

Meaning instead of having "WINKEY+RArrow" and "WINDKEY+LArrow" shortcuts for aligning the active window, I would like to have "Home" and "End" functionality.

Thanks in Advance
Hi tefaa89,

You should use the AUTOHOTKEY as suggested by A Guy. Its good program for remapping keys. All you need to do learn is writing a script which once achieved it would working exactly like your laptop.

Please check their support articles which should be helpful in writing the scripts. Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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