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Windows 7: Win + ... keyboard shortcuts

22 Nov 2010   #1
valera

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Win + ... keyboard shortcuts

Hello,

I've recently migrated from Windows XP Pro to Win 7 Ent and now I see that it's not possible to assign a shortcut to some Win + Key combinations, namely

Win + C
Win + Up arrow
Win + Down arrow
Win + Space

I've found a way to disable all the Win + ... shortcuts as described here: Disable Win+X Shortcut Keys on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

But I'd still like to use standard Win + D and Win + E, so disabling all is not a good option for me. Does any one know a more suitable solution?


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22 Nov 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valera View Post
Hello,

I've recently migrated from Windows XP Pro to Win 7 Ent and now I see that it's not possible to assign a shortcut to some Win + Key combinations, namely

Win + C
Win + Up arrow
Win + Down arrow
Win + Space

I've found a way to disable all the Win + ... shortcuts as described here: Disable Win+X Shortcut Keys on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

But I'd still like to use standard Win + D and Win + E, so disabling all is not a good option for me. Does any one know a more suitable solution?
Well, no, either you disable all <WINDOWS>+<KEY> combinations, or keep all of them.

Is there any particular reason why you need to re-assign <WINDOWS>+<C>, <WINDOWS>+<UP>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN> and <WINDOWS>+<SPACE>?
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22 Nov 2010   #3
valera

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Is there any particular reason why you need to re-assign <WINDOWS>+<C>, <WINDOWS>+<UP>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN> and <WINDOWS>+<SPACE>?
Well, I'm just used to have these shortcuts assigned to some of Winamp actions via Global Hotkeys plugin.
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22 Nov 2010   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valera View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Is there any particular reason why you need to re-assign <WINDOWS>+<C>, <WINDOWS>+<UP>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN> and <WINDOWS>+<SPACE>?
Well, I'm just used to have these shortcuts assigned to some of Winamp actions via Global Hotkeys plugin.
I see. I'm assuming you're using them to control WinAmp playback? Why not just get a keyboard with media control keys? A basic one will be about $10 - $20?

Sorry I can't help you with disablling specific WINDOWS_KEYS....
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22 Nov 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, you may want to have a look at AutoHotKey and see if it'll help achieve what you want
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22 Nov 2010   #6
valera

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi, you may want to have a look at AutoHotKey and see if it'll help achieve what you want
Yeah, I'm thinking of disabling the standard hotkeys by updating a registry value and then re-create the ones I need like Win+D using a software like AutoHotKey. Still a little bit irritated that it's not possible to turn off only specific hotkeys.

Thanks
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22 Nov 2010   #7
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi, you may want to have a look at AutoHotKey and see if it'll help achieve what you want
+1 this sounds like the answer!
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03 Dec 2010   #8
aldenbaker

windows 7 Ultimate 64, home premium 32
 
 
a solution for everyone!

I strongly suggest that you try a program that I have installed on all the computers on my network! It has changed my life when doing web work and it is FREE! I promise you that you will NOT be disappointed; in fact, after a few weeks, you'll wonder how you ever did without it!

http://www.skynergy.com/hotkeyz.html

Oh yeah, an aspect of this software is that it allows you to map shortcut keys to winamp.


Being a newbie here, I'm not certain how the display will be; however, I've uploaded a few screen shots that give you a sample of what this software will do.

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