(firstly i wasnt too sure where to put this post, so if a moderators reading this - feel free to move it.)
Okay so ive just got a Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110, and the keyboard (like most moderately priced keyboards) has numerous 'hot-keys' (like music controls, email button, internet button, calc button etc.)
On the side of my keyboard is two hot keys, a 'back' button and a 'close window' button. Now in the Logitech SetPoint software it is possible to customize this buttons function. So i want to make it a 'show desktop' button.
Here's the problem, the SetPoint software is a bit restricted and gives me these (function) choices:
- Default Task (in this case, close window)
- Open Web Page
- Launch Program
- Open File
- Open Folder
- Show Custom Menu
- Keystroke Assignment
- Do Nothing
So, first of all i tried Keystroke Assignment. Well that would work, just there is only one keyboard short cut i know to show desktop (windows key & D). But this program only takes short cuts that use alpha-numeric keys, Alt or CTRL keys (or in comination, like CTRL+ALT+R) - not the windows key.
So heres my first question: Are there any OTHER keyboard shortcuts to show the desktop? Can i make a new keyboard shortcut?
But before i started asking that question i thought well ill try 'Open Program'. Found on the Microsoft website the script for Show Dekstop.scf, got that all ready. Targeted the file in SetPoint, no it doesnt work - SetPoint's 'Open Program' only works with executables (exe).
So i tried, open file - with the same file, nope - the computer does nothing when that happens.
So let me summarise:
- Is there an alternative shortcut to Win+D?
If not, is there a way of me making a new shortcut (side note, without using a third party program like HotKeyz - coz it doesnt work that way either).
- Is there an executable script that will show desktop. And i'd need it to be a background sort of script, it'd be curde if everytime i pressed the button up came the cmd box.