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Windows 7: shortcuts & command lines to common win options??

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14 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Commands Lines NOT SHORTCUTS forr Window 7 ??

I bought a keyboard that has 10 programmable keys. I already got Task Manager assigned to key #1 very loving relative.

But what is rhe command line (like c:windows\thisfolder\bow.exe) for something simple like "view desktop" as well as other very commonly used shortcuts for Windows 7?

Is there a website listing,?

thank for read this and thanks for you time

EDIT:I am asking for sources that are free or nearly free
2nd EDIT:I am not looking for shortcuts but am looking for command lines to a function for an axtion inbside Windows 7.

Thanks agin

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #2


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

I should have stated in my 1st post that I wanted free sources.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64

OMG I am a GOOF, I should have checked 1st,,

That was FREE!!

Sorry about being an arse toward you, Apologies offered
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #5


You lost me now. That eBook is completely free, the best free source available containing absolutely all Windows 7 shortcuts.

Just out of interested: in which way was my tip not valid answer to your question?


EDIT: Did not notice your last post before posting this. Apology accepted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64

Since my replt to you I apologogized.

Also I, I am looking for :Commamd Line: to things like .viw desktop:

I can't use short cuts in the progrNNABLE keys,,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #7


Here are some command line options I use:

Shut down and hibernate:
  • shutdown.exe
    • /i = Display the graphical user interface (GUI). This must be the first option.
    • /l = Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
    • /s = Shutdown the computer.
    • /r = Shutdown and restart the computer.
    • /g = Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is rebooted, restart any registered applications.
    • /h = Hibernate the local computer. Can be used with the /f option.
    • /t xxx = Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
    • /f = Force running applications to close without forewarning users. The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is specified for the /t parameter.
This command shuts down the computer, first forcing running applications to close:
shutdown.exe /s /f
  • Gadgets ON:
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
  • Gadgets OFF:
taskkill /F /IM sidebar.exe
Windows Media Center:

  • ehshell.exe
    • /nostartupanimation = stops the startup sound and Windows Media Center logo
    • /playallmusic = plays all your music instantly
    • /screensaver = starts the Media Center screensaver
This command starts WMC and plays all music:
C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell.exe /playallmusic
%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe /playallmusic
This command shuts down WMC:
taskkill /F /IM ehshell.exe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #8

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot

Here's some 'hidden' runddl commands (mainly control panel stuff) that I made as my very first post a year ago, obviously not very intresting going of the reply's it received lol! .. feel free to have a look to see if they help your decisions any..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Here are some command line options I use:

Shut down and hibernate:
For example : I want to program on og my programmable keys to make it "Show/View Desktop"

Which command line, not a shortcut would I use?

If no one knows then could someone point me to a websites dedicate to command lines that cause a feature like viewing desktop etc

Thank You.

I'm using a MSFT 3,000 Keyboard with it's lonely 5 programable keys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #10


Was there something wrong with the commands Generator and I gave you?

Anyway, I do not know how to show / hide desktop from command line, at least without first creating some scripts. Here are two scripts to you, one to show desktop (minimize all windows), one to restore all minimized windows.

Please notice you have to save these scripts as vbs-files, for example Minimize.vbs and Restore.vbs.

Minimize all open windows (show desktop):
Set shell = wscript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Restore all minimized windows:
Set shell = wscript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Copy and paste these to Notepad, save as XXXXXXXX.vbs as I mentioned above.

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