How do I create a hotkey/keystroke for "Show Desktop" or "Minimize



philosophe
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using a
mouse/icon?

Thanks.

philosophe_ny(at)hotmail.com

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
philosophe wrote:

> I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
> keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using
> a mouse/icon?
Hi

Put this line in a .vbs file (VBScript) and create a shortcut to it,
and then assign a keyboard shortcut key for the shortcut (e.g
Ctrl+Alt+M):

CreateObject("Shell.Application").MinimizeAll




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brianb
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
2 options:

#1: alt+m works if you are focused on the taskbar
#2: Go to the "show desktop" shortcut on your quicklaunch bar. Right click
and choose send to>desktop (create shortcut). Next right click on the new
shortcut on your desktop and go to properties. Navigate to the Shortcut Key
field and put in a shortcut you want...something like ctrl+alt+d or whatever.

"philosophe" wrote:

> I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
> keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using a
> mouse/icon?
>
> Thanks.
>
> philosophe_ny(at)hotmail.com

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Philosophe, I tried #2 below and it worked.
The trick was, in the field where it says "none," to simply type the letter
you wish.
Ctrl and Alt will appear by default, so just type a "D" for desktop.
Apply your changes.
OK out.

brianb wrote:
> 2 options:
>
> #1: alt+m works if you are focused on the taskbar
> #2: Go to the "show desktop" shortcut on your quicklaunch bar. Right
> click and choose send to>desktop (create shortcut). Next right click
> on the new shortcut on your desktop and go to properties. Navigate to
> the Shortcut Key field and put in a shortcut you want...something
> like ctrl+alt+d or whatever.
>
> "philosophe" wrote:
>
>> I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
>> keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using a
>> mouse/icon?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> philosophe_ny(at)hotmail.com

geezer
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
On Wed, 11 May 2005 10:30:46 -0700, "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>
wrote:

>Philosophe, I tried #2 below and it worked.
>The trick was, in the field where it says "none," to simply type the letter
>you wish.
>Ctrl and Alt will appear by default, so just type a "D" for desktop.
>Apply your changes.
>OK out.
>
>brianb wrote:
>> 2 options:
>>
>> #1: alt+m works if you are focused on the taskbar
>> #2: Go to the "show desktop" shortcut on your quicklaunch bar. Right
>> click and choose send to>desktop (create shortcut). Next right click
>> on the new shortcut on your desktop and go to properties. Navigate to
>> the Shortcut Key field and put in a shortcut you want...something
>> like ctrl+alt+d or whatever.
>>
>> "philosophe" wrote:
>>
>>> I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
>>> keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using a
>>> mouse/icon?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> philosophe_ny(at)hotmail.com
>
>


1 works for me
2 does not.

geezer
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
On Wed, 11 May 2005 18:35:29 +0200, "Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)"
<Torgeir.Bakken-spam@hydro.com> wrote:

>CreateObject("Shell.Application").MinimizeAll


This worked for me

glecko
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
doesn't WINKEY + D do that?


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Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
glecko wrote:

> doesn't WINKEY + D do that?
Hi,

From the post that started this thread:

"I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key."


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nospam.please@ualberta.ca
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
"=?Utf-8?B?cGhpbG9zb3BoZQ==?=" <philosophe@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in news:73127B67-8E31-442C-84EC-0C11CEA0C152@microsoft.com:

> I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
> keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using a
> mouse/icon?
>
> Thanks.
>
> philosophe_ny(at)hotmail.com
>

Create a file named "Show Desktop.scf"
(the actual name isn't important, just the extension)
containing the 5 lines below:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

You could put this file in your quicklaunch toolbar where you can click
on it, and/or put it elsewhere and then create a shortcut to it - you
could set the hotkey for the shortcut to something like Ctrl-Alt-D.

XP usually already has this file in your quicklaunch by default, so all
you may need to do is create the shortcut (on your desktop, in the start
menu, in quicklaunch...). Just Alt-drag and drop the "Show Desktop"
icon from your quicklaunch to the desired location - this should create a
shortcut. Then right-click the shortcut and go to properties, where you
can set the hotkey.

brianb
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
#2: Go to the "show desktop" shortcut on your quicklaunch bar. Right click
and choose send to>desktop (create shortcut). Next right click on the new
shortcut on your desktop and go to properties. Navigate to the Shortcut Key
field and put in a shortcut you want...something like ctrl+alt+d or whatever.


"nospam.please@ualberta.ca" wrote:

> "=?Utf-8?B?cGhpbG9zb3BoZQ==?=" <philosophe@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in news:73127B67-8E31-442C-84EC-0C11CEA0C152@microsoft.com:
>
> > I have a laptop WITHOUT a Windows Logo key. How do I create a
> > keystroke/hotkey so that I can minimize all windows without using a
> > mouse/icon?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > philosophe_ny(at)hotmail.com
> >
>
> Create a file named "Show Desktop.scf"
> (the actual name isn't important, just the extension)
> containing the 5 lines below:
>
> [Shell]
> Command=2
> IconFile=explorer.exe,3
> [Taskbar]
> Command=ToggleDesktop
>
> You could put this file in your quicklaunch toolbar where you can click
> on it, and/or put it elsewhere and then create a shortcut to it - you
> could set the hotkey for the shortcut to something like Ctrl-Alt-D.
>
> XP usually already has this file in your quicklaunch by default, so all
> you may need to do is create the shortcut (on your desktop, in the start
> menu, in quicklaunch...). Just Alt-drag and drop the "Show Desktop"
> icon from your quicklaunch to the desired location - this should create a
> shortcut. Then right-click the shortcut and go to properties, where you
> can set the hotkey.
>


How do I create a hotkey/keystroke for "Show Desktop" or "Minimize