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Apparently there is a trick to changing the default shortcut for Windows Search. However, I'd like to change it to Ctrl+Ctrl (e.g. pressing Ctrl key twice, like Google Desktop does). Is there a way to pull this off?

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I don't think it's possible using the registry key because the control key is a modifier, not an ASCII character.

I'd use something like AutoHotKey to do this. The following script would do this in AutoHotKey (assuming the default key combo is Control+Shift+f):

if(a_PriorHotKey <> "~ctrl" or A_TimeSincePriorHotkey > 400)
    KeyWait, ctrl
WinActivate, Program Manager
send, #+f
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