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I have 2 monitors, and use the Windows snap feature frequently. In order to use the snap feature to position 4 Windows equally through out 2 different monitors you need to use the Windows key and the arrow keys. I have been doing this for the last few weeks, but now all of a sudden the commands no longer work. Has anyone experienced this? What is the solution?

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Is it all Win-key hotkeys (eg Win+R for the Run dialog) or just the window-movement keys?

If it is only the window movement keys, then open the Control Panel, then Ease of Access Center, then Make the keyboard easier to use. Now make sure that the Prevent windows from being automatically arranged… checkbox under Make it easier to manage windows is not checked. There is a similar checkbox in Make the mouse easier to use to allow/prevent dragging windows to/from the window edges.

If no Win-key combinations work, then open the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and navigate to User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer and make sure that Turn off Windows+X hotkeys is either disabled or not configured. (You’ll need to log out and back in or reboot for it to take effect.)

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I tried the ease of access route, and the box you are referring to isn't checked. how do i get the group policy editor? –  Guided33 Mar 16 '11 at 1:52
    
Run the command gpedit.msc. –  Synetech Mar 16 '11 at 3:02
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If this is all Windows key commands, check your keyboard. Some keyboards like Logitech's gaming series have a switch/button for a gaming mode that disables the Windows key. Look for the joystick switch.

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