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I want to remap the keyboard layout/language switching to Win+Space, I tried it with:

LWin & Space::Send, ^+

But it doesn't seem to work, I would want it to send a Ctrl+Shift sequence so that I can switch between keyboard layouts with Win+Space.

How can I make this work?

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Are you sure this is Ctrl+Shift? On my system it is Alt+Shift. anyway, use this command:

LWin & Space::Send, {Alt Down}{Shift}{Alt up}

Replace Alt for Ctrl if your system indeed uses the Ctrl+Shift combination.

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I tried the answer, but it didn't work for me. Also I tried:

LWin & Space::Send, {Alt Down}{Shift}{Alt up}

LWin & Space::Send, {Alt Down}{Shift}{Alt up}

#space::Send, {lshift dn}{lalt dn}{lalt up}{lshift up}

But neither works. However Left Alt + Left Shift work just fine when I press them, but not if AHK is sending the combination.

On a side note - I have checked 'Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key' (mouse properties -> pointer options), and when I press win+space I see the circles around my mouse pointer.

So I assume it sends CTRLinstead of alt or shift. Any ideas?

PS: On a side note - this works:

!space::send {Shift}

but this does not:

#space::send {lalt dn}{shift}{lalt up}

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