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I'm trying to remap Win+Tab to Ctrl+Alt+Tab using Autohotkey, in a way that each time I hit Win+Tab, it would send Ctrl+Alt+Tab instead.

I have this so far, but I'm not sure why it isn't working. I checked the documentation on Autohotkey and everything seemed right..

Rwin & Tab::send, CtrlAltTab

I was hoping someone could help me with this, thank you!

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I can't check this because Ctrl+Alt+Tab doesn't seem to do anything on my machine, but the code would probably be:

Rwin & Tab::Send, ^!{Tab}

If this doesn't work, check first with either SoundBeep, 500, 500 or a normal character. If the SoundBeep, 500, 500 or normal character in e.g. Notepad doesn't work either, you might have to run AutoHotKey in Admin mode (Windows 8 issue).

The alternative that Aaron Miller came up with should be:

RWin & Tab::Send {Ctrl Down}{Alt Down}{Tab}{Alt Up}{Ctrl Up}

But as said again, test FIRST if AutoHotKey does work in Windows 8 with something simple like e::a . There is a good chance it does NOT, unless you run it with Admin rights (right click run as...)

I realize why Ctrl+Alt+Tab doesn't work on my machine. I disabled Flip 3D!

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Thanks for the reply, but it still doesn't work. Edit: I didn't know pressing enter would send the comment, sorry. On Windows 8, it should open the Alt-Tab, without having to hold Tab, When I press the keys normally, it works fine, but not with the keys remapped with Autohotkey. – Gordon Pham-Nguyen Jun 10 '13 at 20:30
Gordon, I still have not seen confirmation that AutoHotKey does work in your Windows 8 environment. I want to see proof of that before trying to tackle this code. create a script with e.g. F1::SoundBeep, 500, 500 run that script and see what happens when you press [F1]. – Robert Ilbrink Jun 12 '13 at 6:08
Robert, when I press F1, a beep comes out of my computer speakers. – Gordon Pham-Nguyen Jun 12 '13 at 15:58
Perfect, Next try F1::SendInput, ^!{Tab} or of that doesn't work just F2::SendInput, Hello and then press F2 when Notepad is active. – Robert Ilbrink Jun 12 '13 at 17:03
F1 doesn't work, but F2 works and types out "Hello". – Gordon Pham-Nguyen Jun 13 '13 at 3:54

Find Window Switcher.lnk in C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch and activate this link with any shortcut you want.

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CtrlAltTab doesn't seem to mean anything special to AutoHotkey, per its documentation; if anything, I'd expect it to send the literal string. (Try it while a Notepad window has focus; it seems likely the result would be "CtrlAltTab" entered into the Notepad window as though you'd typed it.)

Instead, try this:

RWin & Tab::Send {Ctrl}{Alt}{Tab}

or perhaps this, which would affect both Windows keys:

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Thanks for the reply, but that still doesn't work for me. Ctrl+Alt+Tab is supposed to trigger this on Windows 8. With the first string, nothing happens. The second one gives me an error that the command is not recognized. – Gordon Pham-Nguyen Jun 10 '13 at 20:38
@GordonPham-Nguyen: For the record Ctrl+Alt+Tab works the same way in Win7 as well. Win+Tab and Ctrl+Win+Tab in Win7 activate Flip3D. – Karan Jun 11 '13 at 0:20
To those who edited: Good work in general, but in this case, the edit was bogus because what's intended there is not a combination of the three keystrokes, but rather the literal string CtrlAltTab -- hence the use of backticks in one instance, and double-quotes in the other. – Aaron Miller Jun 13 '13 at 5:26

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