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I have several monitors and use the taskbar autohide feature together with fullscreen applications, so I don't know which window currently has focus. Pressing win+{currently focused window number} makes that window minimized and it is really annoying.

There is a similar question already, but it solves this problem for mouse clicking only.

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So, what do you want to happen? Just nothing? – Oliver Salzburg Aug 20 '13 at 11:57
    
Yes, just nothing. – one_half_3544 Aug 20 '13 at 12:17
    
Is an AutoHotKey script a valid option? It would catch those key combinations {#1},{#2},{#3}... and then do nothing. Haven't tested it so far but I guess its possible. – nixda Aug 20 '13 at 13:11
    
Thank you. I'll check if it works and post result here. – one_half_3544 Aug 20 '13 at 13:30
    
Ok, doing nothing in #1 handler really does nothing (no focusing even if that window does not have focus). So, I'm investigating how to also mimic the original behavior of <kbd>win</kbd>+# via AutoHotKey... – one_half_3544 Aug 20 '13 at 13:43

It is possible to intercept the keystroke using a program like AutoHotkey. Once installed, you can write and run scripts that intercept keyboard input. The simplest kind of script is called a "hotkey". You simply state a keystroke and the desired action.

You could define the Windows+Num keystroke to do nothing, which would prevent it from being sent to Windows to toggle the visibility of the programs at that slot in the taskbar.

#1::
#2::
#3::

You will lose the capability of launching an application in the taskbar with this simple, global interception. But, I'm sure someone can recommend how to write a script that is aware of the window's focus and taskbar slot.

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Thank you, this solution was already discussed in comments above... – one_half_3544 Aug 27 '13 at 11:57
    
Oh snap, the comments were collapsed when I answered! If I get around to it, I'll try to actually make a script that behaves with focused windows. – Anthony Mastrean Aug 27 '13 at 13:19

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