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Yesterday I asked how I could disable or reassign the infamous CAPS LOCK key. The accepted answer pointed me to AutoHotkey, a powerful free, open-source utility for Windows for automating key strokes and mouse clicks.

The tool includes a script language and even a compiler (!) and it seems to work very well. For example, I managed to map the middle mouse button to the ALT-TAB key combination using this script in Windows Vista:


Now, I wanted to do the same reassigning the CAPS LOCK key to ALT-TAB:


But this doesn't have the desired effect. Instead of showing the "ALT TAB" running applications menu, it shows the Vista Start menu, as if I had hit the WIN key.

Any suggestions?

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These both work for me in Vista. – Dennis Williamson Jul 17 '09 at 17:23
You may consider mapping this authotkey script to capslock. It's more efficient than alt-tab if you have lots of windows: – Tom Aug 21 '11 at 7:55
up vote 3 down vote accepted

This works for me


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CapsLock UP::AltTabAndMenu
share|improve this answer – svandragt Jul 17 '09 at 12:12
Sorry, doesn't work on my machine. Same behavior (opens Windows Start menu) – splattne Jul 17 '09 at 12:22

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