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How to create a new keyboard shortcut using the Windows key on WinXP

Is it possible to define new WinKey+some_key shortcuts? How would one go about it?

Also, is it possible to somehow redefine Win-E (starts Windows Explorer) shortcut in the registry?

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  • Why? Is it really that useful to you? Sorry for the downvote. – r4. Jan 28 '12 at 0:01
  • @OlofEdler - Which part? About the general mapping, yes (I have tons of other shortcuts already mapped to alt and control keys, from volume control, to notes programs, to shortcuts to my most used quick applications ... <- travel often, rarely use mouse). About the Win+E, yes, I switched to a different file manager a while ago. – Rook Jan 28 '12 at 0:12
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    In any case I didn't understand the reason for the downvote, but if you feel that way, then, by all means ... – Rook Jan 28 '12 at 0:12

One of the easiest, and my favorite, ways to use keyboard shortcuts is with AutoHotkey (AHK). Defining a new Windows+Key shortcut can be as simple as:


;do something


The documentation is a great start and provides many examples. If you need more help, the community forum is another great resource.

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    Autohotkey is always the answer! – surfasb Jan 28 '12 at 1:19
  • @surfasb As evident from many of my answers here on SU. :P – iglvzx Jan 28 '12 at 1:23

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