I'd like to map the Windows key to my middle mouse button on my Logitech mouse, to swap in and out of the metro interface. You can assign keys to any of the mouse buttons in the Logitech software but I cannot get the Windows key to remap because when you click in the box and press it, it takes me into Metro like it's supposed to. Anyone have any ideas?


In SetPoint, set the function of the button to be Other / Start Menu. That appears to have the same effect as pressing the Windows key.

  • Does SetPoint support all mouse? – neo Apr 16 '13 at 3:53

The best way I found was to set it as a macro. You can insert the windows button if you check under "Insert Special Keys" I did it with the microsoft mouse and keyboard center

  • Can you be a little more specific? I wasn't able to follow your directions. – slm Jan 3 '13 at 6:22

The best way I found to map the Windows Key to a mouse button is by using X-Button Mouse Control. When mapping the mouse button, choose the Simulated Keys option. In the Enter Custom Keys field, enter {LWIN} or {RWIN}. Click OK then Apply.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.