I was using Lync 2010 for a long time... but now I have switched to Lync 2013 recently. The key to open Lync 2013 is changed to Win+Y from Win+Q...Is there any way to change this to old key as it was in 2010.


You can use AutoHotkey and run the following script:


I use Q out of old habit too.

  • That is one way to do it, but if any application relies on Win+Y, you will need to (at least temporarily) disable the script. – Cfinley Jan 8 '15 at 14:51
  • Actually you wouldn't be able to do anything about Win+Y as that is Lync's own hotkey. However, if another application uses Win+Q you would need to chose which would win. Since Lync 2010 uses Win+Q and Lync 2013 uses Win+Y it seems unlikely that an enterprise application would chose any of those for it's hotkeys. – Morten Holje Jan 11 '15 at 11:33
  • It seems that I had a typo in my first comment. It should be Win+Q. I'm sure that there is a way to have auto hot key detect if Lync 2013 is open and run the command if it is. – Cfinley Jan 12 '15 at 16:13
  • My solution uses both hotkeys, and does not provide a way to remap Lync's hotkey and free up Win+Y. I am not familiar with a way to accomplish that. – Morten Holje Jan 15 '15 at 19:12
  • Perfect, I've already got AHK running anyways :) – enderland Apr 20 '15 at 20:38

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