and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters already assigned - I would like to reassign them to do things that I need - how do I do that?
You can do this with a key remapping program.
There are outside a lot of them which could help you to do what you want. E.g. KeyTweak but the most rich feature set is available in AutoHotkey which enable to write scripts, simple or complex. (You need to write a script to remap a key). I suggest it for you, you need to give a look at the documentation of hotkeys and the run command
You have to write a script like this:
#k:: #K:: Run C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe return
Step by step:
- Make a new text file
- Paste the the script in it from above
- Save as myscript.ahk
- Double click on the file
- Good! You are done! Press Win + k
This will remap both Win+k and Win+K to start Chrome. ( # is stand for Win key.)
Note: After the remapping you don't need to run the remapping program, it write the changes to the registry. So you can even delete the program after you set the remapping.