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Windows 8.1 "Show Desktop" to "Win + M" from "Win + D"

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Windows 8.1 "Show Desktop" to "Win + M" from "Win + D"

    Hi guys,

    as most of you will be aware with the show desktop feature in the windows, which in the system tray on bottom right of your screen.

    I need a tweak or registry edit to make it do "Win + M" Minimize all Windows, instead of "Win + D" show desktop.

    Reason is it hides my gadgets and docks, while Win + M keep those on the desktop and just minimizes the windows.

    any help would be really appreciated.

    Thanks, and sorry mods if i posted my first post in the wrong section. please move it to right section.


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    Posts : 2,073
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Welcome to the Forums.

    You could post a request here:
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    Please read the rules before posting.

    The Mod on that forum and others there use AutoHotkey as well as other programming tools. But ahk should be suited to the task. If someone knows an existing freeware that already does it, they will suggest it. Your request sounds like the type of thing they would take on if there's no existing freeware.

    Edit: Donations are voluntary. Nobody on DonationCoder twists your arm even if they write a small custom utility for you.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Thanks for the suggestion MilesAhead!

    will definitely try that.

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    Windows 8

    Last edited by Priya10; 30 Sep 2014 at 03:53.
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Windows 8.1 "Show Desktop" to "Win + M" from "Win + D"

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