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Desktop shortcut for the Win Key

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    Desktop shortcut for the Win Key


    The new Dell Venue 5000 tablet has a physical Win Key on the side of the tablet. I prefer the style where there is a touch sensitive Win logo at the bottom of the tablet. How can I make a desktop shortcut that activates the Win Key? Perhaps a shortcut to a .bat file but I don't know what to put in the .bat file.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dave,

    If you like, you might see if the shortcut in the tutorial below may work for you for this. It opens Start.

    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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    That works great! Thanks!!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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Desktop shortcut for the Win Key
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