Sendkeys.. WHERE IS THE "WINDOWS KEY"....

sharpescalade

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I am trying to use sendkeys to tell windows to minimize all windows with "Windows Key" + D.....to show the desktop..

im going freaking crazy... i cannot find it anywhere.....???????
 

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plettieri

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Hi:

I believe that is the key with the "flying windows" logo on it...on my Dell keyboard it is the key located between Ctrl and Alt keys...what model type is your keyboard?

plettieri
 

pfarmer

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I am trying to use sendkeys to tell windows to minimize all windows with "Windows Key" + D.....to show the desktop..

im going freaking crazy... i cannot find it anywhere.....???????

I believe the Windows Key is one that you can only access using a Windows API.

Keep in mind that using an Windows API can make your system unstable or crash if not done correctly (and maybe even then). I have used several with success, such as hiding window labels, confining the cursor to a specific area (such as the borders of a userform), etc.

A good set of Visual Basic examples is located here:

http://www.allapi.net/tips/alltips.shtml

Some work pretty much as is in VBA, others have to be massaged a little bit, some don't seem to work at all.

Perry
 

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