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How to add Windows 7 new keyboard shortcuts to Windows Vista.

If you have liked the new hotkey keyboard shortcuts which Windows 7 has introduced, you can add the same in Windows Vista or XP too

Download and use an app called Windows 7 Shortcuts. Shortcuts Included:
Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor
Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window
Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized
Partially Included:
Win+Space: Note from the developer: AHK won't allow multiple windows to be made transparent easily. Therefore, I've changed it to make the active window transparent until it is released.
Via : Lifehacker.
Download : Windows 7 Shortcuts

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Re HP wireless Elite keyboard (RK713A): I am using it with a Sony notebook (Windows 7) - can the F9-F11 keys somehow remapped to something useful eg. open Outlook etc. ? (Registry?) Thanks!


Here's the Microsoft way - note that all Win7 keyboard shortcuts begin with CTRL-ALT-(your shortcut key here).

Note also that a desktop shortcut must already exist to which to be invoked by the keyboard shortcut.....

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Create-keyboard-shortcuts-to-open-programs

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The way the Internet community does it:
www.autohotkey.com - freeware - allows you to "package" a number of
keystrokes into a "keyboard macro" and invoke that macro thru
the use of a "hotkey." Keyboard macros can be as short as one
function key, but some Win7 function keys cannot be ove-written, such as F5

Dec 04, 2010 | HP CPQ175KB Keyboard

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