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Keyboard doesn't have a windows key, how do I program shortcuts ?

I've copied my original question and your first solution below. It didn't fix my problem because my keyboard doesn't have a windows key.

I have a Logitech cordless mediaboard pro keyboard, model Y X5A77 and I don't know how to program the shortcut keys. I particularly want to program a key to show the desktop instead of clicking on the screen. I'm having problems with a blank page popping up and covering everything.

Solution #1posted on Jun 03, 2009bradhschererRank: Guru Rating: 86%, 21 votesHit the windows key + d at the same time.

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I would try using SharpKeys to assign some other key on the keyboard to be your Windows key. http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/Wikipage

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Hello Bryandrho,
By Windows key, what the previous technician meant was the key that has windows logo on it .. its on the bottom row next to the space-bar and ALT key.. Does that ring any bells? :)
Press that key and "D" simultaneously to reach desktop.
To program the shortcut keys, please install the Keyboard drivers that came along with the keyboard first and then you can program the keys from the Control panel --> Keyboard .. you should see extra tabs on the Keyboard properties pop-up. Follow the GUI.

Hope that helps. In case of any further queries, please do let me know.

Regards,
Srinivas.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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    genericuseru Apr 22, 2012

    I'm afraid you missed a fact, S.D. The keyboard the writer has is a PS3 Bluetooth keyboard with built in trackpad from Logitech. It is not a Windows, Mac, or even plain old PC keyboard. Between the left [CTRL] and [ALT] keys are a pair of keys for the left and right mouse buttons. The [ESC] key has the PS3 circle-button symbol, [F1] has the PS3 triangle-button symbol, the [F2] key has the square-button symbol and [ENTER] has the PS3 x-button symbol on it. Across the top of the keyboard, above the function keys are five other buttons for menu, rewind, play/pause, fast forward and BD-DVD Menu.

    I also have this keyboard. I better solution than has already been offered, other than to say that I use [CTRL]+[ESC] for the windows key function. I don't think there is a way to get that combo to work as the first key in a windows-key-combo.

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