1. SvanteH's Avatar
    My all-so-expensive and nicely working keyboard is lacking a Windows key. I've been wanting to upgrade to Windows 8 for a while but I can't help but wonder if I lose too much functionality by not having the Winkey. Is there a way to rebind the Winkey functionality to another combination (e.g Ctrl-Alt)?

    Will I miss the Winkey too much or is the e.g Search charm reachable through another key combination?
    02-08-2013 02:27 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    What keyboard do you have?
    02-08-2013 02:57 PM
  3. SvanteH's Avatar
    New "MEKA" Keyboard Joins The Tt eSPORTS Mechanical Product Range

    While it's not absolutely the best keyboard I did pay quite some money (poor student) for it so I'd be sad parting with it for the sole purpose of needing a Winkey :p
    02-08-2013 03:31 PM
  4. bawboh86's Avatar
    Well, I've been using Win8 for a few months now, and I don't think there are other key combos. You can, however, hover the mouse in specific spots on the screen to get to these functions (ie: hovering in the upper-/lower right of the screen brings up the Charms menu).
    02-08-2013 03:39 PM
  5. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Sorry to derail but, I thought you might be female. I read winky...and Windows can always change keys, and yes you do need a winkey in W8. Make it F4 or something.
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    02-08-2013 03:41 PM
  6. SvanteH's Avatar
    I know about the "hover at certain spots" but the key combinations are so much more useful. Looks like I'll have to invest in a new keyboard eventually.
    02-08-2013 03:49 PM
  7. Bearach's Avatar
    Last edited by Bearach; 07-08-2013 at 05:12 PM.
    02-08-2013 04:04 PM
  8. SvanteH's Avatar
    CTRL+ESC Is another shortcut you can learn. It will bring up the start screen.
    That one I know but being able to bring up the search charm for example is not possible (and even if it were, pressing Ctrl-Esc-S would just feel even more awkward)
    02-08-2013 05:14 PM
  9. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    02-08-2013 10:13 PM
  10. ttxzee's Avatar
    if you are searching on start screen just start typing and it'll go into search charm
    02-11-2013 11:26 PM
  11. SvanteH's Avatar
    After installing Windows 8 I must say, a Win key so far would be nice but it sure works without. Like ttxzee mentions as well, just by typing in the start screen will bring up the search. I also find myself more often moving my mouse to the left corner of the screen to swap back and forth instead of pressing Ctrl-Esc.
    02-13-2013 01:53 AM
  12. Rising Mos's Avatar
    Look into a program called 'AutoHotKey'. I think you can use it to create map another key in your keyboard into the 'Win' Key. I hope this helps.
    02-25-2013 12:23 AM

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