The Windows logo key is a keyboard key which was originally introduced on the Microsoft Natural keyboard in 1994. This key became a standard key on PC keyboards. When pressed with no other key, the Windows key displays the Start menu/screen. When pressed in conjunction with another key, it provides shortcuts to several Windows functions. These shortcuts can speed up common tasks. For example, pressing the Windows key + E (press and hold the Windows key and then, while holding that key, press the “E” key, and then let go of both buttons) opens Windows Explorer.
SendKeys methode allows you to send keystrokes just as if you had manually typed them on the keyboard . For example ; if you trying to make a script that automatically opens a few applications and resizes them to the corners of your screen and you want to do that with the WinKey + Arrow Keys you can’t do it with batch , Vbs … usw.
Send Windows Key v1.1 – (Thursday, 11 November 2021)
[Added] – A different key (except windows key) can be send
[Added] – /Wait: parameter
[Added] – Some code Improvements
Oddly enough, Microsoft didn’t add a special code to the SendKeys method that would allow you to access the Windows key. Send Windows key is a very simple Portable freeware and helps to run the keyboard key combination which using with the windows key. Here are a short common list of Windows key shortcuts;
You can find a larger list in this Microsoft Link or in the download file. If you double click the exe file , the software will open a list of example parameters
For example if you want to use “Send Windows Key” in batch script , here is an example ;
SendWKey.exe #R notepad.exe
The above code opens “Run dialog box” and write Notepad exe in it.You will find an example of Vbscript in the downloaded file.
NOTE: Older windows versions may not support Some of the Windows Shortcut Keys
Wikipedia – Windows Key
Supported languages: English
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11 , Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows Xp (32 and 64-bit).
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