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    Is there a command string that simulates the "Win + R" (Run) command in Windows 7?

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    When I search Google, all sites that list keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 include WinKey+R for "Open ‘Run’ command"...

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='783686' date='08-Jul-2009 19:55']Is there a command string that simulates the "Win + R" (Run) command in Windows 7?[/quote]
    So if you had a command to open the run window, what would you do then? It might be that whatever command or program you're trying to run from that window can be done in a command line of its own. Dunno but just a thought...

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='783690' date='08-Jul-2009 17:16']So if you had a command to open the run window, what would you do then? It might be that whatever command or program you're trying to run from that window can be done in a command line of its own. Dunno but just a thought...[/quote]

    Doc, I use a program (http://www.skynergy.com/) for keyboard macros. Microsoft and I however, have designs on the some of the same key combinations.

    Hotkeyz has a selection to disable the Windows assigned keys, which is fine by me, because I can re-create most if not all of them -- except the Win-R (Run command.

    And before you ask: Every program today has their own ideas as to what makes great keyboard macros. I like to have all mine originate from one central spot, which Hotkeyz would then give me.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='783687' date='08-Jul-2009 17:02']When I search Google, all sites that list keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 include WinKey+R for "Open 'Run' command"...[/quote]

    Hans, that's true. But, looking below to my response to Doc, I want to disable all the MS assigned Windows keys, so that I can then re-assign them to my own preferences. The one I cannot recreate is the Win + R, and the only way I have found to disable any of the MS assignments is to disable them all.

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='783694' date='08-Jul-2009 19:48']Hans, that's true. But, looking below to my response to Doc, I want to disable all the MS assigned Windows keys, so that I can then re-assign them to my own preferences. The one I cannot recreate is the Win + R, and the only way I have found to disable any of the MS assignments is to disable them all.[/quote]

    Is this something new for you? If not, try whatever you've done before.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='783699' date='08-Jul-2009 19:19']Is this something new for you? If not, try whatever you've done before.

    Joe[/quote]

    Joe, it' not new in that I haven't ever found a way to replicate Win + R

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    If you want to do it this way, you can always use the mouse for this one command...

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    [quote name='HansV' post='783726' date='08-Jul-2009 22:53']If you want to do it this way, you can always use the mouse for this one command... [/quote]

    Hans:

    Firstly, I want to be able to do it directly from the keyboard -- without using Win - R, and I want to not have to use the mouse, and, now it's turned into one of those "Oh yes I can!", because I KNOW there's a way to do what I want to do!

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    Er, good luck.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='783734' date='08-Jul-2009 23:30']Er, good luck.[/quote]

    I'll let you know how to do it...

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='783735' date='09-Jul-2009 01:47']I'll let you know how to do it...[/quote]

    Info on how Win+R works:

    Customizing Windows Run Command... - Wes' Puzzling Blog

    ShellExecute Function ()

    Custom Run Box (Resource Hacking) - David Cumps

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='783774' date='09-Jul-2009 07:32']Info on how Win+R works:

    Customizing Windows Run Command... - Wes' Puzzling Blog

    ShellExecute Function ()

    Custom Run Box (Resource Hacking) - David Cumps

    Joe[/quote]

    Thanks Joe!

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='783799' date='09-Jul-2009 09:17']Thanks Joe!

    Chuck[/quote]

    Dunno if anyone cares about this but me, but I got the solution.

    The guy that wrote Hotkeyz created a shortcut that calls the Win + R combo. Now, I can (via Hotkeyz) disable all the Windows pre-set key combinations, and re-define them as I wish -- eliminating programs that assign hotkeys that conflict with other programs, etc.

    I know that I'll come across a glitch or two at some point, but the big hurdle -- that Win + R -- is a "Dine."

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