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    I have a new keyboard and want to program a key to open the windows search function.
    Can anybody tell me what file would do that?

    Thanks in advance!
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    All one needs to do is use the Windows key+F and the find screen will open.

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    [quote name='halek2' post='790678' date='25-Aug-2009 21:13']I have a new keyboard and want to program a key to open the windows search function.[/quote]
    Dave's answer answers your question, but if you have a notion that you ever want to do more re-assigning of keys on your new KB, take a look here: InchWest - Software that brings productivity to work for their keyboard mapping program.

    BUT, be sure you check out ALL the available Windows hot keys, as Dave's is just one of MANY that already exist.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='790723' date='26-Aug-2009 07:30']Dave's answer answers your question, but if you have a notion that you ever want to do more re-assigning of keys on your new KB, take a look here: InchWest - Software that brings productivity to work for their keyboard mapping program.

    BUT, be sure you check out ALL the available Windows hot keys, as Dave's is just one of MANY that already exist.[/quote]

    I guess my question was not specific enough.
    The key is on the mouse, and what I need to know is the name of the file that opens the search window.
    Also, I am still using a many years old version of HotKeys that saves me many repeated keystrokes. I would hate to be without it.
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    Can you explain how a "key" on a mouse is related to you "new keyboard" ???? I can't visualize what it is you are asking based on the information provided.
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='790855' date='26-Aug-2009 16:41']Can you explain how a "key" on a mouse is related to you "new keyboard" ???? I can't visualize what it is you are asking based on the information provided.[/quote]

    The key is programmable, and the info I need is what file to open in order to open the search window when the key is hit. Not directly related to the keyboard, but the keyboard also has several programmable keys.
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