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I'm having an issue when attempting to bring up the RUN command. Left Windows key and r.

I've tried the following

Send("{LWIN r}")


Send("{LWIN down}")


Send("{LWIN up}")

None seem to work..Am I missing something to combine the LWIN and "r"?

Thanks in advance.

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big difference between skimming thru the help file and reading it

Lesson learned I hope. ;)


P.S. Welcome to the forum, by the way. :)

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Okay I must be missing something as well. Have read the help file and tried everything Gonzola tried. I get the win+r to work but for the life of me can't get win+x to work. Manually win+x brings up the advanced context menu in windows 8. Any hints appreciated.

Already tried:

Send("#x") <-- does nothing

Send("{LWIN}x") <-- dumps x into search box

Send("{LWINDOWN}x{LWINUP}") <-- does nothing

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big difference between skimming thru the help file and reading it. I "see" it now in the help file.

Then I might suggest you to read the Run and ShellExecute


Regards :)

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