Windows 10: Alternative way to launch Task View ? Solved

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  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    Alternative way to launch Task View ?

    Hello everyone!

    I'd love to map Windows 10's Task View to one of my mouse's buttons, but SetPoint* (the software for my Logitech mouse) does not support WinKey-based keyboard shortcuts, so mapping WinKey+Tab is impossible.

    I was wondering if there is any alternative way to launch Task View, for instance:

    • a cmd command to launch Task View?
    • an executable for Task View somewhere inside the system32 folder or something, which I can create a manual shortcut to
    • maybe an alternative keyboard shortcut not involving WinKey?

    Big thanks in advance, all the ideas are appreciated!

    * I use SetPoint 6.32 for compatibility reasons, upgrading SetPoint to a new version (which supports Task View out of the box) is not an option because my mouse stops working properly.
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  2.    26 Aug 2015 #2

    Windows Key + Tab
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #3

    Snakeyes said: View Post
    Windows Key + Tab
    Please read the question before posting an answer.
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4

    What can I say. I am an idiot.
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  5.    26 Aug 2015 #5

    Isn't clicking on the task view icon on the taskbar quick enough for you?

    There maybe 3rd party software that enables you to do what you want.
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       26 Aug 2015 #6

    maybe an alternative keyboard shortcut not involving WinKey?
    You can use Autohotkey to remap the key:
    AutoHotkey: macro and automation Windows scripting language
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  7.    26 Aug 2015 #7

    Thanks, I will take a look into got it working with AHK using this simple script:
    ^!t::Send #{tab}
    (Ctrl+Alt+T sends out WinKey+Tab).

    However I'd much rather do this this with a simple shortcut or a .bat file, if possible.
    I mean, it should be possible, right? It's just some process getting fired up within the Explorer.
    Last edited by pureby; 26 Aug 2015 at 08:14.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Aug 2015 #8

    I mean, it should be possible, right? I't just some process getting fired up within the Explorer.
    Since there's no executable version of Task view, therefore you cannot create a shortcut/Bat. I suspect it is a COM Object and can be accessed using its CLSID with explorer. Unfortunately, it is a new feature and we don't have any info on its CLSID.

    EDIT: At least you got it working until we find a better way. Autohotkey is light and takes only 1.9MB and does not take any resource
    Last edited by topgundcp; 26 Aug 2015 at 06:59.
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  9.    26 Aug 2015 #9

    Yes, I got it all covered for now with AHK. Thanks for your suggestion and info!
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  10. Posts : 8,894
    Windows 10 Professional
       26 Aug 2015 #10

    If you download and install 'Logitech Options', your Alt/Tab mouse button will show Task View.
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