Windows meta key

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Windows meta key

Postby ShawnMcCool » 13 Apr 2011, 04:59

Hi, I have been able to configure my gesture feature-set pretty well minus one feature. My windows gesture doesn't seem to work. What gesture is it supposed to be anyway?
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Re: Windows meta key

Postby TorbenGB » 13 Apr 2011, 07:12

The default Win-key gesture is a four-finger tap or hold, just like the Shift gesture, but on the row below "ZXCVB" and "NM,." (either side works; use the side opposite of the combo key you want to hit).
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Re: Windows meta key

Postby The00Dustin » 13 Apr 2011, 10:34

Interesting, I never have used that. I always thought the four-finger modifiers taps were modifiers, I didn't realize that tapping them was the same as tapping the keys (I just verified by tapping the lower rows for ALT, but was unable to find the Windows key). Regardless, I use the Windows key on the keyboard when I want just that key, and I have gestures/macros for the combo keys I use with it (windows key + E & windows key + L).
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Re: Windows meta key

Postby ShawnMcCool » 13 Apr 2011, 15:05

the lower row is alt but i have a modifier chord (lh 1 2 3 and 5) which allows me to do win + r which is good. But, I'd still like to be able to just tap a chord to pop up the start menu. Any thoughts?
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Re: Windows meta key

Postby The00Dustin » 14 Apr 2011, 02:03

If you have any free tap gestures, you could set one up. I use some of the blank keys for that with macros instead of even having a gesture, it's just like a single keypress. The blank keys I am referring to are 3 keys left of F4,F5,F6, 1 key below F6 above Backspace, 1 key below F12 above Space, 3 keys right of F10,F11,F12, and 1 key left of the up arrow. I actually have Enter assigned left of the up arrow and could technically use the enter key for something else. The rest of the keys I just mentioned all have macros assigned for various keyboard shortcut functions.
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Re: Windows meta key

Postby nomaded » 14 Apr 2011, 18:02

Instead of using a blank key, you could use the "hand key" which, when mapped as a Windows device, acts like the Win key.
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Re: Windows meta key

Postby ShawnMcCool » 14 Apr 2011, 20:11

nomaded wrote:Instead of using a blank key, you could use the "hand key" which, when mapped as a Windows device, acts like the Win key.


That's currently my option however I'm working on setting up a vm to update my gestures.
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