View Full Version : WinXP shortcut key combos not working

08-11-2004, 09:46 AM
For no apparent resaon my home PC running Windows XP no longer responds to shortcut key combinations like windows-m or windows-e.

I checked for viruses and spyware etc but the system is clean.

08-11-2004, 10:43 AM
Have a look at these and see if they help
Shortcut key for shortcut does not work
here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;134552)
Shortcut Keys Do Not Work After You Add the "Remove Frequently-Used Programs List from Start Menu" Policy Setting
here (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=330459)

08-11-2004, 10:56 AM
Thanks johnboy, but neither link is useful. Both windows-m and windows-e have been availbe for years in Windows, at least from Win98. Windows-m shrinks all windows to the task bar while windows-e open Windoes explorer. So they're both able to be used from within other windows. the other link refers to links set up by the user.

BTW I have PS2 installed.

08-11-2004, 11:02 AM
Perhaps your windows key is broken?

Does it bring up the start menu when pressed?

I would start by looking into regional settings,keyboard settings,whatever.....

08-11-2004, 05:21 PM
Windows key works OK on its' own. Nothing obvious anywhere in control panel.

Tristan Speak
08-11-2004, 07:56 PM
Do you have TweakUI installed? If you open TweakUI for WinXP there is an option to "enable Windows+X hotkeys" under Explorer settings.