In what I can’t even fathom was a fair trade, my sister gave me her old (and now unused) ThinkPad 600E for my old Sony Clie PDA, and I’ve been a happy little puppy setting it up to be my new machine-away-from-home. One annoying thing, though, is that IBM doesn’t believe in putting the Windows keys on the keyboard, and as a result, all the shortcuts my fingers have been trained to use aren’t available. After a bit of searching, I tracked down an excellent utility, RemapKey, that’s part of the Windows 2000 Resource Kit. It lets me remap any key to another, and now my righthand CTRL key is standing in as the Windows key. Mucho mejor! (If you’re interested, there appears to be a copy that’s one version out of current available on a German tech support site.)


I rely very heavily on the windows-key shortcuts too. Windows-M, oh where would I be without you!

I need to get my KDE Desktop mocked up into something similar.

• Posted by: nita on Nov 10, 2002, 3:26 AM

I’ve never been in the habit of using the windows key, since I worked on a lot of older systems. So I mainly use Control-Excape to do the same thing. Very helpful on those 1990 Compaq keyboards that are hooked to my 1996 clone.

• Posted by: Mike on Nov 10, 2002, 12:01 PM
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