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How assign hotkey to taskbar menu in XP?

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Anonymous
September 14, 2004 2:52:28 PM

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I have created some simple menus of my own. When I click on the correct
place on XP's taskbar they pop up a menu screen (not a window with borders).

They are a bit like the standard Quick Link menu but without visible icons.

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How can I assign a hotkey combination to a menu so that it pops up?

Is it possible to do launch the menu by pressing just a single key? For
example: the XP Start menu pops up when the "Win" key is pressed.
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 12:02:51 AM

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To move around the desktop toolbars, Taskbar, Notification Area and the Desktop - press Ctrl + Escape (or the Winkey) to activate Start, Escape to cancel the menu, then Tab and Shift + Tab to the various parts of the screen. Use the arrow keys to move within a section. Winkey + B jumps straight to the System Notification Area. To get a context menu of a blank part of the taskbar use the clock's context menu. Shift + F10 displays the context menu, Space or Enter activates.


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"Sammo" <noone@no-where.com> wrote in message news:95646E9F7835FD92F1@127.0.0.1...
> I have created some simple menus of my own. When I click on the correct
> place on XP's taskbar they pop up a menu screen (not a window with borders).
>
> They are a bit like the standard Quick Link menu but without visible icons.
>
> -------
>
> How can I assign a hotkey combination to a menu so that it pops up?
>
> Is it possible to do launch the menu by pressing just a single key? For
> example: the XP Start menu pops up when the "Win" key is pressed.
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 6:19:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32,microsoft.public.win32.programmer.kernel (More info?)

"David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote:
>
> To move around the desktop toolbars, Taskbar, Notification Area
> and the Desktop - press Ctrl + Escape (or the Winkey) to
> activate Start, Escape to cancel the menu, then Tab and Shift +
> Tab to the various parts of the screen. Use the arrow keys to
> move within a section. Winkey + B jumps straight to the System
> Notification Area. To get a context menu of a blank part of the
> taskbar use the clock's context menu. Shift + F10 displays the
> context menu, Space or Enter activates.


Can I actually assign a hotkey to one of the taskbar menus?

Maybe through the registry?
Anonymous
September 16, 2004 3:36:13 AM

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Not that I know of. I can tell you how to turn on vertical explorer bars only (closely related to horizontal bars and desktop toolbars).

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"Sammo" <noone@no-where.com> wrote in message news:956591B7C3E41D92F1@127.0.0.1...
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote:
> >
> > To move around the desktop toolbars, Taskbar, Notification Area
> > and the Desktop - press Ctrl + Escape (or the Winkey) to
> > activate Start, Escape to cancel the menu, then Tab and Shift +
> > Tab to the various parts of the screen. Use the arrow keys to
> > move within a section. Winkey + B jumps straight to the System
> > Notification Area. To get a context menu of a blank part of the
> > taskbar use the clock's context menu. Shift + F10 displays the
> > context menu, Space or Enter activates.
>
>
> Can I actually assign a hotkey to one of the taskbar menus?
>
> Maybe through the registry?
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