Shortcut to minimize a single window

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James Silverton

Hello All!

This thought occurred after discussion of minimizing Outlook
Express. I have a keyboard and mouse with a variety of
programmable keys but I can't find a shortcut to minimize just
the *one* window in use. Is there such a thing? I know you can
minimize *all* windows with Logo+M.
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James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

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Big Al

James said:
Hello All!

This thought occurred after discussion of minimizing Outlook Express. I
have a keyboard and mouse with a variety of programmable keys but I
can't find a shortcut to minimize just the *one* window in use. Is there
such a thing? I know you can minimize *all* windows with Logo+M.

ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu,
you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)

Part of this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449

Its not direct but its still keystroke.
 
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James Silverton

Big wrote on Mon, 05 May 2008 16:07:01 GMT:
ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the
System
menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or
close the window)


Thanks, I'd not thought of that but you have to click on the
system menu window to get to the - , AFAICT, and the - is
available as single click by mousing up to the top bar. I just
wondered if I could minimize the window with a programmed mouse
click. I've done one or two things that way; the most useful one
to me is "mark all read" for the posts in a newsgroup.
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James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

E-mail, with obvious alterations:
not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not
 
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Elmo

James said:
Big wrote on Mon, 05 May 2008 16:07:01 GMT:





Thanks, I'd not thought of that but you have to click on the system menu
window to get to the - , AFAICT, and the - is available as single click
by mousing up to the top bar. I just wondered if I could minimize the
window with a programmed mouse click. I've done one or two things that
way; the most useful one to me is "mark all read" for the posts in a
newsgroup.

Alt/Spacebar opens the window, then "n" minimizes. If you can program
that sequence, it may work.
 
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Alan Edwards

Big wrote on Mon, 05 May 2008 16:07:01 GMT:





Thanks, I'd not thought of that but you have to click on the
system menu window to get to the - , AFAICT, and the - is
available as single click by mousing up to the top bar. I just
wondered if I could minimize the window with a programmed mouse
click. I've done one or two things that way; the most useful one
to me is "mark all read" for the posts in a newsgroup.

You don't need to click on the - . Use the accelerator key on "n" for
MiNimise, i.e.

Alt Space n

....Alan
 
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James Silverton

Alan wrote on Tue, 06 May 2008 06:16:23 +1000:
You don't need to click on the - . Use the accelerator key on
"n" for MiNimise, i.e.
Alt Space n

Now that does work, thanks! The next thing is to see if I can
program the keyboard or the mouse to use it.

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James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

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Rey Santos

I have a Multimedia keyboard with Keyboard Hotkey Setting. You can assign
certain keys to particular function including minimize, maximize, etc.. It
has a Multimedia keyboard driver always running using more 30 MB memory.
Whats your keyboard?
 
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James Silverton

Rey wrote on Tue, 6 May 2008 06:26:02 -0700:
I have a Multimedia keyboard with Keyboard Hotkey Setting. You
can assign certain keys to particular function including
minimize, maximize, etc.. It has a Multimedia keyboard driver
always running using more 30 MB memory. Whats your keyboard?

I have a Logitech wireless media keyboard and I haven't found a
choice to minimize a single window. Key strokes can be
programmed but only 2 of them, AFAICT. Three would be needed for
the suggested CNTL-space n.

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James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

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James Silverton

James wrote to Rey Santos on Tue, 6 May 2008 11:15:39 -0400:
I have a Logitech wireless media keyboard and I haven't found
a choice to minimize a single window. Key strokes can be
programmed but only 2 of them, AFAICT. Three would be needed
for the suggested CNTL-space n.

I have an apology Rey. I missed the choice of "Minimize
application under mouse", which means that if the window has
been clicked or otherwise chosen it can minimized. For me, it's
a much more useful choice for the "Close Window" key (on my
Logitech Media keyboard: the one on the extreme lower left
marked with an X.)

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James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

E-mail, with obvious alterations:
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