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How to activate TaskView with Hot Corners in Windows 10








We have some really productive features in Windows 10. Most notably Task View and Start Menu/Screen

But in order to fully realize their potential, I felt that they should be activated by Hot Corners just like in Mac OS.

So here are some tweaks to achieve the same.


I used:
1.       AutoHotKey : Great program for sending keystrokes.
2.       Hot Corners 2: To activate hot corners.

Step 1.
Install AutoHotKey: I used it to send keystrokes to the processor. Installation is fairly simple.


Step 2:
Enter the following script in notepad and save it with an “ .ahk” extension: TaskView.ahk
                  Send {LWin Down}{Tab}
                  Send {LWin up}
                  Return



Step 3:
Install Hot Corners 2: This handy little program enables us to launch programs using Hot Corners.


Step 4:
Select the Hot Corner you want, select the dropdown and click Run.. option.
Give the path location to TaskView.ahk
Save and Exit

Now whenever we use the hot corner, TaskView gets activated as Windows key + Tab key are simulated.
Similar procedure can be followed to activate start menu through hot corner using Send {LWin}  command.

Follow these shortcuts to script your own code and customize according to your taste:

Winkey + TabActivates Task View
Winkey + AActivates Action Center
Winkey + CActivates Cortana with speech>
Winkey + DShows desktop
Winkey + EOpens File Explorer
Winkey + GActivates the new Xbox game bar to let you record games or take screenshots.
Winkey + HActivates share feature in Windows 10 apps
Winkey + IOpens Windows 10 settings
Winkey + KActivates Connect feature to stream to wireless displays and audio devices
Winkey + LLocks a machine
Winkey + PProject a screen
Winkey + RRun a command
Winkey + SActivates Cortana
Winkey + XOpens power user features
Winkey + Left / Right / Up / DownSnaps apps to the side of a screen (press Up or Down after snapping left / right to enable four apps to snap)
Winkey + Ctrl + DCreates a new virtual desktop
Winkey + Ctrl + F4Close virtual desktop
Winkey + Ctrl + Left or RightSwitch between virtual desktops
Winkey + Shift + Left or RightMove apps from one monitor to another
Winkey + 1 / 2 / 3...Open programs that are pinned on the taskbar. The first app is number one.

Important Note: In the earlier version of this post, I have forgotten to write a Return command in the script. Later noticed that the function is running continuously and has become a resource hog. Please add a Return in the script.

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